K-12 Student Development

Student Marine Science Programs by State




Discovery Hall Programs
Box 369-370, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Contact: Denise Keaton, (334)861-2141

Two, four week marine science courses for high school students.


Point Reyes Education Programs
Reyes National Seashore, Pt. Reyes, CA 94956
Contact: Adrienne Olmstead, (415)663-1200

Focus of summer camp is discovery and appreciation of coastal habitats.
Internships for undergraduate in the summer camp and during the academic year.

Marine Biology Program at Santa Catalina School Summer Camp
1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey, CA 93940
Contact: (408)655-9386

June 22-July 26, for girls entering grades 7,8,or 9, this five week course examines the marine life of Monterey Bay. Also available, 2 1/2 week course in Marine Biology (afternoon class) for girls grades 3-9.

Summer Oceanology Program
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Contact: Dr. G. Martin, Dept. of Biology

Program for high school seniors. Intro to marine biology (five week course).

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr. UCSD-0207, La Jolla, CA 92093-0207
Contact: Liz Hadridge (619) 534-7523

Summer Learning Adventures for K-12 students: One day to one week classes in the field and in the lab; on marine science and other ocean topics.
Internships are available as Instructor Aides working with aquarium instructors.


Dolphin Research Center
PO Box 522875, Marathon Shores, FL 33052-2875
Contact: Peggy Sloan, 305-289-1121 x231

Volunteer and Intern opportunities to experience DRC's unique work.


Marine Science/Scuba Camp, 1300 Big Pine Ave., Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Contact: (305)872-2331

May 26-Aug. 26, 1997
Field oriented marine science and scuba camp, for teens (12-17 yrs.)

Marine Science/Scuba Camp
Seacamp, 1300 Big Pine Ave., Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Contact: (305)872-2331

Field oriented marine science and scuba camp, for teens (12-17 yrs.)

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
The J. Seward Johnson Marine Education and Conference Center (JSJMECC) is the educational arm of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution.


Caretta Research Project
Closed until further notice.
Savannah Science Museum, 4405 Paulsen St., Savannah, GA 31405
Contact: Kris Williams, 912-355-6705

Internships in their conservation and tagging program for loggerhead sea turtles.


Waikiki Aquarium Education Department
2777 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
Contact: Carol Hooper (808) 923-9741

Summer Ocean Studies for high school students: 6 week marine science/skills program.


Our World
Underwater Scholarship Society, PO Box 4428, Chicago, IL 60680
Contact: Delbert Bowden, (312) 666-6525

One year scholarships and shorter internships to promote the educational activities related to underwater world.


Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells, ME 04090
Contact: Stephie Hunt, (207) 646-1555

Internships in education program developing, scheduling and managing Researchers Program.
Junior and Advanced Junior Researchers summer programs for students ages 9-11 and 11-13.


New England Aquarium
Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3399
Contact: Maureen Crawford, (617)973-5235

The Aquarium offers over 27 different volunteer & internship experiences, both in the summer and year-round. Volunteers must be at least 16.

Carribbean Marine Biology and Scuba
Northfield Mount Hermon Summer School, Northfield, MA 01360
Contact: Debra Frank, (413) 498-3290

Students entering grades 10-13 become scuba certified and spend 8 days in the Caribbean studying the life of the coral reef.

Marine Science Field Experience
ENCE/Museum of Boston
Contact: (617) 589-0300

For grades 7-9 study marine science in and around the Bay of Fundy in northern Maine.


University of Southern Mississippi's Institute of Marine Sciences
J.L. Scott Marine Education Center & Aquarium
115 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530
Contact: Sharon Walker or Janette Bosarge, (601) 374-5550

Check out Project Marine Discovery (PMD) Student Mini-camps: groups age 11 & older and summer sea camp for children 4-14.

New Hampshire

Exeter Summer School
Exeter Academy, 20 Main Street, Exeter, NH, 03833-2460
Contact: Richard A. Hardej (603)778-4385

Extensive six week science curriculum includes marine biology for students entering grades 9-12. Call or write for more details.

Mathematics & Marine Science Program Sea Grant
Kingman Farm, University of NH, Durham, NH 03824
Contact: Sharon Meeker (603)749-1565

The M&M Program is a NSF funded 3-week residential program for 9th graders in Maine and New Hampshire, focused on field and laboratory marine science, statistics and computer technology.

Project Smart, UNH
Rudman Hall, UNH, Durham, NH 03824
Contact: Subhash Minocha (603) 862-3840

High School Students Freshwater & Marine Science Track

New Mexico

Aquarium Day Camp
Albuquerque Aquarium/BioPark, 2061 Central NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87104
Contact: Catharine Hubbard, (505) 848-7181

Day Camp for children introducing ocean life to desert dwellers.

New York

Schooner Programs from the Caribbean Sea to the Coast of New England
Schooner Harvey Gamage Foundation, PO Box 446, Cornwall, NY 12518
Contact: Bert Rogers, (800) 724-7245

Ocean Classroom a fully accredited semester at sea for high school students. Seafaring Camp for teens off the coast of Maine.

North Carolina

Public Service, UNCW, 601 South College Rd., Wilmington, NC, 28403
Contact: Tammy Rogers, (901) 962-3578

Coast Trek for ages 11-13; Ocean Lab for ages 14-15.

North Carolina Maritime Museum
Summer Science School & Sailing Program

NCMM, 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC 28516
Contact: JoAnne Powell, (919) 728-7317

One and two week programs for children entering grades 1-9, on seashore life, coastal ecology and underwater archaeology


Stone Laboratory
The Ohio State University, 1314 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 53212
Contact: Arleen Pineda, (614) 292-8949

Summer college courses for selected high school students in natural resources and biological and environmental sciences.
Internships at Ohio's biological field station located on South Bass and Gibraltar Islands in Lake Erie.


Texas A&M University at Galveston Summer Programs
PO Box 1675, Galveston, TX 77553
Contact: Sylvia Turrubiate, (409) 740-4525

Sea Camp: A hands-on marine adventure program for kids 10 to 16 years old. Talented and Gifted program: Multi-discipline curriculum for students 8th grade through 12th.


Youth Summer Program
University of Wisconsin Superior, 1800 Grand Ave., Superior, WI 54880
Contact: Cheri Boreen (715)394-8173

Pre-college exploration program for youth ages 13 through 17 including freshwater ecology.

World Wide

Caribbean Marine Biology and Scuba
Northfield Mt. Hermon Summer School
206 Main Street, Northfield, MA 01360-1050
Contact: (413)498-3290

For students entering grades 10-13 who have completed high school biology.

Environmental Programs- Museum of Science
Course Registrar, Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
Contact: (617)589-0300

Marine science field experience, Bay of Fundy, for students ages 13-15, in grades 7-9


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