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Marine Art and Science Camp (Ages 9-12)


Marine Art and Science Camp (Ages 9-12 • Hampton Bays)

  • Monday, August 16, 2021, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, August 20, 2021, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM


*This is a 5-day camp session from 8/16//2021 - 8/20/2021

Art and Science have more in common than you might think. Both require careful observation and a keen awareness of the world. The benefits of merging art and science are proving successful, as more schools adopt STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) programs.

This 5-day art and science session will foster personal creative expression, while immersing students in the multidisciplinary field of Marine Science. All of our group programs at Tiana are limited to just 9 students, enabling us to practice COVID-19 safety procedures as well as deliver more individualized instruction, hands-on participation, and better communication between instructors & students and between peers.

Through hands-on activities and observations students will acquire the skills needed to study the marine environment from both a scientific and an artistic point of view. Students will learn how to formulate scientific questions, safely collect and care for live animals, measure parameters such as temperature and water quality, and use microscopes to view things up close and personal. Using these skills, students will explore in detail all of the marine habitats that surround Tiana Bayside Facility and the unique species that inhabit each ecosystem.

Students will use their observations and inspiration from exploring Tiana’s rich ecosystem to create works of art that are personal and spark a sense of pride.

Activities include seining for local fish and invertebrates, hiking through the salt marsh, bird watching on the Atlantic Ocean beach, shell collection and species identification, even optional dissections of local fish, journaling, painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, and assemblage. Students will also become environmental stewards as they participate in CCE’s major restoration initiatives, including oyster aquaculture, marsh grass and eelgrass planting, and horseshoe crab and seahorse population monitoring. By the end of the week students will come away with a deep appreciation for the marine environment and the artistic inspiration it brings, as well as an understanding of how we can use our scientific and artistic knowledge to be better stewards of planet Earth. 



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Hazel E. Wodehouse
South Fork Marine Educator/LISRP Volunteer Coordinator


Tiana Bayside Facility
89 Dune Road
Hampton Bays, New York 11946

Last updated April 9, 2021