Stoked on Science FAQ
Day of Conference Information


What is included in my registration? 

Your Stoked on Science Registration includes: 

  • Conference admission for one middle or high school-aged participant
  • Cruise aboard the R/V Sea Explorer
  • Ocean Institute drawstring backpack

Will my child be on a boat? 

Yes, every Stoked on 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 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. 

Food will not be served at the Conference.  Pack a snack and/or sack lunch to enjoy during the break.

What time is check-in?

Participant check-in will begin at 8:30am.  The conference will begin promptly at 9:00am with a welcome and opening remarks.

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 at the Ocean Institute. 

Can parents stay? 

Thank you for encouraging your child to explore the sciences; this conference is only for middle or high school students. Parents, guardians, and teachers are welcome to come say good-bye, but cannot remain on campus once the event starts. 

How does pick-up work?

The Conference will end at 1:30pm.

If you are a parent picking up an attendee, please have your divers 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 divers license to show upon release.