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Sharkheads Shark Fest

The Marine Education Center welcomes back Summer Camps and Teacher Workshops in June 2021! All on-site activities will follow current USM health guidelines in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Registration begins April 28

June 21-25

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

June 28-July 2

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

Why watch shark week on TV when you can live it?

Spend a week learning all about one of the ocean’s apex predators. Shark Fest participants may encounter Atlantic sharpnose, bonnethead, blacktip, spinner, hammerhead and bull sharks. Board vessels to long line for sharks and participate in shark research with our USM scientists by catching, tagging and releasing sharks.

Registration Opens April 28

Camp Handbook Grades 6-8

Camp Handbook Grades 9-12

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6th - 12th — $595     |    June 21-25 and June 28- July 2

As a participant, you will:shark fest girl with shark

  • Interact with GCRL scientists
  • Capture, tag, and release sharks
  • Contribute to ongoing research
  • Cruise aboard a GCRL research vessel
  • Receive a SHARK FEST t-shirt
  • Learn about sharks, skates, and rays
Sharkheads Shark Fest sessions are held on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The fee is $595 per person. For more information, contact the Marine Education Center by email or call 228.818.8095. 

For more information, contact the Marine Education Center by email%20or call 228.818.8095.

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It’s a shark eat shark world out there. Come take a bite!

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