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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION                                                                                                                  

Youth Ocean Explorers is a 4 week, hands-on marine science program for middle to high school-aged students interested in studying coastal, marine & environmental science, natural resource management, and conservation. The program involves a combination of short presentations and lectures from UVI faculty, staff, and community partners along with field activities utilizing scientific tools to supplement those presentations. Participants report to the UVI Center for Marine & Environmental Studies but can expect to travel with staff to other on-island locations for field work and activities. Snorkel gear and other instructional materials are provided for student use during the program. 


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA / IMPORTANT INFO.                                                                                  

  • Student must have an interest in marine science. 
  • Student must be either in junior high or high school. 
  • Student should have some prior experience with swimming and snorkeling.
  • Complete the application for the Youth Ocean Explorers summer program. 
  • Selected applicants (Maximum 16) will be notified once applications have been reviewed.

START AND END DATES                                                                                                                    

This year's program will begin July 11th, 2016 and ends August 11th, 2016. Students are expected to meet at UVI's Center for Marine and Environmental Studies between 8:00 A:M and 8:30 A:M and afternoon pickup is at 4:00 P:M.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE                                                                                                                  

The application deadline is June 1st, 2016Below lists all materials pertinent to the application. Please ensure that you fill out all materials. 


Should you have any questions regarding the application materials or the summer camp in general, do not hesitate to contact: