Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Dive into Ocean Adventures during Summer Camps at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Camps feature amazing ocean creatures, myths of the sea and the remarkable world of sharks
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego
Explore the ocean from top to bottom during Summer Learning Adventure Camps offered through Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. These fun and engaging marine science programs - designed for ages 4-15 - inspire understanding and stewardship of the ocean and its inhabitants. Camps run from June 29 to Sept. 4. Registration begins March 17!
Camps for older children include surfing and snorkeling lessons.
Experience live animal encounters, hands-on activities and field excursions for an entire week or just a day. Camps feature amazing ocean creatures, myths of the sea, gooey dissections, the remarkable world of sharks, adventures in oceanography and the chance to learn how to surf and snorkel.
Birch Aquarium Summer Learning Adventure Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association. This nationally recognized accreditation ensures the aquarium meets more than 300 quality standards and provides a safe and nurturing environment for campers.
A complete Summer Learning Adventure Camps schedule can be found online at the Birch Aquarium Website or by calling 858-534-7336. Camps often sell out, so early reservations are encouraged.
About Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Ouch! Explore the fascinating world of sharks during Birch Aquarium summer camps.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the Caribbean. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, Earth and ocean science. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 400,000, including 45,000 school children.
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. The National Research Council has ranked Scripps first in faculty quality among oceanography programs nationwide Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today in 65 countries. The institution has a staff of about 1,300, and annual expenditures of approximately $155 million from federal, state and private sources. Scripps operates one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration.
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