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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

Campers receive real laboratory experience

OCG — Final Preparation!

This time, though, the campers have real laboratory experience under their belts, and the lab projects will be presented in the same style as an academic conference, with power points, images, graphs, and even formal dress.

June 30, 2016Girls Camp

OCG girls participated in an activity called Fish Banks.

OCG Food for Thought — Fish Banks

Today the girls participated in an activity called Fish Banks, a game that simulates the fishing industry (and my personal favorite part of OCG!).

June 30, 2016Girls Camp

OCG girls performed simple experiments that helped describe ecological and molecular biological principles.

OCG Labs — Sea Squirt Microbiomes

The girls of OCG were able to spend two half days at the Dishaw Lab in USF SP to help identify & explore characteristics of the microbes from a marine organism.

June 30, 2016Girls Camp

Creating scale models, coral reef cake.

Coral Reef Cake

In order to teach the campers about the physical features and environmental factors at play on coral reefs, therefore, we have to rely on creating scale models.

June 27, 2016Girls Camp

The transmission electron microscope, or TEM, and scanning electron microscope, or SEM.

OCG Labs – Electron Microscopy

In the Electron Microscopy lab, the girls learned how to use both of the most powerful, expensive microscopes available at the College of Marine Science.

June 27, 2016Girls 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.