Photo by Dr. Franklin Newton
High school students interested in both science and the ocean can gain hands-on field experience at the University of Delaware’s 2012 TIDE Camp. The two-week residential program gives high school students exposure to the scientific processes at work in the Delaware Bay. Applications are available now and due Monday, March 12, 2012. This year’s camp will take place July 22 - August 3, 2012.
TIDE, which stands for Taking Interest in Delaware’s Estuary, lets students take part in classroom instruction, discussions, and lectures, as well as field excursions, research lab visits, and a tour of the University’s research ship. Campers also have opportunities to interact with faculty and design and complete experiments.
Hosted by the University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and supported by the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, TIDE covers a variety of topics including sea breezes, tides, habitat loss, saltwater marsh filtration, sediment transport, climate change, and alternative energy. Information about UD program offerings also will be included.
Students spend one week at UD’s Newark campus and one week at its Hugh R. Sharp campus, located at the mouth of the Delaware Bay in Lewes. While campers are expected to work hard, they are given opportunities for fun with recreational activities such as a volleyball, bowling, movies, and more.
Applications, which include completing a form available on the program’s web site, involve submission of a grade transcript and a letter of recommendation (preferably from a science or math teacher). Any high schooler with solid math and science skills and an interest in the marine environment may apply. Tuition is $1,750 and covers room, board, lab and class materials, field excursions, and scheduled out-of-class activities.
For more details about the camp, including application information, visit www.ceoe.udel.edu/tide or contact:
Dr. Franklin A. Newton
Assistant Dean for Student Services
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
111 Robinson Hall
Newark, DE 19716