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Not Your Grandma's Summer Camp

Summer brings to mind swimming BBQs and camp but today’s summer camps provide so much more than those we may remember. 

Last week FL Tech hosted a Marine Science & Coastal Engineering Camp that focused on topics like ocean acidification, plankton communities and shoreline morphology.

The 30 campers ranged in age from 10 to 18 and their daily schedule included field trips, experiments and constructing an underwater ROV.

Dr. Kelli Hunsucker, Assistant Professor of Oceanography and Dr. Robert Weaver, Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering are camp co-directors and the driving force behind the Indian River Lagoon Research Institute.


Ages: 10 - 18

June 24, 2019 - June 29, 2019   |   Melbourne, Florida

Dates: June 24-29
Times: 9AM-5PM
Ages Welcome: 10-18


Students interested in gaining experience in oceanography, marine biology, marine science, ocean engineering, and coastal environments. The daily schedule will consist of field trips, experiments, and demonstrations.

This camp is for students who are interested in gaining experience in the fields of oceanography, marine biology, ocean engineering, and coastal environments.

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 learn about topics such as: wave and current forcing, sediment movement, estuarine circulation, and shoreline morphology.

Students will take part in the construction of a remotely operated vehicles (ROV) which will be displayed during our family day on Saturday from 9-12.

Terri Wright has held the position of General Manager at WFIT since 1998.