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.
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!
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.
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"
- 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
- 5th-8th Grade
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 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.
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:
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.
Assistant Program Coordinator & Point of Contact:
*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 :)
SUMMER SCIENCE WAS FEATURED IN TEXAS CO-OP POWER MAGAZINE
Read the the January 2015 Issue here.
Thanks to our program sponsors
Youth Development Foundationof Port Aransas
A special thank you to those that made individual donations to the program - every little bit helps!
Youth Protection Program
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.
“PURSUANT TO SECTION 30.06, PENAL CODE (TRESPASS BY LICENSE HOLDER WITH A CONCEALED HANDGUN), A PERSON LICENSED UNDER SUBCHAPTER H, CHAPTER 411, GOVERNMENT CODE (HANDGUN LICENSING LAW), MAY NOT ENTER THIS PROPERTY WITH A CONCEALED HANDGUN”
Please see the Campus Carry Implementation (www.campuscarry.utexas.edu/) website for more information.