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SCOUT INFORMATION:

Minimum of 25 participants.  Maximum of 56 participants (including chaperones)

 Children under age 6 are not permitted aboard the boat for their own safety.

 One supervising adult is required for every 10 children.

 Registration with other troops is encouraged!

 A Project Oceanology patch to take home for each scout is provided. 

 Merit badge counselor available. 

 Any portion of your trip can be customized to meet your troops needs.  Contact us to discuss program options. 

COST INFORMATION:

Overnight Package

Oceanographic Cruise, Shore Program, Laboratory Study

$125 per scout
$125 per chaperone

 

Day Packages

Oceanographic Cruise and Laboratory Study

$65 per scout
$65 per chaperone

Shore Program and Laboratory Study

$35 per scout
$35 per chaperone

 

 

PROGRAM LINKS

OceanCamp-Ocean Diversity
Ocean Explorer Academy
Summer Marine Studies
After School Marine Studies
Scout & Youth Programs
Birthday Parties



Delve into hands-on, minds-on marine science under the guidance of professional marine scientists and educators.  Science will take on new meaning as you roll up your sleeves, get your hands wet and have fun.  Requirements towards Oceanography (Boy Scouts), Animal Habitats (Girl Scouts) and other nature and environmental badges can be incorporated into activities.  Badge counselor available.

 

Ocean Adventures

Become a marine scientist for the day or overnight!

 Overnight Package

Oceanographic Cruise, Shore Program & Laboratory Study

Sleep over in Project Oceanology’s waterfront hostel while you study the local marine environment!  Evening activities include dinner, an orientation of Project Oceanology and lab program.  Spend the next day exploring Long Island Sound aboard our research vessel.  Bring up sea creatures using a trawl net, test ocean water for oxygen and salinity levels, catch plankton and discover the rich diversity of life beneath the waves and explore the shoreline.

Participants must bring their own sleeping bag, pillow and towel. Fee includes meals, overnight accommodations in our bunkrooms and shower facilities.

Example Schedule for Friday to Saturday

6:00 Check in

6:30-7:00 Dinner

7:30-9:00 Lab Study: Plankton

8:00 Breakfast

9:00-11:30 Boat: Oceanographic Cruise

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:30- 3:00 Shore Program: Rocky Intertidal and Beach clean up

Example Schedule for Saturday to Sunday

2:00 Check in

2:30-5:00 Boat: Oceanographic Cruise

5:30 Diner

6:30-8:30 Lab Study: Plankton Program

8:00 Breakfast

9:00-11:30 Shore Program: Rocky Intertidal and Beach clean-up

Day Packages

Oceanographic Cruise and Laboratory Study

During the boat trip on Long Island Sound participants will experience aspects of marine science by pulling a trawl net, a plankton net and examining its contents. Participants will operate instruments and equipment used to study the basic chemistry of seawater.

In the lab, participants will examine the different types of plankton and its role in the food web. Photosynthesis and flotation characteristics will be discussed as students use microscopes to take a closer look.  Participants will also try to recreate Davy Jones Locker.  This activity incorporates the properties of water and floating objects in different densities. 

Example Schedule

10:00-12:30 Lab Study: Plankton and Layered Ocean

12:30-1:00 Lunch (Please bring your own lunch. You're welcome to eat in our cafeteria space or outdoor patio area)

1:00-3:30 Boat: Oceanographic Cruise

Shore Program and Laboratory Study

The rocky shore is a rugged environment, battered by surf and changing seasons. Participants will search for organisms such as crabs and snails under rocks and in the seaweed and determine how they are adapted to live in such as harsh environment.  Participants will also spend time discussing how humans impact local habitats and help protect these important habitats by participating in a beach clean up. 

In the lab, participants will examine the different types of plankton and its role in the food web. Photosynthesis and flotation characteristics will be discussed as students use microscopes to take a closer look.  Participants will also try to recreate Davy Jones Locker.  This activity incorporates the properties of water and floating objects in different densities. 

Example Schedule

10:00-12:30 Lab Study: Plankton and Layered Ocean

12:30-1:00 Lunch (Please bring your own lunch. You're welcome to eat in our cafeteria space or outdoor patio area)

1:00-3:30 Shore Program: Rocky Intertidal Zone and Beach clean-up

 

 


Please note: We discourage cell phones or other electronic devices during our programs.

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