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Students with an interest in marine science are invited to participate in a very special opportunity to learn about the coastal environment with Rookery Bay staff and local researchers during the Summer Institute for Marine Science. This weeklong program brings students into the estuary for hands-on experiences relating to ecology, marine biology, sustainability and citizen science.

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Activities generally include kayaking, mudflat exploration and pulling a trawl net behind a research reserve vessel to learn about the animals of the Rookery Bay estuary. PLUS! We'll take field trips to nearby environmental centers, such as MOTE Marine Lab, FGCU Vester Field Station or the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

The Summer Institute for Marine Science is for students entering 8th, 9th or 10th grade. Space is limited to 15 students and registration is required.

This program was made possible with funding support from the Community Foundation of Collier County.

Registration opens soon.


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