Girls in Ocean Science Conference


Girls in Ocean Science Conference 2018
Top female scientists mentoring the next generation

Top female scientists will be visiting Ocean Institute to mentor the next generation, inspiring middle and high school girls towards futures in science and technology. Each day-long program includes hands-on experience in the Ocean Institute’s labs and aboard their research vessel, the R/V Sea Explorer. One-on-one interaction with female scientist role models motivates girls to embrace their intelligence and pursue careers and degrees in the sciences. 

Girls who love science, or are just beginning to show an interest will come away empowered to explore careers in fields such as nautical archeology, veterinary science, oceanography, and conservation.

2018 Conference Dates:

  • Middle School: February 24th – SOLD OUT
  • High School: March 17th

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Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm 

Cost: $50 per person (Members receive a 10% discount) 

Includes continental breakfast, lunch and T-shirt 


Visiting Scientists
2018 Conference

Middle School Conference Presenters: 

Ashley “Peach” Marshall | Catalina Sea Camp Dive Director | Catalina Guided Discoveries 

Ms. Marshall grew up in the ocean and has always had a passion for anything in or on the water. After graduating from Boston College with degrees in Environmental Geoscience and Early Education, she was able to combine her two passions together on Catalina Island. Peach learned to scuba dive after moving to Catalina, and quickly realized her passion for diving.

General information

About Girls in Ocean Science
Middle School & High School

These exciting conferences are dedicated to inspiring young women to pursue degrees and careers in the sciences. Sixteen prominent female scientists from around the country will interact with the girls in a series of hands-on workshops aboard our research vessel, the Sea Explorer, and in the Ocean Institute’s teaching labs.