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ArtSea Program at Tiana Bayside

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ArtSea Program at Tiana Bayside

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ArtSea Program at Tiana Bayside

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ArtSea Program at Tiana Bayside

ArtSea Camp (Tiana Bayside Facility)


Camp registration is scheduled to launch on February 12th!

Get a head-start and create an account in our new registration system NOW before registration launches! 

Please visit our dedicated East End Education site for more information HERE.


July 8-12 (6-8yr) & August 26-30 (9-13yr)

Art and science both require careful and keen observational skills. The marine habitats surrounding Tiana Bayside Facility are full of visual, tactile, and scientific wonder and CCE’s ArtSea Programs at Tiana offer an experience like no other. These week-long sessions foster personal creative expression, while immersing students in the marine environment. Led by local artist, Carolyn Munaco, students learn the techniques of painting, drawing, sculpture, and collage using the creatures and seascapes around them as inspiration. A typical day at ArtSea includes one or more art projects, accompanied by hands-on science lessons created by CCE educators, with daily outdoor habitat exploration and touch-tank time. Students collect found objects and natural specimens, observe wild animals in nature, study the patterns in plant life and insects, and create works of art that are personal and spark a sense of pride. ArtSea offers something for everyone.
Carolyn Munaco cjm427@cornell.edu

Marine Art + Science Camp

July 29- August 9 (9-13yr)

From macroalgae to marine mammals-2 weeks of immersive learning

Join us for an incredible adventure at the Marine Art + Science Camp! This two-week camp is designed to provide an immersive learning experience like no other for kids who have a passion for marine science. Located at the Tiana Bayside Facility, our camp offers the perfect setting to explore the wonders of the bay and ocean. Campers will gain a deep understanding of marine science and develop their artistic skills during this 2-week camp experience.

From microscopic plankton to the behavior of marine mammals, our campers will have the opportunity to take a deep dive into various marine topics. Through hands-on activities, beach adventures and engaging projects, they will learn about marine ecosystems, conservation, and the importance of protecting our oceans. At the Marine Art + Science Camp, creativity is encouraged! Campers will have the chance to express their newfound knowledge through art projects inspired by the marine world. Whether it's through drawing, painting, or sculpting, our campers will unleash their artistic talents. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to dive deep into the world of marine science and art. Join us at the Marine Science and Art Camp and embark on an unforgettable journey!
Kim Manzo kp92@cornell.edu or Carolyn Munaco cjm427@cornell.edu

Seahorse Art & Science Program

July 15-19 (9-13yr)

In this specialty program, students will become immersed in the world of seahorses! Each day we will focus on different aspects of the biology, ecology and behavior of seahorses. The highlights of this program will include daily seining to contribute scientific data to CCE's Seahorse Conservation Initiative, by capturing, photographing, measuring and using other scientific equipment to monitor the population seahorses in the eelgrass meadow. Students will also get the unique opportunity to snorkel over the eelgrass meadows, discovering many of the elusive species that shelter there. On Friday, the day will take place at the Old Ponquogue Bridge site, just down the road from Tiana. Parents must transport their children to and from this site and are welcome to stay and enjoy the fun! Detailed information will be provided.

When not in the water, students will set up fish tanks and conduct experiments, help our local seahorse populations through stewardship activities including eelgrass restoration and coastal clean ups, and have the opportunity to work on a seahorse inspired art project everyday with the guidance of local artist Carolyn Munaco.

All participants must be able to swim, be comfortable wading in the water up to waist height, and be physically able to participate in seining to attend.
Kim Manzo kp92@cornell.edu

Our Tiana summer programs are made possible in part by Back to the Bays, an initiative of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program. 



Carolyn Munaco
Marine Program Education and Outreach Assistant

Last updated February 7, 2024