It’s a shark eat shark world out there. Come take a bite!
Why watch shark week on TV when you can live it?
Spend a week learning all about one of the ocean’s apex predators. Shark Fest participants may encounter Atlantic sharp nose, bonnethead, blacktip, spinner, hammerhead and bull sharks. Board vessels to long line for sharks and participate in shark research with our USM scientists by catching, tagging and releasing sharks.
As a participant, you will:
- Interact with GCRL scientists • Capture, tag, and release sharks
- Contribute to ongoing research
- Cruise aboard a GCRL research vessel
- Receive a SHARK FEST t-shirt • Learn about sharks, skates, and rays
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Shark Fest sessions are held on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Currently scheduled sessions are listed below. We can also create a special session for your group.
Grades 7-12 — $425
Gulf Park at Long Beach — NEW LOCATION
June 19-23 and 26-30
GCRL, Ocean Springs —
June 19-23 and 26-30 / July 10-14, 17-21 and 24-28
The fee is $425 per person. A $50 deposit is required with registration. For more information, contact the Marine Education Center by email or call 228.818.8833. University Faculty, Staff and Students Receive 20% Discount on Camp Tuition!
Shark Fest participants prepare to tag a recently caught shark.