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Science Mentors Bella and Kylee present the fisheries data to the campers.

Keeping Good Company: Fish Banks Simulation

On the last Wednesday of OCG the campers participated in a team activity called “Fish Banks,” a simulation game in which the girls acted as hypothetical fishing companies.

July 21, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

Peer counselor Lauren, Lab Leaders Savannah and Dr. Digna, and campers Savannah, Sarah, Megan, and Alana help create a final presentation showing sea surface temperature and eddies that formed in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Gulf Stream from July 2020 – July 2021.

Remote Sensing is FAR out!

Our goal was to teach these young women about the complex mechanisms and properties of the ocean that we hadn’t thought about until grad school.

July 20, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

The lab rotation 2 group featuring OCG Fellow Shannon, campers Jocelyn, Arianna, Jenna, and Faustina, and Science Mentor Juan holding up their cool dry ice experiments in progress.

Bonding Time

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.

July 20, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

Ojas showing Ciona to campers Willow and Sophie.

Marine Microbes & I

Exploring the role of microbiome on marine and gut health.

July 20, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

Science Mentor Mike and campers Arianna, Jocelyn, and Jenna examine the anatomy of a Redfish.

One Fish, Two Fish, Tampa Bay Redfish!

The goal of the lab is pretty straight forward: To learn about fish and why they are important.

July 20, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

Science Mentor Becky and Peer Counselor Shiyenne assisting campers Sarah, Amiya, and Ari with creating their surplus models in Excel.

O-fish-ally Out of Fish? Marine Protection and Fisheries Lab

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.

July 20, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

Row of Saildrones at Saildrone Headquarters.

Campers use Saildrone to explore the mysteries of the Southern Ocean!

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.

July 20, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

OCG campers and peer counselors all together after the Clam Bayou Coastal Cleanup.

Coastal Cleanup

It is a tradition that OCG campers take an afternoon to go around the Clam Bayou property and pick up any trash they find.

July 19, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

Campers Sarah, Hailey, Sarah, and Johnna bury science mentor Tiff using the pit they dug to observe beach sediment stratigraphy.

Island Time

OCG campers got their daily dose of Vitamin Sea on their field trip to Caladesi Island!

July 15, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

SOS boat smiles on the way to victory.

Whatever floats your boat!

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.

July 14, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

OCG campers have a few minutes on Fort De Soto beach to snap some quick pics before the afternoon storm rolled in.

Fort De Soto: A Tale of Two Sites

OCG campers learned about the dominant vegetation, the nutrients in the water, and the fish that live at Fort De Soto.

July 12, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

Campers Jocelyn, Alana, and Lauren help fill in their group’s mermazing creation.

OCG Shellebration!

Campers had a blast during the “Shell Key” field trip this year.

July 12, 2021Blogs and Perspectives, Girls Camp

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