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TIDE Description and Curriculum

While TIDE campers will work hard and learn a lot, students will also have lots of fun during this two-week residential camp! In addition to scientific, academic activities, we have picnics, movies, quiz night, beach visits and a volleyball competition.


Students selected for the TIDE Program will come to the University of Delaware for two weeks.

Attendees will gain exposure to two of the UD campuses, spending one week in Newark and one in Lewes. They will stay on campus and interact with program faculty and staff in traditional classroom settings, in modern laboratory facilities, in the residence halls and on the beach.

The TIDE Program is an academic learning experience and participants are expected to participate fully in classroom experience and perform the work required outside the class, too. Students will have the opportunity to visit the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment research vessels and laboratories, collect samples in the Delaware Bay, design and run experiments, and present projects.


 Our team of qualified instructors will expose TIDE participants to the following topics:

- The Oceans

- General Circulation

- Salty Sea

- Tides and Waves

- Sea Breeze

- The Beach

- The Bay

- Climate and Climate Change

- Wind Power

- Alternate Energy

- Land-Use and Change

- Marine Animals

- Estuaries

- Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

We will visit the C-SHEL lab, and have a chance to control underwater autonomous vehicles (AUVs). We will explore data visualization, look at the impact of rain on waves in the Air-Sea Interaction Lab, and investigate the plants and animals that we collect from the Delaware Bay.


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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