Shark Camp Itinerary
Shark Camp is a two-day camp developed for middle school and high school students. However, it is also available to other organized groups, such as scout troops, community colleges, environmental clubs, youth organizations, and adult organizations. The content is tailored to the specific audience.
- Ages 12 and up
- Group size: 15 to 75
- Camp fee: $240/person for the two-day camp, and includes room and board, evening activities and a MEC t-shirt for each participant. Contact us to customize 3-5 day coastal science camps.
- There is a vessel fee of $800-$4000 for the group, depending on group size and vessel. For information on costs, contact Brandy New at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Group deposit of $200 required.
- Half of trip fees (50%) are of due 30 days prior to arrival.
Day 1 - Onshore at GCRL
- Introduction slide show
- What is a cartilaginous fish?
- Difference between Teleost vs. Chondrichthyes
- Sharks, skates, rays, and chimeras
- Largest vs. smallest sharks
- Difference between fresh and salt water elasmobranches
- Types of reproduction adaptations
- Shark Dissection
- External and internal anatomy
- Review of 6/7 senses
- Review of other body systems (circulatory, excretory, ...)
- Senses Game
- Pre- and Post-Test
Day 2 - Boat Trip to Horn Island Area
- Hand-line for sharks.
- Fish for sharks with rod and reel.
- Catch, identify, collect data, tag, and release marine specimens.
Weather Postponements: Outdoor programs are dependent on weather and will be postponed if conditions are excessively uncomfortable or dangerous.