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Sea Campus Kids is a marine science day program for students 6- 11 years old.

Learning is accomplished through multi-sensory interactive experience. Students will have their hands-on and their feet-in as they wade through a salt marsh, visit a turtle hatchery, dissect a fish or seine the surf. Campers will also be engaged in asking questions, discovering answers, observing problems, and creating possible solutions. The marine science content of the sessions will be monitored by a university marine biologist. Classes will be taught by teams of educators and marine science specialists.

2014 SEA CAMPUS KIDS WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS & SCHEDULES: WILL BE open January 11, 2014

Sharks, Stingrays, and Crabs - Discover the diversity of crabs and cartilaginous fishes (sharks, rays, and skates) then design your own species and its habitat. Seine in the surf and search for sharks’ teeth at the beach. Try to catch cantankerous blue crabs. Compare bony fish anatomy to the anatomy of a shark during dissections, a slimy hands-on experience. Beach & Salt Marsh field trips. Fish dissections.

Sharks, Stingrays, and Crabs Schedule
June 9-13 12:00pm-3:00pm  $130.00 FULL WITH WAITLIST

June 23-27  8:00am-11:00am  $130.00 FULL WITH WAITLIST

July 14-16  9:00am-3:00pm  $145.00 FULL WITH WAITLIST

August 4-6 9:00am-3:00pm  $145.00 FULL WITH WAITLIST


Aqua-Marines...to the Rescue! - Aqua-Marine Rescuers are called to duty to get their feet wet and protect their marine friends. Junior scientists work to understand and protect the marine habitats of Galveston by participating in a wetland restoration project, exploring water chemistry, learning about ways to protect sea turtles and investigating methods for cleaning up oil spills. Join a competition for sand castle durability to demonstrate causes and possible prevention of sand erosion. Beach and salt marsh field trips.

Aqua - Marines...to the Rescue! Schedule

July 21-25  8:00am-11:00am  $130.00 FULL WITH WAITLIST


Marine Mammals - Enter the wonderful world of marine mammals, our hairy ocean friends & learn about flukes & flippers, baleen & blowholes, spy hopping & breaching. Compare dolphins & porpoises, seals & sea lions. Take a “close” look at the largest mammal on Earth, study the only aquatic bear, and get to know the clever sea otter. Marine mammal explorers will also learn how to rescue a stranded animal. Beach trips and dolphin watching expedition. Appropriate for beginners and advanced explorers!

Marine Mammals Schedule

June 16-18 9:00am-3:00pm  $145.00 (Advanced Ages 9-11) FULL WITH WAITLIST

June 16-18 9:00am-3:00pm  $145.00  (Beginners Ages 6-8) FULL WITH WAITLIST


Somethin’ Fishy's Goin’ On- Advanced Workshop for ages 9 to 11 Catch cold-blooded creatures in a seine net and at the end of a pole then learn how to clean and cook them. Learn about fish, the most numerous vertebrates on the planet, while studying ichthyology on a grand scale. This course of study will include the Texas Parks and Wildlife Junior Angler training and certification. Beach and Bay fishing field trips and a culminating cook-off.


Somethin' Fishy's Goin' On Schedule

June 9-13 8:00am-11:00am  $130.00 (Advanced Ages 9-11) FULL WITH WAITLIST


Ancient Oceans - Megalodon, Ichthyosaurs and Dunkleosteus...oh my! No really, OH MY!! Before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, marine reptiles ruled the seas. Enter the world of the paleontologist as you excavate a "dig" site, assemble the skeleton and attempt to recreate an image of a prehistoric marine reptile. Investigate the ancient food.

Ancient Oceans Schedule

July 21-25  12:00pm-3:00pm  $130.00 FULL WITH WAITLIST


Into the Abyss - There are so many things to see beneath the ocean blue. Come take a journey to explore a multitude or two. Stargazer, oar, and lumpfish just to name a few; we'll learn about why and how creatures live just where they do. What lives so near the surface it sees the sunlight shine and what lives in the midnight zone with an amazing glowing spine? With a beach trip to explore, a dissection and much, much more...a voyage into the abyss is surely not one to miss!

Into the Abyss Schedule

August 4-6  9:00am-3:00pm  $145.00 FULL WITH WAITLIST


 

Marine Biologist Boot Camp- Beginning and Advanced Levels - Fall in and join the ranks of scientists who investigate the inhabitants of the oceans. Step in line as you learn how to use a microscope, study the art of dissecting and conduct scientific investigations. Enlistees will work in technical squads to conduct experiments, record data and report findings. The MBBC will include field trips to science labs and local marine habitats and fish and mollusk dissections.

Marine Biologist Boot Camp Schedule

July 7-9  9:00am-3:00pm  $145.00  (Advanced Ages 9-11) FULL WITH WAITLIST

July 7-9  9:00am-3:00pm  $145.00  (Beginner Ages 6-8) FULL WITH WAITLIST


Sharks, Sharks, and more Sharks  - Advanced Workshop for ages 9 to 11 Encounter myth and fact in this in-depth examination of the most fascinating and misunderstood fish in the ocean. This study will look at the anatomy, habitat, and eating habits of lots and lots of sharks: big sharks, little sharks, blue sharks, megamouth sharks, and Ornate Wobbegongs, Prehistoric sharks and sharks living in our very own bay. Pick your favorite sharks and use our campus resources to do a comprehensive study. Beach field trip and shark dissection.

Sharks, Sharks and More Sharks Schedule

June 23-27  12:00pm-3:00pm  $130.00  (Advanced Ages 9-11) FULL WITH WAITLIST

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Sharing Spaces-Crazy Roommates  - Getting along in an ocean neighborhood may not be as easy as it sounds. Sure some ocean creatures live side by side without even so much as getting to know each other. And then again some neighbors develop such as close relationship that they are practically cleaning each other's teeth...well actually one might really be tending to the dental hygiene of another! Explore the symbiotic relationships down in the deep and discover the freeloaders, the scroungers, the cordial, the aloof and the lethal members of the community. Field trips to the beach and salt marsh.

Sharing Spaces Schedule

July 14-16 9:00am-3:00pm  $145.00 FULL WITH WAITLIST

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Extreme Parenting - In the calm of the deep the daily routines and life styles of ocean tenants may actually shock and astonish. Take a wild look at the unusual life cycles and extraordinary parenting methods of ocean inhabitants. Investigate the extreme dedication of the octopus mom, the devotion of seahorse dad and the bizarre cichlid which uses its mouth as a playpen for its fry(babies). Discover just how far an organism will go to ensure the survival of their young. Field trips to the beach and salt marsh.

Extreme Parenting Schedule

July 28-30  9:00am-3:00pm  $145.00 FULL WITH WAITLIST

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The Ins and Outs of Invertebrates - Investigate the incredible world of marine invertebrates (our spineless but not gutless ocean friends). Bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, crustaceans, and more will be examined in this workshop. Observe the surprisingly world of the oyster community. This clammy workshop entails mollusk dissections, beach and salt marsh field trips, and a wacky 8-legged octopus race.

The Ins and Outs of Invertebrates schedule

June 30-July 2  9:00am-3:00pm  $145.00  (Advanced Ages 9-11) FULL WITH WAITLIST

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Sea Squirts - A special sea campus kids event just for 4 and 5 year old budding marine scientists. This camp is designed for eager young explorers accompanied by an assistant (parent) to join an inquiry expedition to the water's edge. Explorers will spend one session making discoveries engaged in the sea squirt classroom and one day researching the sandy beach marine environment and one creating a product reflecting what they discovered during their adventure.

Sea Squirts Schedule

June 9-11 8:00am-11:00am  $60.00

July 21-23  8:00am-11:00am  $60.00 FULL WITH WAITLIST

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Take a Dive - Submerge into the rainforest of the ocean. Discover the amazing diversity of marine flora and fauna and the extraordinary relationships that make life possible on the coral reef. Explore how coral reefs form, the types of coral reefs found around the world and environmental issues which are threating them. Beach trip and mollusk dissection.

Take a Dive Schedule

June 30-July 2  9:00am-3:00pm  $145.00 FULL WITH WAITLIST

July 28-30  9:00am-3:00pm  $145.00 FULL WITH WAITLIST