- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Marine Biology, Animals/Nature, Biology
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15
- Minimum Cost: Free
- Credit Awarded: No
This summer, Florida State University will again be sponsoring the Saturday-at-the-Sea Summer Day Camp (SATS Camp), a program that introduces late middle school & early high school students to experimental marine ecology.
Eligibility: To be eligible, students must be a Florida resident, be nominated by their current science teacher, be able to swim, and be enrolled in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in Florida.
Camp Details: Camp participants will be forming research teams and investigating ecological questions, as well as learning more about the local marine habitats and how they fit in. Students will be collecting and analyzing data; discussing and interpreting their results; and presenting their findings to their peers. In short, they will become marine scientists for the week! Never fear, though, SATS Camp will not be all work and no play!
Camp Goals: The goal of the SATS Camp Program is to provide positive, science-related experiences for Florida Students. We hope that the SATS Camp experience will encourage these students to choose further instruction and eventually careers in sciences, as well as raise their environmental consciousness as they learn more about their coastal marine resources.