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UDaily: UD summer camp offers high school students jump start on marine science education

UDaily: UD summer camp offers high school students jump start on marine science education

The University of Delaware’s Taking an Interest in Delaware’s Estuary (TIDE) camp offers high school students with a passion for the ocean or coastal environments the opportunity to explore interests in marine science by providing them with hands-on experience in the field. Hosted by UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) and supported by the Delaware Sea Grant college program, TIDE camp covers a wide array of topics, ranging from sea breeze and tides to habitat loss, species adaptation and climate change.

The 13-day residential program — scheduled for July 31 to Aug. 12 — is open to rising 10th through 12th graders. Applications as well as scholarships are now available. The priority application deadline is Sunday, March 20.

Students who attend will spend one week at UD’s Newark campus and one week at its Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. Students will gain exposure to marine science through coursework by interacting with faculty and staff in laboratory facilities, classrooms, residence halls and the beach.