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Science Mentor Becky assists campers Emily, Katie, Smithi, and Carissa with creating their MPA using ArcGIS.

Go Fish! Marine Protection and Fisheries Lab

The first portion of the lab focused on fisheries, management, basic modeling principals, and population dynamics.

June 24, 2022Girls Camp

Campers Peyton, Ella, and Carissa holding the plankton net and OCG Fellow Tiff holding the plankton sample they collected. Photo credit: Lydia Pleasants, ANGARI Foundation.

Seas-ing the Day!

The Niskin bottle and sediments crew were tasked with collecting samples for us to characterize our stations.

June 23, 2022Girls Camp

Campers taking a break for lunch at the Clam

Fish Banks: Following the Current-cy

On the Tuesday of our last week of camp, we spent most of the day engaged in an activity called Fish Banks.

June 20, 2022Girls Camp

Science Mentor Mike demonstrating how to cut open a fish sample to campers Maya, Lily, and Jaela.

Fish Ecology Blog

This is the sixth year that Michael Sipes, Science Mentor, had the pleasure of leading the Fish Ecology Lab and every year it’s a blast.

June 20, 2022Girls Camp

Campers Serah, Ella, Guinnie, and Bri holding shark teeth.

Totally Jawesome! A Shark 101 and Shark Tagging Lab

These campers totally needed a bigger boat.. Sharks were on deck at OCG!

June 17, 2022Girls Camp

OCG Fellow Tiff Raetzel illustrates settling rate to a group of campers enjoying a break from heat.

Behold the Barrier Island!

The final field trip of Oceanography Camp for Girls 2022 was our expedition to Caladesi Island.

June 15, 2022Girls Camp

Lab leader Keith and campers Bella, Victoria, Hana and Gweni collect a water sample that contains environmental DNA.

DNA Detectives!

Campers became detectives for a day as they collected the DNA left behind by organisms in the water, known as environmental DNA (eDNA), to identify organisms from different habitats!

June 15, 2022Girls Camp

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

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