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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

OCG girls camp visited Caladesi Island

In the Field: Explorations on Caladesi Island

The goal of the field trip was to explore and examine the processes that shape and change barrier islands.

June 25, 2018Girls Camp

Getting up close and personal with some of the technologies and models that scientists use.

Lab Days: Fisheries and Habitat Conservation

Campers learned about marine protected areas (MPAs) and the approaches scientists use to study fish populations.

June 22, 2018Girls Camp

Girls Camp onboard the R/V ANGARI

In the field: Cruise aboard the R/V ANGARI

Over the course of our three days at sea, campers had the opportunity to sample multiple research sites onboard the R/V ANGARI both inside Tampa Bay and passing underneath the Skyway bridge to sample in the Gulf of Mexico.

June 19, 2018Girls Camp

OCG Staff Training 2018

And that’s a wrap! Staff Training 2018

From learning lesson plans, engaging in daily “Energizer” activities, and inventorying field trip supplies, it really wasn’t too difficult having a bunch of focused fun in preparation for having a bunch of more fun.

June 18, 2018Girls Camp

Kayaking field trip to Shell Key Preserve

In the field: Field trip to Shell Key Preserve

On our trip, we kayaked to the preserve on Shell Key.

June 18, 2018Girls Camp

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