Jun 05, 2013
Registration is now open for the 2013 Marine Sciences Summer Program. The three-session program is an opportunity for young children (first through sixth grades) to learn about the coastal environment through fun and exciting activities.
Mark Murray, Marine Naturalist, hosts this year’s Marine Science Summer Program at the HSU Marine Lab. The goal of the marine science summer program is to offer children a hands-on opportunity to learn about and explore local diverse marine habitats. Each program includes observation of live marine animals, a walk to a local beach and a craft or project to bring home.
The program for all three sessions runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day. The cost is $15 per day or $70 for the whole five-day session, and $40 for the whole three-day session. Download the program brochure and registration form here.
The program includes three sessions with the following dates
Session One July 8 to July 12
Session Two July 16 to July 18
Session Three July 22 to the 26
Day 1: The Marine Lab & Local History
Introduction to the Marine Lab and local history; journey to some local historical sites.
Day 2: The Ocean
Explore the chemical makeup of the ocean with a field trip to the local beach and learn to use basic scientific equipment.
Day 3: Marine Mammals & Fish
Take a closer look at local marine mammals and fish; explore animals up close in the lab.
Day 4: Kelp Forest & Tide Pools
Learn about magnificent kelp forests and explore some stresses on local tide pools; perform your very own herbarium press.
Day 5: Classification & the Rocky Intertidal
Learn about local animals found in tide pools, and apply this knowledge as the group goes tide pooling.
Day 1: Invertebrates
Begin with a look at the most abundant creatures on the planet, the invertebrates, with a lab exploring these organisms up close.
Day 2: Vertebrates & Algae
Learn about some of the biggest animals in the world by exploring marine mammals and fish and explore the plants that grow in the ocean.
Day 3: Ocean Ecosystems
Learn about all of the diverse habitats that are found in the ocean.