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Bayside Adventures Marine Camp

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Image by Hazel Wodehouse

Exploring Tiana's oceanside

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Bayside Adventures Marine Camp

tiana bayside adventures seining

Bayside Adventures Marine Camp

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Bayside Adventures Marine Camp

Seining in eelgrass at Tiana Bayside.
Image by Hazel Wodehouse

Seining in eelgrass at Tiana Bayside

Bayside Adventures Marine Camp (Tiana Bayside Facility)

2022 Program Information will be available soon!

We created a unique experience for your children known as Marine Art & Science Camp! Your child is in for a treat! Marine Educator, Hazel Wodehouse will be leading a hands-on marine science learning experience along with artist, Carolyn Munaco, who will be guiding campers to use their new observations to create inspired works of art.

Weekly activities may include seining for local fish and invertebrates, hiking through the salt marsh and ocean beaches, shell collection and species identification, science experiments, and various art forms, such as nature journaling, painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, and assemblage.

We have kept our size limit to just 9 students per camp to offer a very personalized and student focused experience and will spend most of our time outdoors to ensure the most responsible social distancing.

For more information, please contact Hazel Wodehouse

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Marine Science is a multidisciplinary field that encompases biology, chemistry, geology, and ecology. The Bayside Adventures Marine Camp allows students to explore these fields through team learning and individual observation. Through hands-on activities, students acquire the skills needed to study the marine environment. They 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 explore in detail all of the marine habitats that surround Tiana Bayside Facility and the unique species that inhabit each ecosystem. 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, and even optional dissections of local fish. Students also 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 come away with a deep appreciation for marine environment, as well as an understanding of how we can use our scientific knowledge to be better stewards of planet Earth.

With smaller class sizes, Tiana campers will have more individual attention from instructors, more hands on participation, and better communication between instructors & students and between peers. This allows flexibility to adjust activities to suit the unique dynamic and interests of the group!


Required Camp Forms

Parent Handbook and FAQ

*Shark Week at Tiana delivers activities, lessons, and projects that focus on one of the ocean’s most misunderstood predators. Students will learn about the anatomy and biology of sharks, their importance as top predators in the ocean food web, threats they face in the environment, and how we can help keep them around for future generations to marvel at. Students ages 9 and older will also get the chance to participate in a shark dissection.


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

Last updated January 19, 2022