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Out at sea OCG 2019

All Aboard! OCG Goes Out to Sea

OCG campers arrived at the USF docks bright and early for their research cruise.

June 17, 2019Girls Camp

Collections Group led by Teresa collected water, sediment, and plankton samples for the other groups to examine.

Roll with the Sea

Working as one big team, the Collections Group led by Teresa collected water, sediment, and plankton samples for the other groups to examine.

June 16, 2019Girls Camp

Kayaking adventure to Shell Key

A Day at the Beach

While the wind was howling in from the southwest at around 14 miles per hour, all the kayaks made fairly easy work of the trip.

June 14, 2019Girls Camp

Oceanography Camp for Girls 2019

The First Day of Camp

Oceanography Camp for Girls 2019 is finally upon us and in full swing!

June 11, 2019Girls Camp

Oceanography Camp for Girls kick off

Oceanography Camp for Girls kicks off today

The 2019 Oceanography Camp for Girls kicks off.

June 10, 2019Girls Camp

Building remotely operated vehicles

Engineering Remotely Operated Vehicles

Practicing design collaboration, communication, and some hands-on engineering skills, the ROV Lab campers got to spend a day in the life of an ocean engineer.

July 23, 2018Girls Camp

Ciona robusta (commonly referred to as a ‘sea squirt’)

Microbiology Techniques with Ocean Critters

The girls of OCG spent two half days with the Dishaw Lab at USFSP identifying and exploring characteristics of microbes from a marine organism.

July 15, 2018Girls Camp

Salisbury, J., et al. (2016), Coastal observations from a new vantage point, Eos, 97, Published on 14 November 2016.

Remote Sensing

The first two lab days, I had four amazing campers who learned how satellites use light from the sun to make interpretations of the environment based off the surface conditions of our oceans.

July 11, 2018Girls Camp

CRYO-CO2 experiment

Iron, Bubbles, Oil Spill Troubles

In the Ocean Chemistry labs, campers explored the invisible processes essential to our oceans.

July 9, 2018Girls Camp

Fish Banks

Fish Banks: Learning about conservation

The second to last day of camp is the day of the Fish Banks game, or as I like to call it, the “Best Day of Camp”!

July 5, 2018Girls Camp

Fish ecology lab

Lab Days: Fish Ecology

The girls got a crash course on the common characteristics of fishes and the important local species we have here in the Tampa Bay area.

July 2, 2018Girls Camp

Tony Greco (science mentor, College of Marine Science SEM lab manager)

Lab Days: Electron Microscopy

The objective of this lab was to explore the Ocean Microcosm using the Transmission (TEM) and Scanning Electron microscopes (SEM) and record images of some these marine microbes.

June 29, 2018Girls Camp

Mission Statement

Our blue planet faces a suite of challenges and opportunities for understanding and innovation. Our mission is to advance understanding of the interconnectivity of ocean systems and human-ocean interactions using a cross-disciplinary approach, to empower the next workforce of the blue economy with a world-class education experience, and to share our passion for a healthy environment and science-informed decision-making with community audiences near and far.