UT Summer Science is an exciting, inquiry-based learning experience for students entering 3rd through 8th grade. Working alongside marine scientists from the University of Texas, students will experience science outside of the classroom. By the end of the program, students will gain a deep personal appreciation for the marine environment, become aware of local and global threats, learn to solve complex problems using the scientific method and understand what it truly means to be a scientist.
We still have spots available for Week 2 "Connecting to the Oceans": June 13-17 for students entering the 3rd and 4th grade!
Each week has equal amounts of time spent in the field, in the lab, and on the water.
Meets from 10:00am to 12:00noon
Registration fee $30/week
The 2015 program schedule can be viewed here. An updated schedule will be posed within one month of the program start date. All schedules are subject to change without notice.
- Check what to bring and How to Prepare.
- See photos from previous years on Facebook!
- Map of our facilities
- The program uses Project Based Learning based on the Ocean Literacy Principles. Ocean exploration week (principle #7) will focus on the fact that the ocean is still largely unexplored, ocean connection week (principle #6) will focus on how the ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.
When registration is opened, you will Click here to register. Click the link for "UTMSI Conferences" and select the week and grade level you would like to purchase on the left. (Students register for the grade they will be entering in the fall of 2016.) Our registration process requires that all purchases be made online via credit card. In addition, all participating students and weeks must be checked-out individually. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
After securing a place in the program at the link above, Registration and Release Forms must be signed and returned to the Assistant Program Coordinator within 2 weeks of the program start date. Please send forms electronically or via mail to:
750 Channel View Dr.
Port Aransas, TX 78373
ANY CANCELLATIONS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED AFTER MAY 30, 2016.
Assistant Program Coordinator & Point of Contact:
A special thank you to our program sponsors: Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, City of Port Aransas, Port Aransas Independent School District, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Mission-Aransas Reserve and The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. A special thank you to those that made individual donations to the program - every little bit helps!