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Summer

Marine Science Camp

Tabor Academy's Marine Science Camp 2022

The goal of the Tabor Academy Marine Science Camp is to immerse students in an ocean environment for the purpose of exploration, education, and the development of global responsibility. Explore the opportunity of our unparalleled marine biology summer camp for high school students.

DETAILS
  • Day Program for Students Entering Grades 8-12
  • Choose 1, 2, or 3 Weeks of Camp
  • Program runs Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon) 
DATES
  • Week 1: July 25-30
  • Week 2: August 1-6
  • Week 3: August 8-13
Rates
  • $800 per week


Budding Marine Scientists Enjoy:

  • Developing a research project using the scientific method and working with our instructors for guidance
  • Observing the inhabitants of a multitude of habitats with snorkel, mask, and fins
  • Catching and identifying local marine life by harmless capture methods
  • Practicing chemical and physical sampling techniques to learn about the health of our ocean

Program Features

    • Use of Tabor Academy’s state-of-the-art Marine and Nautical Science (MANS) Center
    • Instruction from passionate and experienced marine science instructors
    • Access to dynamic ocean habitats including a whale watch on Stellwagen Bank
    • Field excursions to Woods Hole and other locations on Cape Cod
    • Kayaking in the local marshes and estuaries
    • Fishing the deep waters off the coast

          Sample Daily Schedule

          8:00 am Arrive and register at Tabor Academy
          9:00 am Wet-lab
          10:00 am Specimen Collection
          11:00 am Micro-Habitat set-up
          12:00 pm Lunch
          1:00 pm Kayaking
          2:00 pm Lesson of the Day
          3:00 pm Research
          5:00 pm Pick Up

          3-Week Curriculum

          List of 3 items.

          • Week 1 - Marine Biology

            DAY 1: Monday, July 25
            • 8:00 am, Registration
            • 8:30  am, Facility Orientation, staff introduction, and getting to know the other campers
            • 9:00  am, Lab Orientation and micro-habitat set up
            • 10:00 am, Specimen collection
            • 11:00 am, Micro-Habitat set-up
            • 12:00 pm, Lunch
            • 1:00  pm, Safety swim and Waterfront Orientation
            • 2:00  pm, Lesson: Scientific Method
            • 3:00  pm, Research design and set up
            • 5:00  pm, Pick up
            DAY 2: Tuesday, July 26
            • 8:00 am, Camper arrival / Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 9:00 am, Lesson: Marine Life Classification
            • 10:00 am, Group A: Phylum Scavenger Hunt; Group B: Marsh Habitat Kayaking Tour
            • 12:00 pm, Lunch
            • 1:00 pm, Group A: Marsh Habitat Kayaking Tour; Group B: Phylum Scavenger Hunt
            • 3:00 pm, Research session
            • 5:00 pm, Pick up
            DAY 3: Wednesday, July 27
            • 8:00 am, Camper arrival / Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 9:00 am, Lesson: Marine Mammals
            • 10:30 am, Departure for Whale Watch on John's Boats in Plymouth
            • 12:00 pm, Lunch in Plymouth
            • 1:00 pm, Whale Watch
            • 5:00 pm, Return to Tabor
            • 6:00 pm, Pick up
            DAY 4: Thursday, July 28
            • 8:00 am, Camper arrival / Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 9:00 am, Lesson: Sharks
            • 10:00 am, Shark Dissection
            • 12:00 pm, Lunch
            • 1:00 pm, Group A: Research session; Group B: Fishing
            • 3:00 pm, Group A: Fishing; Group B: Research session
            • 5:00 pm, Pick up
            DAY 5: Friday, July 29
            • 8:00 am,  Camper arrival / Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 9:00 am, Research session
            • 11:00 am, Data analysis
            • 12:00 pm, Lunch
            • 1:30 pm, Research presentation preparation
            • 3:00 pm, Lesson: Plankton
            • 4:00 pm, Plankton capture and identification
            • 5:00 pm, Pick up
             
             
             
          • Week 2 - Oceanography

            DAY 1: Monday, August 1
            • 8:00 am, Register at TABOR ACADEMY
            • 9:00 am, Lab Orientation and Micro-Habitat Assignment
            • 10:00 am, Specimen collection
            • 11:00 am, Micro-Habitat set-up
            • 12:00 pm, Lunch
            • 1:00 pm, Safety swim and Waterfront Orientation
            • 2:00 pm, Lesson: Scientific Method
            • 3:00 pm, Research design and set up
            • 5:00 pm, Camper: Pick up
            DAY 2: Tuesday, August 2
            • 8:00 am, Camper arrival / Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 8:30 am, Lesson: Seawater quality analysis skills and Intertidal Zonation
            • 9:30 am, Depart for Sandwich Beach for Intertidal collection
            • 12:00 pm, Box Lunch at Beach
            • 12:30 pm, Return to Campus
            • 1:30 pm, Group A: Research; Group B: Micro-habitat water quality analysis
            • 3:00 pm, Group A: Micro-habitat water quality analysis, Group B: Research
            • 5:00 pm, Camper: Pick up
            DAY 3: Wednesday, August 3
            • 8:00 am, Camper arrival / Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 9:00 am, Lesson: Chemical and Physical Oceanography
            • 10:00 am, Sample and identify the chemical water qualities
            • 12:00 pm, Lunch
            • 1:00 pm, Research session
            • 3:00 pm, Kayak to various habitats and collect data on the chemical water qualities at each site
            • 5:00 pm, Camper: Pick up
            DAY 4: Thursday, August 5
            • 8:00 am, Camper arrival, Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 9:00  am, Depart for Woods Hole, MA
            • 10:00 am, Tour of the Marine Biological Laboratories and the Marine Resource Center of Woods Hole
            • 12:00 pm, Lunch
            • 1:00 pm, Return to Tabor Academy
            • 2:00 pm, Research session
            • 4:00 pm, Presentation preparation session
            • 5:00 pm, Camper Pick up
            DAY 5: Friday, August 5
            • 8:00 am, Camper arrival / Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 9:00 am, Research session
            • 11:00 am, Data analysis
            • 12:00 pm, Lunch
            • 1:30 pm, Group A: Research presentation preparation; Group B: Fishing
            • 3:00 pm, Group A: Fishing; Group B: Research presentation preparation
            • 5:00 pm, Camper: Pick up
            DAY 6: Saturday, August 6
            • 8:00 am, Camper arrival / Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 8:30 am, Research presentation preparation
            • 10:00 am, Lab clean-up
            • 11:00 am, Research presentations (families invited)
            • 12:00 pm, Camper’s departure
                                      
             
             
             
             
          • Week 3 - Marine Science Technology

            DAY 1, Monday, August 8
            • 8:00 am, Register at TABOR ACADEMY
            • 9:00 am, Lab Orientation and Micro-Habitat Assignment
            • 10:00 am, Specimen collection
            • 11:00 am, Micro-Habitat set-up
            • 12:00 pm, Lunch
            • 1:00 pm, Safety swim and Waterfront Orientation
            • 2:00 pm, Lesson: Scientific Method
            • 3:00 pm, Research design and set up
            • 5:00 pm, Pick up
            DAY 2, Tuesday, August 9
            • 8:00 am, Camper arrival / Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 9:00 am, Depart for Chatham, MA
            • 10:30 am, Lesson: Drones and science
            • 11:00 am, Drone research tracking whales, sharks, and sea turtles
            • 12:30 pm, Lunch
            • 1:30 pm, Return to Tabor Academy
            • 3:00 pm, Research session
            • 4:30 pm, Research presentation session
            • 5:00 pm, Pick up
            DAY 3, Wednesday, August 10
            • 8:00 am, Camper arrival / Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 9:00 am, Lesson: Remote Operated Vessels
            • 10:00 am, Group A: ROV piloting from shore; Group B: Research session
            • 12:00 pm, Lunch
            • 1:00 pm, Group A: Research session; Group B: ROV piloting from shore
            • 3:00 pm, Research presentation preparation
            • 5:00 pm, Pick up
            DAY 4, Thursday, August 11
            • 8:00 am, Camper arrival / Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 9:00 am, Depart for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, MA
            • 10:30 am, Tour the W.H.O.I. docks and laboratories to observe the research vessels, data sampling machinery, and research techniques
            • 12:00 pm, Lunch
            • 1:00 pm, Return to Tabor Academy
            • 3:00 pm, Research session
            • 5:00 pm, Camper: Pick up
            DAY 5, Friday, August 12
            • 8:00 am, Arrival / Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 9:00 am, Lesson: Ocean Weather and Global Currents and Atmospheric processes
            • 10:00 am, Colorful currents lab
            • 12:00 pm, Lunch
            • 1:00 pm, Research session
            • 3:00 pm, Instruction on current meters and setting current meters out in the harbor
            • 5:00 pm, Camper Pick up
            DAY 6, Saturday, August 13
            • 8:00  am, Camper arrival / Micro-habitat maintenance
            • 8:30  am, Research presentation preparation
            • 10:00 am, Lab clean-up
            • 11:00 am, Research presentations (families invited)
            • 12:00 pm, Camper’s Departure

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