OCEAN DIVERSITY INSTITUTE INFO
Grant funding available to residents of Connecticut. For more information, click here.
Summer 2013 Camp Schedule
Attention parents ~ Due to the extended school year the summer camp schedule has been changed.
Camp begins now on
June 30, 2013
|June 30 - July 19*
|July 21 - Aug. 16
2013 Camp Application
2013 Marine Educator Internship Job Description
2013 Jr. Counselor Application
Please fax or mail the completed forms to
Fax: (860) 449-8008.
Participants in our 4-week, residential camp will embark
on field study excursions that combine exploration of marine
environments and habitats with laboratory research activities
which offer an excellent review of CAPT science concepts. Students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds
will conduct research in teams. Real life science is a collaborative
venture and student research teams will mirror that model. Under
the guidance of professional marine scientists, students will
use marine science research equipment such as sediment corers,
salinity meters, nutrient test kits, dissolved oxygen meters,
otter trawls and seine nets.
Students selected for this program will represent a diverse range
of cultures, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds and be
from both urban and rural areas of Connecticut. During the camp,
students will participate in activities that encourage understanding
and acceptance of differences in culture and background.
The camp begins 5:00 p.m. on Sunday and ends at 3:30 p.m.
Friday. Participants stay in bunk bed style dorm rooms during the week and then return home each weekend. This
camp is funded by a Connecticut State Department of Education
Interdistrict Cooperative Grant and all meals, boat transportation,
lodging and program materials are funded by the grant.
This program covers a wide variety of marine science topics such
as, Water chemistry analysis - temperature, salinity, oxygen,
PH, Geologic history of Bluff Point Coastal Reserve and Long
Island Sound, Fish Respiration, Plankton and infauna study, Population
dynamics, Marine food webs of Long Island Sound, Careers in marine
science and many other topics.
Selection criteria is defined by the guidelines established by
the State of Connecticut under this grant. This program is only open to Connecticut residents.