SUMMER Oceanography Program
The Summer Oceanography Program is a 5-day adventure based in Kaktovik, Alaska. Local students ages 4-17 are immersed in a combination of field, laboratory, and classroom activities to stimulate their interest in science and discovery. Students have the opportunity to explore a range of disciplines including local ecology, environmental chemistry, climatology and more! Older students are invited to spend an afternoon learning research techniques aboard UT's research vessel, the R/V Proteus. These students may assist scientists to collect data for one of UT's ongoing research projects in the area.
See a video about our 2016 program HERE
We will be back in summer 2017! You can download the final report for the 2016 Program HERE
The 2016 Summer Oceanography Program took place in mid August, see below for details!
When: Monday, August 8 to Saturday August 13, 2016
Where: Kaktovik Community Center
Who: All students ages 12+ (Students must be located in Kaktovik, AK)
What:Our theme this year is "Exploring Our Oceans "! Humans have explored less than 5% of our world’s oceans and scientists are discovering new ocean species and features daily. Students will experience how ocean exploration takes place by learning field work skills and lab techniques from expert biologists, chemists, and geologists. We will take advantage of our unique location by using Kaktovik lagoon as a natural classroom. We're bringing back some favorite activities from years past including animal dissections, sediment coring, and identifying plankton using a microscope. We are also introducing new lessons that will feature the latest scientific technology, for example in our coastal erosion exercise, students will learn to determine their location using a handheld GPS and learn to fly a quadricoptor with GPS capabilities! All students who attend the program at least 3 days will be entered into a drawing for recreational quadricopter with an HD camera!
Draft schedule HERE
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