Resource: Acadia Institute of Oceanography (Seal Harbor, ME)
Website: Acadia Institute of Oceanography (Seal Harbor, ME)
Description: The edge of the sea is our classroom. While one group of students finishes a transect of the beach, another group collects specimens for the cold water tanks in our wet lab. Other students focus their binoculars on offshore seabirds and cetaceans. Each evening, our staff or visiting speakers present special lectures that provide background information, and mini-seminars are offered before dinner. There are also optional morning laboratory activities. And all students design and maintain a saltwater aquarium.

Comments: Contributed by: DITD Team Member on 3/4/2005
The Acadia Institute is a summer program in Marine Studies for students age 12-18. "Since 1975, AIO has introduced young people to the world of marine science through a unique curriculum that combines the basic elements of biological, physical and chemical oceanography with field, classroom, offshore, and laboratory work. " This would be a great summer opportunity for Young Scholars who share an interest in these subjects.

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