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Summer Science Registration

Summer Science Registration

UT Summer Science is an exciting, inquiry-based learning experience for youth entering 3rd through 8th grade. Throughout the week, participants will be immersed in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) engagements that take them outside of the classroom and into the field and laboratory. Each Summer Science session is co-facilitated by a scientist from the University of Texas Marine Science Institute and a program educator and provides participants with the opportunity to gain new skills, make new friends, build a deeper appreciation for the natural environment, and discover what it truly means to be a scientist! 

3rd - 4th & 5th-6th Grade & 7th-8th Grade 

Duration: Meets from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $125 per week 1, 2, & 4; $25 sibling discount if attending the same week.

Location: Pick up and drop off will be in the Patton Center for Marine Science Education, 855 E. Cotter Ave., Port Aransas TX 78373


Week 1: June 5th – 9th   Seas the Day

Week 2: June 12th- 16th  Seas the Day

Week 3: June 20th – 23rd Ocean Warriors (4-day week)

Week 4: June 26th – 30th  Ocean Warriors

Weeks 1 and 2 will repeat in content, and weeks 3 and 4 will repeat in content. Students will need to bring their own nut-free snack and refillable water bottle.


This year the registration platform has changed. We are using Ideal-Logic, https://apps.ideal-logic.com/utexasparticipant

Parents will have to create an account to register children for camp. 

*Please note the last day for a refund is May 26th.


Contact our coordinators at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Science Sponsors

Youth Protection Program:

All summer programs involving minors at The University of Texas at Austin follow guidelines set forth by the Youth Protection Program (YPP). The purpose of the YPP is to promote the safety of minors participating in camps or programs on university premises or participating in those programs sponsored or supported by the University. All camps and programs work closely with the YPP Manager to ensure that every program operates in accordance with all of the university’s policies, rules, and regulations, as well as the laws of the State of Texas regarding the safety of minors. More information about the YPP is available online at www.youthprotectionprogram.utexas.edu, and questions can be directed to the YPP Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UT Summer Science program is accredited by the nationally recognized "American Camp Association". The ACA was developed specifically for the camp industry to ensure quality programming, along with the careful review of health and safety standards. To learn more about the ACA, please follow the link to their website: https://www.acacamps.org/

Campus Concealed Carry:

On June 1, 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott signed S.B. 11, also known as the "campus carry" law. S.B. 11 provides that license holders may carry a concealed handgun throughout university campuses, starting Aug. 1, 2016. The law gives public universities some discretion to regulate campus carry.

The University of Texas at Austin and President Gregory L. Fenves take issues surrounding guns on campus very seriously and will strive to create policies that conform to the new law, protect the rights of citizens and ensure the safety and security of the entire campus.

S.B. 11 provides that after consulting with students, staff and faculty regarding "the nature of the student population, specific safety considerations and the uniqueness of the campus environment" the university may enact reasonable rules and regulations regarding:

  • carrying of concealed handguns by license holders on campus, and storage of handguns in dormitories or other residential facilities

The law stipulates, however, that these rules and regulations may not either "generally prohibit" or "have the effect of generally prohibiting" license holders from carrying concealed handguns on campus.

The purpose of the Youth Protection Program (YPP) is to protect all minors in their university-sponsored activities and interactions involving members of The University of Texas at Austin community. Pursuant to S.B. 11 (the “Campus Carry Law”), the YPP Policy prohibits the carrying of a concealed handgun by any person involved in a University of Texas at Austin camp/program for minors. This Policy also applies to parents and guardians who are visiting or transporting a participating minor to and from camps/programs at The University of Texas at Austin.


Please see the Campus Carry Implementation (https://campuscarry.utexas.edu/) website for more information.


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