Hurricane Island Foundation: High School Marine Biology


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
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    In our High School Marine Biology program, students entering grades 9-12 take the next step in expanding their natural curiosity of the world with the opportunity to carry out their own research projects during their time on Hurricane.

    Our unique curriculum will help students hone their observation, critical thinking, and communication skills as they design and implement their research. Adventurous team building activities such as rock climbing, rowing, lobstering, and pier jumping help to round out the week on Hurricane. As students learn to live together in this dynamic environment, each member of the group will have opportunities to explore their own role as a leader and celebrate their achievements with each other.

    Example High School Marine Biology activities include:

    • Working with the research team to get hands-on with Hurricane’s aquaculture projects
    • Exploring the intertidal zone using field research methods to collect data 
    • Investigating marine debris from microplastics to large scale shoreline cleanups
    • Using the scientific process to come up with and answer their own questions
    • Hauling lobster traps and learning about the biggest economic industry in Maine
    • Designing solutions for marine related climate change challenges such as sea-level rise
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