Dive In and Help the Ocean! July 15 - 19, 2016
Are you a high school student, 16 years or older and a certified SCUBA Diver? This summer, MarineLab is offering an opportunity for individual students to participate in several research and hands on activities that are helping to SAVE THE OCEAN! You'll be making an active contribution in helping to save the coral reefs, while having fun and enjoying a service learning opportunity. It will look great on college applications, too!
Students will participate in coral restoration activities, gather water quality data from a variety of sites, monitor corals for bleaching activities, conduct fish surveys, learn about the devastating effects of lionfish, help identify phytoplankton that can cause harmful algae blooms, and conduct seagrass surveys.
The program fee is $1150 and includes all meals and accommodations, all dive fees including rental BC, regulator, tanks, & weights, donations to the Coral Restoration Foundation and all evening programs and snorkel trips. See the itinerary!
Participants will be lead by MarineLab's staff scientists and divemasters, and will be chaperoned by Mr. Ken Kessenich of Milwaukee, WI. Mr. Kessenich is a high school science teacher and SCUBA instructor with much experience diving the coral reefs of the Florida Keys and leading student groups.