For rising 9th-12th grades
2021 Dates: May 30-June 4
Program Cost: $920 (more details below)
The School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, The Fisheries Learning Center and Dauphin Island Sea Lab have partnered to offer Coastal Fisheries Camp. This camp will be held on the Dauphin Island Sea Lab campus at Dauphin Island, Alabama. The Coastal Fisheries Camp is a fun and intense 5-day academic camp that introduces high school students to the marine environment. Students will stay in the dorms on the DISL campus and participate in a variety of academic activities. Students will have the opportunity to observe and work with plankton nets, seine nets, water sampling bottles, refractometers, and water quality test kits and other equipment. They will also collect and identify marine species from various habitats and participate in lab and field discussions, all under the guidance of marine and aquatic educators from Auburn University and Dauphin Island Sea Lab. A great deal of time will be spent in the field exploring and examining different marine communities. Field activities include the exploration of a salt marsh community, beach profiling, and trawling aboard the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's 65-foot research vessel, the R/V Alabama Discovery.