2015 Spring Break Camps for Kids Offer Discovery and Education at Ocean Institute

Press Release

Dana Point, CA – Registration is open for two Spring break camps that teach children about ocean science, Junior Neptunes for kids ages 6-8 & Junior Oceanographer for kids ages 9-12, on Tuesday, April 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The programs include:

Junior Neptunes – In this program, discover what life is like underwater as you meet “Big Al,” the fish from the popular children’s book Big Al, interact with the animals in our lab, and conduct investigations in underwater adaptations. You will also have the opportunity to venture out on the ocean aboard the R/V Sea Explorer, first exploring the harbor and then taking a brief trip outside to view the local sea lions.  Cost: $75. (Become a member of the Ocean Institute and receive a discount.)

Junior Oceanographer – What is it like to be a marine scientist? Step into their fascinating world by exploring the principles of marine biology and oceanography. Your fun-filled day includes a two-hour Marine Wildlife Cruise on the R/V Sea Explorer, a tidepool walk, and hands-on laboratory activities, including a fish dissection. This exciting experience will spark your curiosity as you dive into the magical marine world! Cost: $75. (Become a member of the Ocean Institute and receive a discount.)

Register for either of these activities online at http://www.ocean-institute.org/programs/spring15.html or call (949) 496-2274.

The Ocean Institute is an ocean education center that offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime History and Outdoor Education programs. The facility includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, two historic tallships, and an oceanographic research vessel. Immersion-based field trips range from one-hour science labs to multi-day programs at sea. All programs are designed to maximize immersion, spark curiosity, and inspire a deep commitment to learning. Ocean-based exhibits are open to the public seven days a week. Visitors can explore the underwater world while participating in fun activities designed to indulge ocean curiosity. Throughout the year, the Ocean Institute also offers organized family programs, summer camps, cruises, tallship sails, and other unique events including our annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival and the Festival of Whales.

Address: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
Website: www.ocean-institute.org
Phone: (949) 496-2274

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