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There are senior (rising 10th-12th graders) and junior (rising 7th-9th) cohorts in each camp. ECO Camp does not accept recent high school graduates.
Environment, Climate and Ocean (ECO) Camp is an instructional camp for students entering grades 7 through 12, focusing on the atmospheric, oceanic, and biogeochemical processes at work in the Delaware Bay.
Camp academic activities include classroom instruction, discussions, lectures and visits to modern oceanographic/atmospheric laboratories, as well as field excursions for sampling and exploration.
Students will gain an understanding of sea breeze, tides, habitat loss, species adaptation, saltwater marsh filtration, sediment transport, beach erosion due to storm activity and the use of robotics in a marine environment. The camp will also address regional/local climate change, mitigation/adaptation opportunities, local impacts and strategies, and alternative energy. Information about UD program offerings will also be included.
ECO Camp is run jointly by the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment and SMArtSummer, a program of Cab Calloway School of the Arts and The Charter School of Wilmington.
ECO Camp: Marine Science
July 31-August 4, 2023
This one-week camp explores the coastal marine environment. Observe the coastal waterways by kayak, catch croakers and pipefish with a seine net, get muddy with the crabs in the Great Salt Marsh, and catch a dogfish in a trawl net if you’re lucky! This camp gets you outside, experiencing Delaware’s marine environment like a scientist.
Students will be transported to Lewes from Cab Calloway. Residential camp takes place Mon-Fri in Lewes, DE.
ECO Camp: Technology in the Environment
July 10-14, 2023
Robots, drones and more! This one-week camp focuses on the technology used to study and protect our environment. Build your own underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Test your ROV design skills in a team competition that simulates saving sea turtles in an oil spill. Learn about beach erosion during storms and land use change through the use of digital photography taken by drones. Use drones and test your piloting skills.
Ages — Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders (Students must be entering 10th grade fall 2023)
Location — The senior program will leave from Cab Calloway and spend the day at UD's Newark campus, then return at the end of the day to Cab for dismissal.
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HOW TO APPLY
Registration is by program and age. Links will be embedded in the descriptions above. For more information, please contact Dr. Dana Veron at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-302-831-4842.