The University of Southern Mississippi's Scott Aquarium will host
two free residential camps here this summer for students from selected
schools. The camps are for eighth-grade students who are scheduled
to enter ninth grade at GEAR UP Mississippi schools in the fall.
More than 50 school districts in Mississippi are designated as GEAR
UP schools. The program provides a variety of services to promote
students' preparation for college and is funded primarily by the
U.S. Department of Education through a collaboration of Mississippi
institutions, agencies and organizations. Camp activities and field
trips are designed to spark students' interest in marine science
careers and to acquaint them with college scholarship opportunities
and application processes. The camps are June 6-12 for females and
June 27-July 3 for males. Lodging, food, field trips and other camp
expenses are provided. Travel from home to camp and back will be
the responsibility of the participants or their schools. For more
information, contact Chris Snyder at (228) 374-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Aquarium is part of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, a
unit of the Southern Miss College of Science and Technology.