The University of Southern Mississippi's Scott Aquarium has opened
additional classes to meet the demand for Project Marine Discovery
Sea Camp here.
have openings in most age groups for the remaining weeks of Sea
Camp," said Dr. Susan Ross, coordinator of educational programs
at the aquarium.
5-16 will be helping the aquarium celebrate a 20th birthday with
"Birthday Blast 2004," this summer's edition of the popular
marine science day camp. The weeklong sessions will include new
activities to complement field trips, computer labs and art.
Ross said participants
will close their week each Friday with a "Birthday Blast"
carnival. "We will have birthday cake, games, a space walk,
a dunking booth, face painting and other activities."
five-day sessions are offered the weeks of June 21, June 28, July
12 and July 26. Sessions for 5-year-old campers run from 8 a.m.
- 11 a.m. Hours for all other ages are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Costs per
week are age 5, $70; ages 6-7, $120; ages 8-14, $135; and ages 15-16,
The camp focuses
on campers having fun while learning about oceans and Mississippi's
marine plants, animals and their processes. Sea campers come from
throughout Mississippi and the nation. For information call (228)
374-5550 of visit www.usm.edu/aquarium/pmdsecmp.htm.
is part of the university's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean
Springs, a unit of the Southern Miss College of Science and Technology.