That's a wrap!

That's a wrap!
Ocean Discovery campers at the University of Georgia's Marine Science department pool. (c) ECOGIG

July 14, 2017

The second year of our Ocean Discovery Camp was a huge success!! We partnered with the University of Georgia's summer academy and our campers got to be the first camp held in the new Science Learning Center on campus!

Our campers (ages 11-14) explored a number of ocean-themed topics through hands-on projects, crafts (yarn octopus! tubeworms! sea turtles!), 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. 

Ocean Discovery campers designed and built their own ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and even raced them at the end of camp! The controllers for their ROVs are available for purchase online here. You can watch a short video of their ROVs in action in our video gallery!

Our campers also created stop motion videos based on some of the ocean topics we touched on throughout the camp- we had a creative bunch of campers who produced some amazing works of art! They are vieweable online and in our video gallery!

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 big success again this year!! Stay tuned for next year's camp annoucement!

To read more about the Ocean Discovery Camp, please visit this page.

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