Please Pass this field trip opportunity on to any interested homeschooling families Marine Science Adventure Camp for HomeschoolersThis is a 2 day Marine Science Adventure course just for Homeschoolers held at the Marine Science Consortium. The consortium is located on Wallops Island, near the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague on Virginia Eastern Shore. It’s a gorgeous area and a fun science based camp for students and parents/teachers. The course is all inclusive; meals, lodging, supplies, activities and fieldtrips are all included in the cost. The attachments are informational flyers about the Homeschoolers Marine Science Workshop .Marine Science Adventure Courses for Homeschoolers Don't have a laboratory in your basement or an Oceanic ResearchVessel in your backyard? Don't worry, here at the Marine ScienceConsortium we understand the challenges parents face when they teachscience in the home. The Marine Science Consortium is your resourcefor bridging the gap between marine science curriculum and studentunderstanding. Our Homeschoolers Workshops are tailored for thebudding Marine Biologist in your home. Our workshops provide hands-onobservation of marine environments and life forms as well as time tosocialize with other young marine biologist. The 2-day Coastal Ecology program includes the following field trips and classes:Oceanography Research CruiseWe will take a research cruise through one of the most productiveecosystems on earth! We will trawl to sample the myriad organismsfound in our estuary. Your naturalist will give you in-depthbackground on the lifecycle and habits of the marine organismscaught. You'll also learn about the salt marsh, one most productiveecosystems on earth.Intertidal BeachesWe will visit Tom's Cove and use seine nets and sieves for organismcollection. We will also spend time sampling for variousenvironmental parameters, species diversity, distribution, adaptation.Organism LabIn our exciting organism labs we will use Dichotomous keys, fieldguides and microscopes to examine the various organisms, zooplanktonand phytoplankton collected in the fieldChincoteague National Wildlife RefugeDuring our visit to CNWR we will hear about the history of therefuge, the successful population rehabilitation programs, and thefamous Wild Ponies of Assateague in a multimedia presentation from aFish and Wildlife Biologist and Educator! After that, tour thevisitor center's excellent exhibits before embarking on a journeythrough the wilds of Assateague.Dates:05/11/2010-05/13/201011/16/2010 -11/18/2010Ages: 9-15Cost :$95 per child /$65 Per Adult Includes Meals, Lodging, Activities, Boat Trip, Materials, Take HomePacketCall 757-824-5636 to Register Website : http://msconsortium.org/#/homeschoolers-marine-adventure/453... HOMESCHOOLERS MARINE ADVENTURE SCHEDULEDay 111:30 - 12:00 pm Check in with Special Programs Coordinator at MSC12:30 pm Lunch1:30 pm OrientationField Trip to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner in MSC's Cafeteria7:00 - 9:00 pm Oceanographic equipment lectureDay 27:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast in MSC's Cafeteria8:45 – 12:00 PM Oceanography Research Cruise12:00- 1:00 PM Picnic Lunch1:00 – 4:00 PM Intertidal Zone Lecture5:30-6:30 PM Dinner in MSC's Cafeteria7:00 - 8:30 PM Marco Organism LabDay 37:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast in MSC's Cafeteria9:30 Check out and Departure(10:00 am for Families that would like to take the extra time - a lastday field trip to the NASA visitor center)Since 1965 The Marine Science Consortium has educated and inspiredthousands of children, youth, and adults about the marine and coastalecosystems along the Mid-Atlantic Region through place-based, hands-on experiences. The bays, marshes, beaches, maritime forests, andoff-shore waters of Virginia's Eastern Shore are The Marine ScienceConsortium's classroom. Whether you are an individual interested inlearning more about coastal and marine systems or seeking to pursue acareer in marine sciences, The Marine Science Consortium offers awonderful variety of opportunities to meet your educational and/orresearch goals.Marine Science Consortium7278 Enterprise StWallops Island, VA 23337Telephone: 757-824-5636Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org
How good is this group? My daughter is interested in marine biology and might be interested in one of the summer camps.Thanks.Kathleen
Gene ~This is quite a bargain and sounds fun even for those not especially into marine science.Thanks for sharing about this. You find good opportunities for all!RobynP.S. - I love Virginia and it will be gorgeous in May.
> I love Virginia and it will be gorgeous in May.<I guess that will be payback for what they are enduring now. I'm heading out for Arizona on Tuesday to soak up some rays instead of the rain that is pelting the Oregon coast this week. Very wet!
>How good is this group? My daughter is interested in marine biology and might be interested in one of the summer camps.<I have not had any direct experience with this group, but I can offer a couple of observations. First, the announcement came to me through the National Marine Educators Association, a group I trust implicitly. I looked over the schedule of activities, and I don't see how one could go wrong. This looks like an exciting opportunity to me, but of course one student's excitement is another student's "borrrrr-ing!". As a middle school teacher, I know of what I speak.Bottom line: If your daughter is interested in marine topics, biological or others, I don't think you can go wrong with a camp of this duration at the cost advertised. I would start by contacting the group and asking if they have a list of prior participants who could fill you in on particulars. Given the number of universities involved, I am sure the science will be good.I like the look of some of the other course offerings. If I lived in that part of the world I would be all over the native tools workshop.
...I don't think you can go wrong with a camp of this duration at the cost advertised.That's kind of what I was thinking. We've been trying to find stuff, but the only thing that really turned up so far was $5000 for 4 weeks--curriculum sounded great, but I can't do $5000!!Thanks for the additional info.Kathleen
How good is this group? My daughter is interested in marine biology and might be interested in one of the summer camps.We have one on the coast of Georgia and everyone that has been raves about it.Kathleen
Thanks! What's the name of yours?Kathleen
Thanks! What's the name of yours?You would ask that part, wouldn't you?? <grin>I think it's MRI or something similar. I can find out, but I don't remember off the top of my head. Sorry!Kathleen
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