Registration begins March 8
Feb 24, 2011
Explore the ocean from top to bottom during Summer Learning Adventure Camps offered at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. These fun and engaging ocean science programs - designed for ages 4-15 - inspire understanding and stewardship of the ocean and its inhabitants. Camps run from June 27-Aug. 26. Registration begins March 8. Experience live animal encounters, hands-on activities and field excursions for an entire week or just a day. Camps feature amazing ocean creatures, myths of the sea, gooey dissections, the remarkable world of sharks, adventures in oceanography and the chance to learn how to surf and snorkel. Birch Aquarium's Summer Learning Adventure Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association. This nationally recognized accreditation ensures the aquarium meets more than 300 quality standards and provides a safe and nurturing environment for campers. In addition, our instructors receive training through Kids Included Together, an organization committed to providing learning opportunities for children with and without disabilities. Information about Summer Learning Adventure Camps as well as class descriptions can be found online. Book online or call 858-534-7336. Camps often sell out, so early reservations are encouraged.
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About Scripps Institution of Oceanography Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of about 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $170 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates robotic networks and one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 425,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu.