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

Participants in the first Ocean Science Camp have gone kayaking, had a lesson in 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. 

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 will learn about Bermuda’s ecosystems, food webs, productivity of the ocean, the plants and animals on our reefs, current events in marine biology and much more.

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

When: July 8-12, 2019 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 4:30pm), tuition fee: $900

Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2019.

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