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Marine Science Camp - DofE Gold Residential

  • Location: Slapton Ley
  • Tutor: Centre Staff
  • Dates: Monday 13 August 2018 to Friday 17 August 2018
  • Times: 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • Age Range: 16-24

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

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Rocky Shores, Freshwater Ecology, Marine Aquaria, Marine Microbiology

This camp, run in partnership with the Marine Biological Association (MBA), is for young people between 16 and 24 years old who are interested in marine biology and marine science.  It will include sessions on rocky shore ecology, marine citizen science and marine conservation as well as giving in-sights into careers and Higher Education courses. The highlights of the week include an exploration of issues around coastal hazards and flooding, freshwater ecology in Slapton Ley NNR, a visit to the MBA Labs in Plymouth (including marine microbiology and trip on the MBA Research Vessel Sepia) and a behind the scenes visit to the National Marine Aquarium. As well as being inspired about the marine environment participants will:

  • gain skills in aquatic biology, ecosystem surveys and species identification
  • learn about marine conservation in a research environment
  • meet working marine scientists
  • share their experience with other young people with similar interests.

The fee includes one year’s free Young Marine Biologist (YMB) or student membership of the Marine Biological Association for new and existing members. A limited number of MBA travel bursaries are available for existing MBA student and YMB members at: http://www.mba.ac.uk/research-top-3/awards-grants-and-training#b22

Financial support from the FSC Young Environmentalists Fund may also be available for participants with limited funds. Find out more at: www.field-studies-council.org/young-people

FSC are approved DofE providers. Attendance can qualify you for your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential (always check with your DofE leader before booking).

The camp is jointly led by experienced, enthusiastic Centre staff and MBA marine biologists. Current marine biology under-graduates will act as mentors.


Financial support for this opportunity
If you can demonstrate financial need we may be able to help pay for up to 50% of the fee through our Young Environmentalists Fund

See our other opportunities for young people aged 16-25

Further Information

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Marine Science Camp

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here.

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