THERE ARE 4 OPENINGS FOR MARINE STEM STARTING ON JUNE 12, 2022
Contact: Brian McNiel
Troop 4 from Birmingham, AL has 4 spots available (2-4 scouts and/or 2 adults)for the Marine STEM adventure. Join us for shark fishing, kayaking, and snorkeling. Must be 12yrs. old by trip time, this will be great fun, plus AC in the dorms!
Location: Summerland Key, FL
Crew Size: 6-8
Have you always dreamed of being a marine biologist, oceanographer, conservationist, or a deep-sea explorer? This is the program for you. Your crew will paddle, snorkel and embark on the waters of the Florida National Marine Sanctuary aboard the “BSA Discover”, a 45-foot catamaran outfitted as a floating classroom designed to explore mangroves, sea grass beds and majestic coral reefs. You will gather hands on experience monitoring coral health and water quality, tagging sharks, rare plant surveys on Big Munson Island, and underwater robotics. The Marine STEM program is based on a marine ecology curriculum that follows the teachings of the textbook “Tropical Connections.” During your adventure, you will be involved with active citizen science projects and data collection for ongoing research for scientists in conjunction with MOTE Marine Laboratory and other partnering organizations. Scouts participating in the Marine STEM Adventure receive hands-on tours of our land-based coral nursery to learn about science-based restoration efforts throughout the FKNMS and are even to help in the micro fragmentation process first hand! Please note that program is dictated by weather, tides and the ability of the crew. Your activity plan can vary, sometimes widely, due to these external factors. Marine Stem Adventure Crew Size 6–8 individuals. This number includes both youth and adult participants. Due to US Coast Guard Regulations crews may not exceed the maximum of 8 people. Field excursions are day trips aboard the BSA Discover and other vessels. Your crew will be staying in air-conditioned dorms at the Brinton Environmental Center during your adventure.