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Summer camps at Feiro, pool set
Youth ages 5-15 have a variety of opportunities to explore the ocean this summer, starting June 23. Staff from Feiro Marine Life Center, in concert with staff from NOAA’s Olympic Coast Marine Sanctuary, facilitates six weeks of day camp sessions for budding marine scientists.
Activities for Junior Oceanographer camp (ages 5-12) include such things as exploring the unique adaptations of tide pool animals, peering into the world of plankton as the microscopic foundation of the ocean food web and connecting art and science through gyotaku-inspired fish printing.
Underwater Robotics camp (ages 12-15) focuses on integrating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills by building unmanned submersibles that will be used to complete scientific and survey “missions” at the William Shore Memorial Pool or in the Port Angeles Harbor.
Registration for camp can be done by mail or in person. Prices vary and scholarships are available. Registration forms are downloadable at: http://feiromarinelifecenter.org/education/program-6 or call 417-6254.
Feiro Marine Life Center also offers drop-in opportunities for youth and families wanting to explore its underwater environments up close through expanded summer seasonal hours. Dozens of species of marine invertebrates and fish are on display in sea water-fed exhibits.
The center is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; admission is $4 for adults and $2 for youth ages 3-17. Ages 2 and under are free.