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Registration for 2015 Summer Camps Now Open!
Summer will be here before you know it, so its not too early to secure your spot in our summer camps. Visit our Summer Enrichment page for camp descriptions, dates and prices.
Shark Safety Statement
At no time will we force a camper to enter the water if they express concern for their safety. Whenever MarineQuest puts campers in the water, we first consult with the lifeguards and check the overhead visual reportings from local agencies. Please note that we are guests in an ocean which is inhabited by sharks, sting rays, jelly fish and other creatures that can be curious and sometimes dangerous. Before campers enter the water, our lifeguards goes in first and we establish a safety zone in which the kids must stay. We avoid piers and fishing areas. We do not allow MarineQuest campers in the water anytime around dusk which is the time of day sharks most frequently approach the inner coastal area. During our Surf-n-Science camps there are multiple instructors in the water with the campers and lifeguards on the watch on the beach. While we cannot guarantee a shark will never interfere with our campers, we do everything we can to make sure we are aware of our surroundings to the best of our ability.
MarineQuest Selected to Participate with Foldscope
Based on its work with youth and plankton monitoring in our coastal waters MarineQuest has been selected to participate in the beta testing of Foldscope, an Origami based print-and-fold paper-microscope designed for rugged field settings. Foldscope is an initiative from a research team at Stanford University focused on democratizing science by developing scientific tools that can scale up to match problems in global health and science education. If you would like to learn more about this initiative, see the inspirational TED talk by Dr. Prakash.