Marine Science, Ocean Passage at Camp Decision- 1 opening for high school student

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Jun 4, 2011, 6:23:32 PM6/4/11
to Juneau Children Outdoors Community Coalition
Hello JCOCC Members,

An amazing opportunity awaits a young person with an interest in
marine science. The Discover Design Research @ UAS camp has one
unexpected opening in the Marine Science, Ocean Passage module which
includes 7 days of field research at Cape Decision Lighthouse, Kuiu
Island. The maximum group size is 8 and we don’t want the Otter to
travel with an empty seat so please pass the word — encourage a high
school student to go wild (ie.,as in remote) in SE Alaska this
June !
Here’s the low down:

Discover Design Research @ UAS (DDR)

When: June 12-24, 2011

Where: The camp begins and ends on the UAS campus in Juneau. The
Marine Science, Ocean Passage module includes 7 days of field research
on Kuiu Island, with students based at Cape Decision Light House.
Students return via Sitka where they will spend one day working with a
Smithsonian team and UAS Sitka science faculty on marine invasive
species transects.

Why: It's hands-on science in fabulous places with outstanding
instructors and motivated peers. Or...look at it this way -- It's
simply fascinating to mess around with squishy, slimy marine critters,
get dirty and wet, and explore wave swept shorelines with a great
group of kids from across Alaska and the U.S. Students receive 1
college credit and .5 elective high school credit (for Juneau School
District students).

Who: Students going into grades 10-12 who are interested in learning,
being part of a team and digging deeply into marine science. The Cape
Decision module is both physically and intellectually demanding.
Students must be able to hike in rugged terrain, be in excellent
health, and work well with small groups in a remote setting.

Instructional team: Debbie Boege-Tobin, UAA Marine Science Instructor
at the Kachemak Bay campus, and TA Michael Kohan, UAF School of
Fisheries graduate student. Residential team: Steve Lanwermeyer
(NOLS instructor) and the Lighthouse crew.

Cost: $1600 for the 12 day camp including all transportation to/from
Cape Decision and residential costs. Financial aid available based on
HUD guidelines.

To learn more go to,
contact Mary Hakala at 523-2336,, or Becca Parks,
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