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Summer Science Registration Open for Coastal Bend residents

Summer Science Registration Open for Coastal Bend residents

This year's Summer Science themes are "Motion of the Ocean: Senses and Sensations in the Sea" and "Go with the Flow: Land-Sea Connections!"

Summer Science 2017 registration is now open for Coastal Bend residents! Registration for students in all other areas will open on February 28, 2017.

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Check out pictures from last year's program at www.facebook.com/UTSummerScience

We made it on the news! Check out this clip from our Corpus Christi Kiii morning show, where we flew a drone, dissected sharks and explored plankton with microscopes: 
https://www.facebook.com/KIII3News/videos/10153386960716805/?pnref=story

 

 

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.
 
Possible activities include kayaking, working with ROV and drone technology, trips to San Jose Island and/or on the R/V Katy, and animal dissections! (**please note: activities and lessons for 2017 are not yet confirmed and subject to change**)

Young Scientists will can enroll in our week long program starting in February 2017. Dates for Summer 2017 are:
      - Week 1: June 5-9 
      - Week 2 : June 12-16
      - Week 3: June 19-23
      - Week 4: June 26-30

The curriculum will be different for Weeks 1 and 2, then repeat for Weeks 3 and 4. Therefore, young scientists are encouraged to sign up for one week only or two weeks with different content: Weeks 1 & 2 or Weeks 3 & 4. 

 2017 Themes:

Weeks 1 and 3 - "Go with the Flow: Land-Sea Connections"

Weeks 2 and 4 - "Motion of the Ocean: Senses and Sensations in the Sea"

PARENT RESOURCES

    • 5th-8th Grade 
      • Meets from 8:30am to 12:30pm
      • Registration fee: $75 per week
    • 3rd-4th Grade
      • Meets from 10:00am to 12:00noon 
      • Registration fee: $40 per week

“A limited number of full scholarships for DESERVING students from the Coastal Bend are available upon request. Parents are asked to submit requests to Program Director, Dr. Ken Dunton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please include dates of your child’s attendance and a letter of recommendation by your child’s science teacher.

Once you've registered: 

  • 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 PrinciplesOcean 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. 
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REGISTRATION

Registration is now open for young Scientists in the Coastal Bend!!

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 2017.) 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:

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

   mailing address
     Nicole Pringle
     750 Channel View Dr. 
     Port Aransas, TX 78373

*Nicole is in the office Tuesday-Saturday. We know your questions and concerns are a priority, so we will return your call/email as soon as possible. Please be patient and do not contact other University of Texas administrative staff - we know the answer to your question best :) 

ANY CANCELLATIONS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED AFTER MAY 30, 2017. 

 Questions? 

Assistant Program Coordinator & Point of Contact:
     Nicole Pringle 
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     (361)749-3153

*Nicole is in the office Tuesday-Saturday and will always return your call/email as soon as possible. Answering your questions is a priority to us. However, please be patient and do not contact other University of Texas administrative staff - we know the answer to your question best :) 

Program Coordinator:
     Meaghan Cuddy
     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Program Director:
     Kenneth Dunton
     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SUMMER SCIENCE WAS FEATURED IN TEXAS CO-OP POWER MAGAZINE

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Read the the January 2015 Issue here

Thanks to our program sponsors

CBBEP

Youth Development Foundation of Port Aransas
City of Port Aransas

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NOAA UTMSI NERR

A special thank you to those that made individual donations to the program - every little bit helps! 

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