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Shark Camp Itinerary

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Shark Camp is a two-day camp developed for middle school and high school students. However, it is also available to other organized groups, such as scout troops, community colleges, environmental clubs, youth organizations, and adult organizations. The content is tailored to the specific audience.

Ages 12 and up

Group size: 15 to 100

  • Camp fee: Prices start at $65 per day, per participant. Contact us at 228.818.8095 to customize your coastal science camp.
  • There is a vessel fee of $800-$4000 for the group, depending on group size and vessel.  For information on costs, contact Megan McKenzie at
  • Group deposit of $200 required.
    Half of trip fees (50%) are of due 30 days prior to arrival.

Onshore at GCRL

  • Introduction slide show What is a cartilaginous fish?
    • Difference between Teleost vs. Chondrichthyes
    • Sharks, skates, rays, and chimeras
    • Largest vs. smallest sharks
    • Difference between fresh and salt water elasmobranches
    • Types of reproduction adaptations
  • Shark Dissection
    • External and internal anatomy
    • Review of 6/7 senses
    • Review of other body systems (circulatory, excretory, etc.)
  • Senses Game
  • Pre- and Post-Test

Boat Trip to Horn Island Area

Excursion to the Horn Island area are aboard GCRL's R/V Hermes and R/V Jim Franks.

  • Hand-line for sharks.
  • Fish for sharks with rod and reel.
  • Catch, identify, collect data, tag, and release marine specimens.

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Marine Education Center
101 Sweet Bay Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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