After School Marine Biologist

Serious Science - No Homework!

Joe Griffitt and Lynday Carrigee.

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, Tuesday, or Wednesday in this once-a-week program. Note that start and end times are different for the three days.

Download or view the flyer: Monday or Wednesday session    Tuesday session

After School Marine Biologist offers an expansive range of marine biology and coastal science topics.

  • Fish Biology and Behavior
  • Shark Biology and Whale Sharks
  • Alligators, Snakes, Turtles and Frogs
  • Coastal Birds
  • Cephalopods
  • Marine Aquaculture
  • Dichotomous Key Identification
  • Fishing & Fly Fishing
  • Invasive Species
  • Water Pollution
  • Water Quality
  • Climate Change
  • Intertidal Zone and Tide Zone Habitats
  • Whales and Dolphins
  • Marine Engineering and Underwater Robotics
  • Coastal Ecology
  • Field Biology
  • Watercraft Safety

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 three months for only $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