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	OSC students in a hands-on lab on the topic, “What are microbes and how do we study them?”</p>

OSC students in a hands-on lab on the topic, “What are microbes and how do we study them?”

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	Each day of the camp included a snorkel trip to a different location around the island, allowing students the chance to see and learn first-hand about a variety of marine environments.</p>

Each day of the camp included a snorkel trip to a different location around the island, allowing students the chance to see and learn first-hand about a variety of marine environments.

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	A highlight of the camp, students learn the basics of SCUBA diving and took their first breaths underwater in a “Discover SCUBA Diving” experience.</p>

A highlight of the camp, students learn the basics of SCUBA diving and took their first breaths underwater in a “Discover SCUBA Diving” experience.

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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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	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. 

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 one-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. The camp is snorkel based but includes a PADI Discover Scuba (DSD) experience in which students practice taking their first breaths underwater.*

* PADI dive certification is not a component of week-long activities.

When:

Date: July 17 - 21, 2023
Time: 9am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Tuition fee: $900
Deadline: Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2023

In Their Own Words

“Thank you so much for this week, I have enjoyed it so much and you were all so nice. I definitely am more inspired to pursue a career in environmental sciences.” 2022 Camper

“I loved meeting new people, snorkeling and trying scuba diving. I expanded my knowledge of plants and animals around Bermuda's waters.” Esi Naylor, 2021

“Thank you for allowing me to enjoy this wonderful experience. I learned a lot of new things and had so much fun! I hope to come back next year.” Anonymous, 2021