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, June 1, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020
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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. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. 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 - $280
Overnight Camp - $760
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 Coordinator for ECOGIG (Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf) a research group based at the University of Georgia in the Marine Science Department. She has a M.S. in environmental and 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. Emily is the co-founder of the Ocean Discovery Camp and this will be her fifth year as an instructor.
This camp has the opportunity to use the labs in our start-of-the art Science Learning Center. They have strict dress code requirements for individuals using their facilities which we must follow. Students will be required to wear long pants and closed toed shoes during the academic camp day during this week.
We recommend that all of our students bring a water bottle and small day bag to carry everyday items/supplies.
Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your camp. Overnight supply lists will be included.