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Campers got to learn the importance of protecting marine life and tried their hand at being fisheries managers in the Marine Protection and Fisheries Modeling lab.
As a key contributor to heat and carbon transport around our globe, the Southern Ocean plays a large role in regulating Earth’s global climate.
It is a tradition that OCG campers take an afternoon to go around the Clam Bayou property and pick up any trash they find.
OCG campers got their daily dose of Vitamin Sea on their field trip to Caladesi Island!
During the “Boat Float” lab, campers learned about density and displacement with the goal of using only cardboard and clear tape to make a boat that can hold two campers for as long as possible.
OCG campers learned about the dominant vegetation, the nutrients in the water, and the fish that live at Fort De Soto.
Campers had a blast during the “Shell Key” field trip this year.
Despite the unpleasant and very noticeable effects of the red tide on today’s cruise, everyone still managed to have a really fun time.
While learning about our beaches and the different ways that human interaction affects them, campers got their hands dirty creating model beaches, first in their image of what a beach looks like and then making a natural beach, which is a beach that has not had sand added to it or moved by humans.
This three-week summer program, designed for young women from Pinellas County in their sandwich summer between middle school and high school, has earned billing by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a model for immersive, experiential STEM learning for women and girls.
The camp looked a bit different this year. Instead of the traditional three-week in-person format, the camp will be a hybrid virtual and in-person format taking place over the next nine months.