The Ocean Discovery Camp offers a unique hands-on approach to marine science and ocean conservation issues. Each day will have a different ocean-related theme and is filled with aquatic fun designed to promote scientific literacy and understanding of the role that healthy oceans play in conservation. Students will learn about the technology and tools used in marine science research and experience the thrill of scientific discovery through hands-on exploration, projects, and crafts. This camp is offered at a reduced fee due to a grant for Marine Sciences education.
Monday, July 10, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017
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Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp - $250
Overnight Camp - $720
The Ocean Discovery camp is designed to accommodate both absolute beginners and students with some marine sciences knowledge, and all are encouraged to attend.
Emily Davenport is the Education and Outreach Specialist for ECOGIG (Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf) a research group based at the University of Georgia established after the Deepwater Horizon accident that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. She has a M.S. in environmental/marine science from Western Washington University and spent several weeks at sea for her research. She also has a deep love for the ocean and all the amazing creatures that exist there. Ms. Davenport is the co-founder of the Ocean Discovery Camp and this will be her second year as an instructor.
Sara Beresford has a M.S. in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development from the University of Georgia. She has several years of experience in environmental outreach and education. She currently works as the Communications and Outreach Lead for the Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas in the Gulf program at the University of Georgia’s Department of Marine Sciences. This is Ms. Beresford’s second year as instructor for the Ocean Discovery Camp.
Dr. Kimi Takagi has a Ph.D in Marine and Environmental Science from the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan. Kimi has conducted research in the watersheds and coastal ecosystems of Okinawa (Japan), Phuket (Thailand), Southern California, and Georgia. She is currently a Woodrow Wilson Fellow who is pursuing a Master's of Arts in Teaching Degree at Piedmont College. Her goal is to become a high school science teacher. Kimi is passionate about exciting people of all ages about marine science.
A more detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.