We were just informed of this cool opportunity for high school students. It’s in Delaware, and the application deadline is soon, but it looks like a neat program!
Science cruise, marsh exploration in store for high school summer campers
Applications are being accepted for TIDE Camp Summer 2009, which is an instructional program designed to give high school students exposure to the scientific processes at work in Delaware Bay. TIDE, which stands for Taking Interest in Delaware’s Estuary, is hosted by the University of Delaware’s College of Marine and Earth Studies (CMES).
Students attending TIDE Camp will spend 13 days living on the UD campuses in Newark and Lewes, Del. They will learn about topics such as marine animals, tides, habitat loss, species adaptation, wind power, autonomous underwater vehicles, and climate change.
Sure to be popular is this year’s addition of a research cruise aboard UD’s 146-foot R/V Hugh R. Sharp. Campers also will participate in activities that include visiting oceanographic and atmospheric laboratories, going on field excursions, and taking part in discussions and lectures. They also will have opportunities to interact with faculty, design and complete experiments, and learn about UD program offerings.
Applications, which include completing a form available on the program’s web site, are due Friday, April 17. Applicants also must submit a grade transcript and a letter of recommendation. Any high schooler with solid math and science skills and an interest in the marine environment may apply.
The residential camp runs Monday, July 6, through Saturday, July 18. Students will spend the first week at UD’s Newark campus and the second week at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. Tuition is $1,300 and covers room, board, lab and class materials, the research cruise, and scheduled out-of-class activities.
For more details about the camp, including application information, visit: www.ocean.udel.edu.