Field Marine Science Research Camp
DeFelice Marine Center, Cocodrie, Louisiana
July 19-26, 2015
About the FSM camp
CWC & LUMCON are offering students an opportunity to gain practical and real world experience about conducting field research in the coastal marshes of south Louisiana. Participants of this research based camp will learn about some of Louisiana’s most treasured resources and how to conduct and report their own research results. As campers, students will have access to research vessels, research equipment, laboratories and scientists. Participants of this camp will become part of the scientific community that is trying to assess the state of our coastal systems after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. FMS is designed for students from 9th to 12th grade who have a desire to learn more about how to effectively conduct a research and communicate their results. This week-long residential camp immerses students in the environments about which they are learning. FMS is ideal for students that are serious about perusing a career in marine or environmental science and would like to gain research experience before entering college.
Campers are given every opportunity to take advantage of the ongoing research at the marine center. Activities are designed to give campers the best experience to help them further their understanding of the coastal ecosystem and science in general. Students will engage in science research projects that are designed to fit right into the research currently being conducted by CWC scientists. Campers will complete FMS with a new awareness and understanding of the ecosystem, the current research results, and further insight in how to communicate like a scientist. Listed below are just some
of the experiences and opportunities that will be provided to participants of FMS.
- Daily field excursions/ laboratory time to conduct research projects.
- Presentations and panel discussions with CWC scientific staff.
- The chance to communicate the results of their research projects with science professionals.
- Exposure to and experience in working with large datasets.
- Opportunities to learn more about picking the right college/graduate programs.
- And much more
FMS Camp Cost: $225/student*
The camp fee is all inclusive. The fee charged per student covers the costs of the meals, snacks, activities, and housing. Additional funding for FMS is being provided by the CWC through a grant from BP/Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
Camp Fee: $225/student
Payment deadline: July 7, 2015
*Scholarships maybe available to students who qualify.
FMS is a research experience for students in high school that want an in depth
experience into how to conduct research in the marine environment. The
goals of this one week residential camp are:
- To give students experience conducting research in the coastal marine environment
- To provide students with the opportunity to learn about current research
being conducted by CWC scientists
- To provide students with an opportunity to build a network of science professionals
- To give student the knowledge they need to effectively communicate
science with their peers and scientists
- To provide students with a project ideas and data to compete at school/regional science fairs.
How to Apply
To apply to be one of the 2015 campers, submit a completed application (included on the back of this brochure), a one page essay and a letter of recommendation by the application
deadline. Applicants will be notified about the status of their applications about one week after the application deadline. No applications will be reviewed before the application
deadline. The letter of recommendation must be from a current teacher and must include
contact information. The essay must be at least one page and include why you want to attend camp, a short description of any research experience (e.g. science fair, class lab activities), and what interests you about science. Eligible students are students who are in 9th through the 12th grades (during the 2014-2015 school year).
Send all application materials to:
8124 Hwy 56
Chauvin, LA 70344
Application Deadline: June 20, 2015