Courses

Art and Science Camp will provide creative 9-14 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 9-14 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.



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This camp targets 9 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 CSI at 9am and end at 3:30pm.



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Marine Biology camp targets children 10 - 15 and explores concepts in Biology and Ecology. Campers will explore local systems, video document their experiences, collect data in the estuary and ocean, work in the lab and conduct their own research projects. Students will learn fish biology, and monitor populations offish and crabs through traps, nets and hook-and-line fishing. The goal of this camp is investigating the aquatic life that lives in NC estuaries and oceans. Camps begin at CSI at 9am and end at 3:30pm.


August 3-7, 2020, Coastal Studies Institute
Oceanography camp targets students 12 - 15 years old who are interested in a better understanding of the complex processes that take place in our oceans. This camp will require students to learn and work on the beaches, estuaries and ocean as we investigate and explore what happens on over 70% of our planet. Students will engineer technology like drifters and gliders to explore how scientists can learn in an environment we are ill equipped to visit. Students will boogie board, kayak, go on boat trips, collect data, and work alongside scientists at CSI. This camp will include some snorkeling and opportunities to explore in water environments.



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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 snorkeling and opportunities to explore in water environments. We also plan to offer a "try scuba" experience where campers will get a chance to see what it is like to breathe underwater.


August 3-7, 2020, Coastal Studies Institute