After School Marine Biologist

Serious Science -
No Homework!

Are You a Future Marine Biologist? Get a jump start at the Marine Education Center's new After School Marine Biologist program. Spend one afternoon a week immersed
in a learning environment with the scientists, researchers, and educators of GCRL's Marine Education Center. Sign up for
either Monday or Wednesday in
this once-a-week program. Note that start and end times are different for the three days.

Grades 4, 5, & 6, / 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Grades 7-8, / 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, / 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Grades 4, 5 & 6, / 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Bus pick-up at the school may be possible for schools with 6 or more students participating in the program.

Download or view the flyer

2016 Spring Semester Topics

February- Weather
March- Marine Debris
April- Invertebrates
May- Fisheries

This is NOT for couch potatoes. There will be hiking, kayaking, fishing, dissections, and chemistry. Children gain new skills and experiences that will last a lifetime. Once a week, participants embark on a field study excursion by hiking or boating or participate in a lab activity.


Tuition is $150 per month. Sign up for the fall semester — $375.

Tuition includes fees for boats, kayaks, bus transportation, program materials, field equipment, laboratory materials, and specimens. An afternoon snack is provided; after all, they are going to need some energy!

Online Registration - You may register using this convenient web-based system.

Have Questions?

Call a marine education specialist at 228.818.8890 or email us at