2019 Ocean Discovery Camp!

2019 Ocean Discovery Camp!
Campers at the Aquarium Outfitters store - they got to see, touch, feed and learn about all sorts of marine creatures on our 2019 field trip!

June 14, 2019

The fourth year of our Ocean Discovery Camp was a huge success!! We partnered with the University of Georgia's summer academy again, and enjoyed using the Science Learning Center on UGA's main campus!

Our campers (ages 11-14) explored a number of ocean-themed topics through hands-on projects, crafts (tube worms! sea turtles! trash monsters!), games, videos & photo slideshows. The topics we visited at camp included the ways we explore the deep oceans, amazing ocean ecosystems, chemosynthetic processes and communities & threats to our oceans such as plastic pollution, oil spills & climate change. This year camp included a field trip to our local aquarium store and a day dedicated to sea turtles and plastic pollution in the oceans.

Ocean Discovery campers designed and built their own ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and test drove them in the pool! The controllers for their ROVs are available for purchase online here

Our campers also created PSA videos based on some of the ocean topics we touched on throughout the camp!

All of the photos from camp are available on our Facebook page

A big thank you to everyone who helped to make the Ocean Discovery Camp a success again this year!! 

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