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Growing bacteria in petri dishes can make interesting patterns.

OCG in the Lab: Ocean Medical Research

The Ocean Medical Research lab at OCG focused on teaching the campers the way scientists can use ocean research for applications in human health.

June 30, 2017Girls Camp

Looking at the grain sizes within a core.

OCG in the Lab: Seafloor Geology

The lab started with a crash course in geologic history, where the girls learned about significant geological events from the formation of the Earth, to the Age of the Dinosaurs, to the beginning of human history, to now.

June 30, 2017Girls Camp

The OCG girls constructed a dirt cake.

OCG in the Lab: Beaches Rock!

The Beaches Rock! lab explored aspects of coastal and geological oceanography.

June 28, 2017Girls Camp

A fresh fish found inside another fish’s stomach!

OCG in the Lab: Fish Ecology

On Day One they examined several fish species local to Tampa Bay including Silver Trout, Guitarfish, Little Tunny, and much more!

June 27, 2017Girls Camp

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

OCG in the Field: Caladesi Island

The trip to Caladesi Island is the final field trip of OCG, and focuses on physical coastal processes and beach ecology, especially the beach sand dunes.

June 26, 2017Girls Camp

Sunshine skyway, aboard the R/V ANGARI

OCG in the Field: Research Cruise Aboard the R/V ANGARI

The ANGARI foundation, founded by sisters Angela and Kari, brought up their research vessel, the ANGARI, for OCG.

June 26, 2017Girls Camp

Shell Key Field Trip

OCG in the Field: Shell Key

The girls learned about the creatures that live inside of the shells and how to differentiate the types of Molluscs found on Shell Key.

June 24, 2017Girls Camp

Ft De Soto

OCG in the Field: Ft De Soto

Our day at Fort De Soto county park was one of three field trips in which the girls were able to experience real science in its purest form.

June 22, 2017Girls Camp

Team-building & Exploring Ocean Concepts

First Days at Camp – Team-building & Exploring Ocean Concepts

We use the first days of camp to introduce important ocean concepts to provide the campers with a strong foundation of knowledge to build upon.

June 14, 2017Girls Camp

Ready to launch the kayaks.

Countdown to Camp: Ready to Set Sail!

As one of the last training days, the Staff embarked on a kayaking trip to Shell Key.

June 7, 2017Girls Camp

OCG Staff Training Continues

Countdown to Camp: Staff Training Continues

Every year our activities, field trips, and experiments become better and more creative due to the input from our staff, directors, and our campers!

June 2, 2017Girls Camp

Our 2017 OCG Staff

OCG 2017 Kicks Off!

Our staff of Science Mentors and Counselors are hard at work preparing the field trip sites and experiments that the campers will explore this summer!

May 26, 2017Girls 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.