Marine Biology Camp Inc. is based in South Florida and is run through various cities and schools. The camp director, Gerard Loisel, has been teaching marine biology to students of all ages for the past 40 years. For the last 26 years, he's been teaching marine biology and oceanography at Nova Southeastern University where he was the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher of the Year for 2008-2009. Loisel was also the host of the PBS television series "Marine Aquarium World".
The camps run throughout the summer and during spring and winter breaks. Children attending the camp get to study a sea grass community, explore the intertidal zone, participate in a sea turtle nest relocation program (summer only), study dangerous marine animals, learn how to tag fish for scientific research, and much more. Field trips include visits to Bill Baggs State Park and the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key. Each camp session is 5 days long and is open to children 8 to 14 years old. The fees are set by each individual city or school and vary based on which city is hosting the camp. Online registration is available for the Miami Yacht Club location (next to Jungle Island). Below are the dates for upcoming camps along with the phone number or link required for registration :
June 13 - 17 Key Biscayne 305-365-8900
June 23 Islamorada 305-361-5301
June 27 - July 1 Miami Beach (Miami Yacht Club) www.mycyouthsailing.org
July 11 - 15 Key Biscayne 305-365-8900
July 18 - 22 Key Biscayne 305-365-8900
July 25 - 29 Miami Beach (Miami Yacht Club) www.mycyouthsailing.org
August 1 - 5 Key Biscayne 305-365-8900
August 8 - 12 Key Biscayne 305-365-8900
See Page 3 for information regarding our Marine Biology Camp in Hawaii.
For addition information please call 305-361-5301 or E-mail us at marinebiologycamp@hotmail
Gerard Loisel's Marine Biology Camp is now on Facebook
All Photos on Pages 1, 2, 3, and 4 were taken by Christina Loisel.
RANGER BILL SHOWS CAMPERS A LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE EGG