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    EARDC Aquatic Science Adventure Camp


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Marine Biology, Environmental Science
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The Aquatic Science Adventure Camp is one of the longest-running science summer camps in Texas. Since 1988, the Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center at Texas State University in San Marcos has hosted thousands of campers from all across the country to come experience the wonder of discovery and the thrill of adventure! During this weeklong camp, campers will have the chance to learn through exploration and hands-on activities related to water and the environment. 

    Whether it’s on a bug hunt in the creek, getting dirty in a cave, or reaching the top of the ropes course, all of our activities are designed to engage our campers’ minds and bodies and impart a lasting understanding of the world around them. Our goal is for campers to have the chance to experience what real scientists do for a living and learn in a university environment using professional-grade equipment. Our motto is “Real Science, Real Fun!” for a reason!???

    This is a 5 day resident camp with sessions available for age groups 9-11, 11-13, and 13-15.  Campers learn about water resources and have opportunities to enjoy nature in the beautiful Central Texas Hill Country. This camp is designed to introduce campers to the amazing world of aquatic science through a holistic, inquiry-based learning environment.  Campers participate in hands-on learning activities in the lab and in the field facilitated by knowledgeable staff that are either active research scientists or science teachers.

    Activities include sampling for aquatic invertebrates and plankton, a water chemistry lab, a cave tour to demonstrate how caves are formed, a glass bottom boat tour over Spring Lake, a snorkel scavenger hunt, star gazing, and much more!  Other activities include fishing, ropes course, swimming, river rafting, and an introductory scuba lesson.