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6th-8th grade: Marine Science & Astronomy

Education Unlimited - 6th-8th grade: Marine Science & Astronomy

6th - 8th grade: Marine Science and Astronomy

Majors: Campers spend about two-thirds of their day in the “Major” class, allowing them to gain in-depth knowledge in their chosen scientific area - Marine Science and Astronomy.  

  • Astronomy:  Students will simulate the big bang theory, study the surface of the sun and measure its diameter, explore light diffraction, and build their own water rockets!
  • Marine Biology: Students will investigate animal adaptations in a creative creature project, dissect a shark, learn how temperature and salinity create ocean currents and create an “oil spill” to see how human actions impact the planet.  

Minors: In addition to the "Major" activities, students participate in “Minor” labs that allow them to gain a breadth of scientific knowledge by exploring different scientific disciplines.  These may include activities such as extracting the DNA of a strawberry or delving into forensic science with blood type analysis. 

Enrichment Activities in the afternoons and evenings give campers the opportunity for informal science learning, as well as leadership and problem-solving training through workshops, experiments, guest speakers, and recreational activities. Students will also attend a mid-program excursion to a local science venue.

Available Sessions of Marine Science and Astronomy for include: 

  • Stanford: Rising 6th and 8th graders (Day or overnight options)
  • UC Berkeley: Rising 6th - 8th graders (Day or overnight options)
  • UC San Diego: Rising 6th - 8th graders (Day or overnight camp only)
  • UCLA: Rising 5th - 8th graders (Day or overnight camp only)
Location Start Date End Date
Stanford University Sun, Jul 2, 17 Fri, Jul 7, 17
UC Berkeley Sun, Jul 9, 17 Fri, Jul 14, 17
UC San Diego Sun, Jul 16, 17 Fri, Jul 21, 17
UCLA Sun, Jul 23, 17 Fri, Jul 28, 17

Female students should also explore the following Astonomy and Marine Science sessions for girls: 

Location Start Date End Date
UC Berkeley Sun, Jun 25, 17 Fri, Jun 30, 17
Stanford University Sun, Jul 30, 17 Fri, Aug 4, 17
Caltech Mon, Aug 7, 17 Fri, Aug 11, 17
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mon, Jul 31, 17 Fri, Aug 4, 17

8th grade female students should also also explore the Neuroanatomy and Robotics in the following sessions: 

Location Start Date End Date
UC Berkeley Sun, Jun 25, 17 Fri, Jun 30, 17
Stanford University Sun, Jul 30, 17 Fri, Aug 4, 17

 


6th-8th grade: Marine Science & Astronomy - Staff Profiles

Staff are typically subject matter experts and experienced teachers. Staff assignments vary by program and all staff are held to the highest possible standards. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Macara Nicoll (Camp Director)

Macara Nicoll — Camp Director

Macara, an avid lover of acapella music and education, is thrilled to find herself for another summer with Education Unlimited. She, a UC Berkeley graduate and a CSU Sacramento graduate student, has an incredible passion for education and learning. Her work in graduate school will culminate in the awarding of her Masters in School Counseling,...


Education Unlimited - Paola Odriozola (Instructor)

Paola Odriozola — Instructor

Paola grew up in Mexico and moved to the Bay area for college. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Psychology in 2013, after which she worked as a research assistant in a neuroscience lab at...


We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.



Upcoming Sessions
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