Florida Institute of Technology

Camp Details

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The weeklong camp will introduce campers to both Marine Science and Coastal Engineering.

Some of the Marine Science topics covered will include seawater chemistry, ocean acidification, anthropogenic impacts on marine life, sustainable fisheries, and plankton communities.

During the coastal engineering component of the camp, students will lean about topics such as: wave and current forcing, sediment movement, estuarine circulation and flushing, shoreline morphology, as well as port and harbor engineering.

In addition, campers will take part in a weeklong ROV design project, which will culminate in a family oriented competition on the last day of the camp.

Lessons will be paired with field trips and lab exercises, including wave tank experiments, sediment analysis, and trips to identify organisms which live in intertidal communities, seagrass beds, and Muck deposits; as well as the importance of shoreline restoration, and much more! The FIT mobile lab will accompany the campers into the field, bringing the laboratory to them, allowing for in the field analysis.

 

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