Marine Summer Camp scholarships

Marine Summer Camp scholarships are still available for the following camp sessions:

Once Upon a Tide Pool
For kids entering kindergarten in Fall 2014
June 30–July 3 (4-day camp)
At low tide, the shore reveals pockets of shallow water surrounded by fortresses of rocks. Hundreds of tiny animals call these glimmering pools home until they’re covered by the incoming tide. Join us to hear fishy tales and sing sea songs from a day in the life of an ever-changing tide pool. The hermit crabs, sea cucumbers, sea stars, anemones and more who dwell there can’t wait to share their stories with you.

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Coral Reef Kingdoms!
For kids entering grades 1–2 in Fall 2014
Session 1: July 21–25
Session 2: August 18–22
Join us for an imaginary journey to the tropics, with a focus on the animals found in the Aquarium’s Pacific Coral Reef exhibit. Discover a working reef in action through special feedings, dive shows and behindthe-scenes tours throughout the week. Coral reefs are one of the most complex ecosystems on Earth—come meet some of the animals that call the reef home, including clownfish, giant clams, puffers, unicorn tangs and more!

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Furry & Feathered Friends!
For kids entering grades 1–2 in Fall 2014
Session 1: July 7–11
Session 2: August 4–8
Zoom like a shorebird through the Aquarium and bask in the sun with our seals and otters! This camp is all about marine animals that dwell along the coastline. Learn about diving birds that fish for their prey and meet those that migrate from Hawaii, stop in Washington and continue far north! Next, meet our marine mammals and the biologists who care for them. Your week will be filled with stories, songs and works of animal art.

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Here & There! Partnership Summer Camp

Legends of the Deep - A Day Camp with Seattle Children's Theatre

For kids entering grades 1–2, 3–4 in Fall 2014
June 23–27
Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
Explore the magical world of coral reefs, seahorses and seals. Develop acting skills as you immerse yourself in a dramatic adventure with Seattle Children’s Theatre while engaging in hands-on marine science with the Seattle Aquarium. You’ll conclude with a field trip to see and explore a natural aquatic habitat.

Camp takes place at the Seattle Aquarium. For scholarship information, please visit sct.org/School/Financial-Aid.


Aquatic Artists
For kids entering grades 3–4 in Fall 2014
Session 1: July 21–25
Session 2: August 18–22
Inspired by the diversity of marine animals and their habitats, this one-ofa-kind camp focuses on both the artistic and scientific aspects of aquatic life. Ideal for those interested in animals and the environment, influenced by the beauty of the natural world, and eager to create art in their own style. Each day will feature different themes, activities and the creation of a quality, long-lasting masterpiece. Plus, enjoy shadowing Aquarium biologists and behind-the-scenes tours of our facility.

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Ocean Odyssey
For kids entering grades 3–4 in Fall 2014
Session 1: July 7–11
Session 2: July 28–August 1
Voyage through your imagination and find out about the research excursions Aquarium biologists take to learn about ocean animals and their habitats. Interview the divers who travel to Oahu and Neah Bay to research the diversity of fish. Meet the biologists who care for our seals and otters and study them in the wild. Each day’s activities will revolve around different topics researched by staff biologists at the Aquarium and in the field.

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Junior Marine Biologist—Intro to Inverts and Ichthyology
For kids entering grades 5–6 in Fall 2014
Session 1: June 23–27
Session 2: July 14–18
Session 3: August 11–15
See how our biologists spend their time while working with fish and invertebrates: not only do they feed, enrich and care for the animals in our exhibits; they also venture into the field to study wild populations. Learn about their research projects—from tagging sharks and counting octopus dens in Puget Sound to collecting fish biodiversity data in Hawaii. Then perform your own project by recording population counts in our exhibits, verifying species from field video footage or placing enriching treats in an octopus’ path to see the reactions that follow.

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Aquarium Exhibit Design
For kids entering grades 5–6 in Fall 2014
Session 1: July 28–August 1
Session 2: August 4–8
Have you ever wondered what it takes to build exhibits for marine animals, their caretakers and the people who visit the Aquarium? Come learn about the evolution of exhibit design and meet the engineers, artists, educators and biologists that help plan new Aquarium exhibits. After experiencing demonstrations and exhibit tours and unlocking behind the-scenes secrets, you’ll design and build a model of your dreamSeattle Aquarium exhibit.

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Unexplored Ocean—Young Men in Marine Science
For boys entering grades 7–8 in Fall 2014
August 11–15
This boys-only camp provides insight into the latest research in marine science exploration. Uncover the latest findings related to Earth’s biggest, mostly unexplored expanse—our one big ocean. Engage in team-building activities with marine science technology and underwater exploration tools. Develop a greater understanding of the microscopic world of water and learn more about larger-than-life phenomenon in the abyss. Plus, enjoy excursions throughout the week—to local beaches for lowtide exploration and a group beach cleanup, and Elliott Bay for kayaking.

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Here & There! Partnership Summer Camp

Voyaging Puget Sound with Center for Wooden Boats—a Five-Day Camp Including One Overnight

For youth ages 13–16 years. No age exceptions due to Coast Guard regulations.
August 11–15
Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9am–4pm: Seattle Aquarium
Wednesday, 9am–overnight: Seattle Aquarium, then boat trip to Blake Island
Thursday: wake up at Blake Island and voyage to Seattle Aquarium. Camp ends at 4pm.
Explore our local waterways by leading your own voyage. Join sailing and science instructors from the Center for Wooden Boats and the Seattle Aquarium and travel by a 26-foot rowing and sailing longboat like those used by explorers Cook and Vancouver. Chart your course across Puget Sound, conduct science experiments at sea, and present your research. Develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills while having fun and gaining ability in field observations, sailing, rowing and navigation.

Camp takes place at the Seattle Aquarium and Blake Island for one overnight.

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