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CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact the Program Coordinator at :
Project Oceanology
Avery Point
1084 Shennecossett Road
Groton, Connecticut 06340

Phone: (860) 445-9007
After business hours for residential programs, contact our residential supervisor at (860) 445-9007 ext. 3020

Fax: (860) 449-8008

E-mail: projecto@oceanology.org

 



Safety and Security
Project Oceanology is located on the Avery Point Campus of the University of Connecticut. Campus police are available to us and routinely patrol the entire campus to ensure everyone's safety. All our vessels are subject to rigorous standards established by the U.S. Coast Guard. All staff undergo random drug testing, have been finger printed and undergo background checks.

Food Service
A cafeteria with a casual American menu with indoor and outdoor dining is located in our building. Open Monday-Friday with expanded hours from May to September. Typical meals include bagels, cereals and eggs for breakfast, boxed lunches with sandwiches, chips and fruit for lunch. Dinners range from hamburgers and fries to lasagna and salad. All meals are prepared by Savories, the food service company that operates the cafeteria. The cafeteria is inspected by State of Connecticut and University of Connecticut health officials.

First Aid
Our full time staff are trained in First Aid, CPR and hold lifeguard certificates.

Weather
Our research vessels trips and field studies take place rain or shine. For safety reasons, we do not operate our vessels in high winds. We expect participants to be flexible and adaptive as coastal weather can change rather quickly. Weather and tide schedules occasionally present opportunities for unexpected adventures.

Student/Staff Ratio
Our student to instructor ratio varies from program to program. Camp programs are a 1 to 10 ratio and group programs are a 1 to 25 ratio.

Contacting Your Child
If your child is participating in a school program or day camp and you need to contact them for an emergency situation you may call our main office at 860/445-9007. If your child is at OceanCamp, you may fax a message to them at 860/449-8008 or email them at projecto@oceanology.org. For emergency situations after business hours for residential programs, contact our residential supervisor at 860/445-9007 ext. 3020.

Packing List
sleeping bag
pillow
bath towels
beach towels
water shoes
sunblock
hat
sweatshirts
quick-dry clothing

 

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