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Explore the ocean from top to bottom this summer with Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Grades 4-6   


Birch Aquarium

0007 Snorkel Camp

Locations: Mission Beach, La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores
Limited to 15 participants per session.

Have you ever seen an octopus, touched a brittle star, or taken a swim with a fish? Explore local marine habitats and enjoy live animal encounters as you take the plunge this summer with our experienced staff to learn the fun and easy sport of snorkeling. Visit the calm waters of Mission Bay, La Jolla Cove, and the sandy bottom of La Jolla Shores. Participants must provide their own snorkel gear and transportation to and from each day's location. Intermediate swimming ability is required.

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FEE: Members $230; Public $255
Session A: Members $138; Public $153
All sessions meet 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday
*Session A does not meet on July 3 or 4 (3 days only)*

Session A: June 30 - July 2
Session B: July 14-18
Session C: July 28-Aug. 1
Session D: Aug. 11-15

0008 Shark Encounters

Locations: Birch Aquarium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla Shores
Limited to 15 participants per session.

Become a shark expert as you spend the week investigating and encountering a variety of sharks. Learn about shark biology, behavior, and conservation through observation and hands-on activities. Snorkel with local sharks and meet Scripps Institution of Oceanography shark researchers.

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FEE: Members $230; Public $255
Sessions A, C and D meet 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Session B meets 9 a.m. - noon, Monday-Friday

Session A: July 7-11
Session B: July 21-25
Session C: Aug. 4-8
Session D: Aug. 18-22

0009 Marine Biologist for a Week

Locations: Birch Aquarium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Limited to 20 participants per session.

What would it be like to be a marine biologist? Join us for a week and find out! Experience this profession through hands-on activities, dissections, beach sampling, and a trip to the Scripps pier. Learn the techniques and tools scientists use to explore the biological ocean realm. From tiny plankton to fascinating sharks this camp will surely excite any young ocean enthusiast. Please note: This camp does not include aquatic sports.

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FEE: Members $230; Public $255.
All sessions meet 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday

Session A: June 23-27
Session B: July 21-25
Session C: August 11-15

0010 Ocean Adventures Camp

Locations: Mission Beach, Scripps Beach, La Jolla Cove
Limited to 15 participants per session.

Learn to surf, snorkel, and practice hands-on oceanography in this popular camp. Experienced instructors will teach basic surfing, boogie-boarding, and snorkeling skills, while introducing campers to related marine science topics such as waves, rip currents, and near-shore marine life. Campers must provide their own lunches, snorkel equipment, and transportation to and from each day's location. Intermediate swimming ability is required.

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FEE: Members $355; Public $395
All sessions meet 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday

Session A: June 23-27
Session B: July 7-11 ::SOLD OUT::
Session C: Aug. 4-8


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Summer Learning Adventure Camps 2014