New for Summer 2020: Virtual Marine Science Day Camp and Marine Science “Camp-in-a-Box”

June 12th, 2020

This summer, join New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium for our new Virtual Marine Science Day Camp!  This daily alternative to our annual in-person program utilizes fun, interactive 60-minute Zoom sessions with experienced NJSGC Education Staff focused on ocean sciences that are sure to engage and excite your child. We offer two weeks of camp depending on your child’s grade level as of September 2020:

– Sea Creatures of the Jersey Shore takes place July 13-17 for grades 3, 4, 5 and will be held virtually from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This week will focus on the marine animals found along New Jersey’s coast and will include a special Sharks vs. Rip Currents session that teaches children about the importance of ocean swimming safety.

– Coastal Ecosystems and Oceanography takes place July 27-31 for grades 6, 7, 8, and will be held virtually from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This week will focus on the ocean processes that affect our weather & climate and shape our shorelines , and will include a special Magnifying Plastics session that helps children understand how plastics affect marine life and, ultimately, us!

Virtual Marine Science Camp includes NJSGC’s new Marine Science Camp-in-a-Box, filled with fun activities to help your child explore the uniqueness of marine animals and the interactions of ocean ecosystems. Marine Science Camp-in-a-Box comes with the supplies needed to complete 12 activities and investigations such as building animal models, investigating beach sand, examining the effects on climate change on marine organisms, and exploring animal habitats. Camp-in-a-Box also includes a special smartphone clip-on microscope to encourage in-depth investigations of the natural world!

FEES: 

  • Virtual Marine Science Camp (includes Marine Science Camp-in-a-Box) — $75 per child (per week).
  • Marine Science Camp-in-a-Box (kit only) — $50 per child.
    Use our curbside pickup option to receive your Marine Science Camp-in-a-Box order to save on the shipping & handling fee. Additional shipping and handling fee for all deliveries ($10 each).

Mail order deadline is Thursday, July 2nd when registering for Session 1 of Virtual Marine Science Camp and Marine Science Camp-in-a-Box to allow for sufficient shipping time.

Mail order deadline is Thursday, July 16th when registering for Session 2 of Virtual Marine Science Camp and Marine Science Camp-in-a-Box to allow for sufficient shipping time.

All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE

To register for Virtual Marine Science Camp: contact Rose Higgins, Camp Coordinator, to reserve your spot and receive access information.

How to obtain your Marine Science Camp-in-a-Box: contact Rose Higgins, Camp Coordinator, to place your order. USPS shipping rates will apply. Curbside pickup is strongly encouraged.