GIOS FAQ
Day of Conference Information

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What is included in my registration? 

Your Girls in Ocean Science Registration includes: 

  • Conference admission for one middle or high school-aged participant
  • Cruise aboard the R/V Sea Explorer
  • Conference t-shirt
  • Continental breakfast
  • Boxed lunch including: sandwich, pasta salad, fruit, chips and cookie

Will my child be on a boat? 

Yes, every Girls in Ocean Science participant will spend part of the day on the Ocean Institute’s USCG certified vessel, the R/V Sea Explorer

This is a United States Coast Guard certified vessel and is equipped with all necessary emergency equipment. 

What’s the dress code?

Please dress in warm layers as you will spend part of the day at sea and part of the day in Ocean Institute’s research labs. Closed-toed, closed-heeled shoes are required. We recommend pants, comfortable shoes, hat, and a water-proof jacket. 

What else should we bring? 

Come prepared to learn and armed with pencil, paper, sunscreen, and refillable water bottle. 

If you are a self-driving student, please bring your drivers license to show at check-out.

What time is check-in?

Check-in will be from 8:00am to 8:30am.  The Conference will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

What if my child needs to leave early? 

If your child is not staying the entire day, please contact us directly to make early pick-up arrangements. Because some groups will be on the R/V Sea Explorer, early pick-up must be arranged in advance to ensure your participant is on campus. 

Can parents stay? 

Thank you for encouraging your child to explore the sciences; this conference is only for middle or high school girls. Parents, guardians, and teachers are welcome to help participants check-in, but cannot remain on campus once the event starts.

What time is check-out?  What do I need to bring?

The Conference will end at 4:30pm.

If you are a parent picking up an attendee, please have your drivers license to show at pick-up.  Please contact us directly if you would like to add an adult to the person(s) named in registration authorized to pick-up your attendee from the conference.

If you are a self-driving student, please bring your drivers license to show upon release.