Registration for summer camps at the Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The institute has scheduled eight weeks of camp between June 12 and Aug. 11 with four alternating themes that focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math, or STEAM, concepts, hands-on experiences and exploration of the great outdoor spaces of the Outer Banks.
The cost for one week of camp is $325 and up to 13 campers between 10 and 15 years of age will be accepted for each session. Each day of camp is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The following camps will be offered:
- Coastal Kingdoms coastal marine biology and ecology camp June 12-16 and July 17-21. During this program, campers will learn about coastal habitats and the animals that call them home through hands-on labs and field trips as well as fun sessions with local marine biologists and ecologists.
- Legends Of The Atlantic maritime archeology and ocean exploration camp June 19-23 and July 24-28. Campers will learn about maritime archeology and the processes scientists use to understand and document the history of the Atlantic. Campers explore how shipwrecks contain clues to the past, try on dive gear, talk to maritime experts, and even see a few wrecks up close.
- Shapes In Science art and science camp June 26-30 and July 31- Aug. 4. Campers will use different mediums such as ceramics, watercolors, and photography, to convey some of the research themes currently present at CSI. At the end of the week, the campers and staff will host a gallery that features the students’ work.
- Sustainable Seas oceanography and coastal engineering camp July 10-14 and Aug. 7-11. Campers will learn about oceanographic and coastal processes through the lens of technology and interact with scientists who use the tools daily. Each day will begin with the exploration of a basic research technique followed by the introduction of an advanced technology that makes the job both easier and often more fascinating.
Contact Parker Kellam at email@example.com or call 252-475-5452 for general camp questions. For questions regarding the summer camp registration process, contact ECU Continuing & Professional Education or call 252-328-9198.
Led by East Carolina University, The Coastal Studies Institute is a multi-institutional research and educational partnership of the University of North Carolina System including North Carolina State University, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, and Elizabeth City State University.