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Project Oceanology presents the 19th Annual Marine Science Day
A day of hands-on marine science workshops in the lab and on the Sound

Come learn about your marine environment!
May 16, 2024

Marine Science Day is an event designed to educate and excite students in grades 4-8 about Long Island Sound and marine science. Each student will be scheduled to participate in a series of hands-on workshops presented by university personnel, graduate students and environmental educators from a variety of organizations. These workshops promote a greater awareness of Long Island Sound and local ecosystems and promote stewardship.


$20 per student (no program cost for chaperones - there is a $6 parking fee for those who come by car. This is paid separately upon arrival).


Check-In: 9:30am - 10:00am
Workshops: 10:00am - 2:00pm


4th - 8th


Project Oceanology and UCONN at Avery Point Campus

Past presentations include workshops from: Project Oceanology, Mystic Aquarium, UCONN Avery Point Professors and graduate students, the Connecticut National Estuary Research Reserve (NERR) and Sea Grant.

Groups will be scheduled for a lunch block during the event. Each student should bring a bag lunch and a drink. Students should also dress for activities that may include: outdoor walking, wet-lab activities, and boat and shoreline excursions. No flip-flops. Please note, boat excursions are selected through a lottery. Sunscreen and water bottles are suggested.

All groups and students signing up individually must be accompanied by a teacher or chaperone. One chaperone is required for each group of 20 students. Groups larger than 20 students will have different schedules and may attend different workshops.

Please note photos will be taken during this event. Please let the photographer know if a student should not be photographed.

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