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Sea Campus Kids

Sea Campus Kids is a marine-oriented day program for campers ages 6-11.  Campers will have their hands-on and feet-in as they participate in activities such as wading through a salt marsh, dissecting a fish or seining in the surf.

Sea Campus Kids    

Registration for Summer 2020 is  scheduled for October 15th at 9:00a.m. (Central Time)!

 Half-Day Workshops: Monday-Thursday Ages 6-10

Morning Workshops: 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Afternoon Workshops: 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Participants may register for the morning, afternoon, or both programs offered. Campers enrolled in morning and afternoon workshops will stay during lunch. 

Full-Day Workshops: Monday-Wednesday 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.

Beginner Ages 6-8;    Advanced Ages 9-11

Registration: A deposit of $30 is required for each workshop. 

Cancellation and Final Payment: The deposit may be refunded or applied to another workshop up to three weeks prior to the start of the workshop by contacting the Sea Camp office to confirm the change.  Full payment is due three weeks prior to the start of the workshop.  

Summer 2020 Workshop Schedule    

Week 1 (June 1-4)

Somethin' Fishy's Goin' On (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM) $160

Advanced Workshop for ages 9 to 11

Cast a line into the Gulf and Bay and learn all about the species of fish that inhabit Galveston’s marine habitat.  Learn all about local fishing regulations, fishing ethics, as well as the basics of casting, baiting a hook, and tying fishing knots. Participants will also learn how to clean and prepare fish.

Sharks, Stingrays, and Crabs (12:30 PM - 4:00 PM) $160

Discover the amazing diversity of crabs and cartilaginous fishes! Experience a hands-on dissection of a bony fish and compare its anatomy to the anatomy of a shark. Learn all about the blue crab life cycle, and then try your hand at catching one.

Week 2 (June 8-11)

Sharing Spaces (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM)  $160

Getting along in an ocean neighborhood may not be as easy as it sounds. Some ocean creatures live side by side without a hint of an interaction, but other neighbors develop such as a close relationship that they are literally cleaning each other's teeth! 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.  

Marine Mammals (12:30 PM - 4:00 PM) $160

Investigate flukes and flippers, baleen and blowholes, and spy-hopping and breaching in the underwater world of marine mammals. Compare dolphins and porpoises, seals and sea lions, and baleen and toothed whales. Explore the adaptations of the polar bear and get to know the clever sea otter. Learn how to help a stranded marine mammal and develop strategies for keeping them safe from human litter and pollution.
Week 3 (June 15-18)

Sharks, Stingrays, and Crabs (8:00 AM-11:30 AM) $160

Discover the amazing diversity of crabs and cartilaginous fishes! Experience a hands-on dissection of a bony fish and compare its anatomy to the anatomy of a shark. Learn all about the blue crab life cycle, and then try your hand at catching one.

Aqua-Marines...to the Rescue! (12:30 PM - 4:00 PM) $160

Just how long does it take trash to decompose? What are the different types of pollution? How can I take action to help? Junior scientists will work to understand marine environments and how to protect them.

Week 4 (June 22-24)

Marine Mammals (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) $180  

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.

Advanced Workshop: Ages 9-11 - FULL WITH WAITLIST

Beginner Workshop: Ages 6-8- FULL WITH WAITLIST

Week 5 (June 29-July 1)

Aquatic Animal Vet Clinic (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) $200           

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a veterinarian? Learn the science and skills needed in veterinary medicine to help marine animals in need. Grab your lab coat and let’s explore the many ways Veterinarians can help animals when they’re sick or injured!

Advanced Workshop: Ages 9-11- FULL WITH WAITLIST

Beginner Workshop: Ages 6-8 - FULL WITH WAITLIST

Week 6 (July 6-9)

Sharks, Stingrays, and Crabs (8:00 AM-11:30 AM) $160

Discover the amazing diversity of crabs and cartilaginous fishes! Experience a hands-on dissection of a bony fish and compare its anatomy to the anatomy of a shark. Learn all about the blue crab life cycle, and then try your hand at catching one.

Wild About Engineering (12:30 PM - 4:00 PM) $160

Advanced Workshop for ages 9-11

Investigate...Create...Design...Oh yeah.  Jump into the design arena and join the SCK engineering team.  Work individually or as a team to learn how to design, build, and test different contraptions. We will explore a variety of engineering fields through activities and projects.  Discover the what and why of slime, the power of the wind and waves and the ups and downs of roller coasters.

Week 7 (July 13-16)

Marine Mammals (8:00 AM-11:30 AM) $160

Investigate flukes and flippers, baleen and blowholes, and spy-hopping and breaching in the underwater world of marine mammals. Compare dolphins and porpoises, seals and sea lions, and baleen and toothed whales. Explore the adaptations of the polar bear and get to know the clever sea otter. Learn how to help a stranded marine mammal and develop strategies for keeping them safe from human litter and pollution.

The Ins and Outs of Invertebrates (12:30 PM - 4:00 PM) $160

Investigate the incredible world of marine invertebrates (our spineless but not gutless ocean friends). Learn the difference between bivalves and gastropods. Create your own adorable nudibranch to take home. With over 30 phyla of marine invertebrates, there’s so much to explore.

Week 8 (July 20-22)

Marine Biology Boot Camp (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) $180.00          

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 experiments. 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.

Advanced Workshop: Ages 9-11 - FULL WITH WAITLIST

Beginner Workshop: Ages 6-8 - FULL WITH WAITLIST

Week 9 (July 27-30)

Into the Abyss (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM) $160

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 so much to learn, a voyage into the abyss is surely not one to miss!

Sharks, Stingrays, and Crabs (12:30 PM - 4:00 PM) $160

Discover the amazing diversity of crabs and cartilaginous fishes! Experience a hands-on dissection of a bony fish and compare its anatomy to the anatomy of a shark. Learn all about the blue crab life cycle, and then try your hand at catching one

2020 Sea Squirt Workshops    

Session I: June 25-26 (9:00 am - 12:00pm)

Session II: July 23-24  (9:00 am - 12:00pm)

Sea Squirts Workshops are designed with our smaller scientists in mind.  Parents and children (4-5 years old) will discover and explore the marine environment together.  Explorers will make discoveries in the Sea Squirt classroom, explore a salt marsh, and create a product reflecting their adventures in marine science.

Cost: $110.00 per child

Children must be accompanied by a parent/adult caretaker (18+) to participate in the Sea Squirt program.  

 

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