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This year’s Ocean Chemistry lab made for some good reactions! We began with a bead counting activity to show the composition of salts in the oceans.
Exploring the role of microbiome on marine and gut health.
The goal of the lab is pretty straight forward: To learn about fish and why they are important.
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.
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.
USF researchers are using autonomous vehicles to study how the ocean is responding to climate change. In 2020 they landed a $1.1 million NSF proposal -- the first time NSF is leveraging ocean drones instead of ships.
July 12, 2021Blogs and Perspectives
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.