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Bayside Adventures Marine Camp

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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)

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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.

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Marine Science is a multidisciplinary field that encompasses 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!

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Tiana Bayside Adventures

  • July 11 - July 15 Grades 3-5 - SOLD OUT
  • August 8 - August 12 Grades 6-8 - 2 SPOTS LEFT!

$500.00

Tiana Bayside Facility offers a unique setting for youth education and summer recreation. From our facility on Dune Rd. in Hampton Bays, students can explore the diversity of marine habitats that make Long Island such a special place to live and visit. Sheltered from the ocean by the dunes, the calm waters of Tiana Bay harbor salt marshes, seagrass meadows, and mud flats. A short walk across the protective barrier island, and you arrive at the mighty Atlantic Ocean. This unique position surrounds our students in the biology and ecological importance of these marine ecosystems and the species that inhabit them. All of our summer programs are led by experienced CCE Marine Educators, skilled in fostering positive relationships between children of all walks of life. Students who attend our programs forge a life-long relationship with maritime culture and come away deeply inspired by the natural world.

Bayside Adventures is a 5-day, science intensive session, that will immerse students in the multidisciplinary field of Marine Science. Students will learn how to formulate and test scientific questions, perform experiments, measure environmental parameters such as temperature and salinity, and record their data, just like a scientist. Activities include seining for local fish and invertebrates, hiking through the salt marsh, bird watching, shell collection and species identification, viewing specimens under microscopes, and even optional dissections of local fish and a shark. Each student will set up and care for their own individual fish tank to house their week’s collection.

Included in the cost of the program, Bayside Adventurers will receive a kit of scientific supplies. After learning to use these tools during the program, they will be ready to venture out on their own making discoveries and following their curiosities about the scientific world around them.

Students will 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 as well as an understanding of how we can use our scientific knowledge to be better stewards of planet Earth.

All of our group programs at Tiana are limited to just 9 students (why we are classified as a program, not a camp), enabling us to practice COVID-19 safety procedures if needed as well as deliver more individualized instruction, hands-on participation, and better communication between instructors & students and between peers.

More information and register here!

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Marine Art + Science Program

  • July 25 - July 29 9-12 years old - SOLD OUT
  • August 15 - August 19 6-8 years old - SOLD OUT

$500.00

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. 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 to collect and identify wildlife, and record their findings. As young naturalists, 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 biodiversity 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, 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.

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.

More information and register here!

Contact

Hazel E. Wodehouse
South Fork Marine Educator/LISRP Volunteer Coordinator
hew57@cornell.edu

Last updated May 4, 2022