The focus of the MABPOM meeting is on the oceanography and meteorology of the Mid-Atlantic Bight and adjacent regions, including the Gulf of Maine, the shelf south of Cape Hatteras, as well as the coastal estuaries of the U.S. East Coast. Despite its name, MABPOM strongly encourages cross-disciplinary and student presentations.
This camp targets 8 to 13 years old who will explore the ecosystems of the Outer Banks through data collection and scientific experiments. This camp is an introduction to the type of scientific research taking place in northeastern North Carolina and campers will venture out into the local ecosystems to explore, investigate and play in the amazing aquatic systems we have in northeastern North Carolina through the use of kayaks, a pontoon boat, snorkeling and fishing. Camps begin at UNC CSI at 9 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
Marine Science camp targets students 10 - 15 and explores concepts in Geology, Oceanography and Biology. Students will explore local systems and participate in their own research projects. Students will monitor population of fish and crabs through traps, nets and hook and line fishing. Campers will have lots of fun collecting data in the marsh, estuary or ocean, and will also have time in the lab testing and using multimedia to document their work. Camps begin at UNC CSI at 9 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
Art and Science Camp will provide creative 10 - 15 year olds the unique experience of focusing on the wonder of our natural world, and using that to create art pieces through a variety of methods. Students 10 - 15 will explore ecosystems on the Outer Banks and will use these experiences to stimulate thinking about how art can be used to display science, and the beauty of the system seen through a scientist's eyes. Students will have an opportunity to paint, sculpt, draw and create.
Science and SCUBA Camp targets students who are interested in obtaining their NAUI dive certification while also being introduced to SCUBA as a tool for science. This camp will partner with Roanoke Island Outfitters to provide SCUBA instruction for students to earn a lifetime certification. Campers will take classes, explore techniques, and if they pass all requirements, will leave camp with a NAUI SCUBA Certification. Campers will also explore local ecosystems, snorkel and gain valuable insight into the work of scientists and local ecosystems.
Shipwrecks camp targets students 10 - 15 years old who are interested shipwrecks, the unique boats and history of the Outer Banks, navigation, knot tying, and exploring. This camp will focus on getting students outside onto our beaches and sounds to investigate all things nautical on the Outer Banks, which will include boat building, shipwrecks, and WWII battles. Students will learn techniques for finding, mapping and identifying shipwrecks. This camp will include some snorkeling and opportunities to explore in water environments.