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	Participants in Ocean Science Camp have gone kayaking, learned about fish identification, and made final measurements for their weeklong investigation into the camouflage preferences of decorator crabs.</p>

Participants in Ocean Science Camp have gone kayaking, learned about fish identification, and made final measurements for their weeklong investigation into the camouflage preferences of decorator crabs.

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	Ocean Science Camp selfie.</p>

Ocean Science Camp selfie.

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	Students kayaked around Coney Island in search of sea grass.</p>

Students kayaked around Coney Island in search of sea grass.

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	Campers study the behavior of decorator crabs in the lab.</p>

Campers study the behavior of decorator crabs in the lab.

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	Students view their nudibranch and decorator crab specimens at the wet lab. </p>

Students view their nudibranch and decorator crab specimens at the wet lab. 

BIOS is closely monitoring the situation surrounding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to best protect its employees and visitors. After extensive thought, research, and careful deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Ocean Science Camp for the summer of 2020. This decision was driven by science and based upon the recognition that the known and unknown risks of transmission of COVID-19 could significantly compromise our staff and students. We continue to be committed to the health and safety of every individual on BIOS’s campus, and we look forward to welcoming Ocean Science Camp participants back in 2021.

Ocean Science Camp is geared towards students aged 12-15 that are interested in the ocean, but may not have had previous opportunities to study marine science. This camp offers an introduction to the marine life of Bermuda and provides a scientific foundation to kick-start student curiosity in the sciences. Students learn about Bermuda’s ecosystems, food webs, productivity of the ocean, the plants and animals on local reefs, current events in marine biology and much more.

Our mission is to provide a unique experiential education opportunity for campers who are interested in learning about the marine environment. Through this 1-week program students participate in snorkel training, boating, and research-based field trips. Students work as a team during group activities and projects that are centered on BIOS’s scientific research. This 1-week camp is snorkel based but includes a PADI Discover Scuba (DSD) experience in which students practice taking their first breaths underwater.

In Their Own Words

"Thank you, this week has been amazing and it solidified my dreams of wanting to become a marine biologist and help the reefs." Lindsay Scherer, 2019.