JMB Summer Camp: Week 5

An Adventure-Filled Week for the JMB Campers at LMC Summer Camp

Hello camp families! As we wave goodbye to Ocean Adventures week, we are so happy to report that hosting your children and helping them learn was an absolute pleasure for all of us at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. This week was all about exploring the real florida by taking a deep look at our rich coastal ecosystems and learning about all the marine animals that share our home with us. The campers had the opportunity to adventure through local parks around our Juno Beach campus, head over to the beach for some fun filled data collection, and learn how to become safe anglers on the Juno Beach Pier. Your junior marine biologists were excited to leap into learning how to responsibly enjoy the outdoors through field trips, classroom seminars, and hands-on activities that let them explore the natural beauty around them.

With Loggerhead’s campus situated right next to the beach, your campers made almost daily trips down to the shoreline to learn about the wealth of biodiversity that exists all around them. Juno Beach, which is one of the most active sea turtle nesting sites in the world, is the perfect natural laboratory for new scientists to experience. Here, the campers splashed around the waves as they got to learn, and saw that the world of science isn’t locked inside a cold room somewhere, but it exists everywhere. They led and partook in extensive beach clean ups, as well as collecting seaweed and shell samples to study in our junior research lab. They were able to see right in front of them the effect of human created waste, and the importance of taking a stand to remove it, all while having a fun time in the sand and sea.

Your campers also eagerly attended several scientific seminars that gave them some necessary background on what they were dealing with when they went out. They gathered up the tools they needed to fully understand and positively experience the natural world once they stepped out into it.

Outside of our campus, the campers also took a field trip down to Blowing Rocks Preserve, a nature conservancy in Jupiter, where they went snorkeling and kayaking through the water. They saw nature living along the trails, as well as in the water, and got the opportunity to learn about a diverse natural wildlife and how they’ve adapted.

To channel their imaginations, the campers also made creative art pieces that reflected everything they learned, including a hand-made book that chronicled all their great adventures from this week.

We are so glad and grateful that you trusted LMC to give your children a wonderful week of fun and learning. Our team welcomes you to join again next year to continue their blooming passion for the ocean, marine life, and science!

As we wave a big goodbye to this week, we want to thank every single one of our amazing Junior Scientists for diving straight into the rich ecosystems we have here in Florida! During our Sea Turtle Adventures Week, your children came through to have fun with new friends and explore their academic and scientific passion.

We are so glad and grateful that you trusted LMC to let your children. Our team welcomes you to join again next year to continue their blooming passion for the ocean, marine life, and science!

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Education. LMC’s Education programs aim to empower and inspire individuals to engage in the conservation of the world’s ocean by providing STEM-based knowledge and resources to take responsible action. For in-field, in-classroom, and virtual education experiences, please email Guest Services at reservations@marinelife.org.

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One World. At Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) we strive to be industry leaders in sea turtle and ocean conservation. Our work is focused on four core pillars, each focused on demonstrating measurable impact. Our team researches and rehabilitates sea turtles because sea turtles tell us the health of the ocean, which tells us the health of our planet. These critical indicator species serve as our global ambassadors for ocean conservation. In this blog, we invite you to dive into the depths of ocean conservation and explore our research efforts. Our educator biologists aim to empower and inspire individuals to engage in the conservation of the world’s oceans and ecosystems by providing STEM-based knowledge and resources to take responsible action. Donate to propel our mission and help save sea turtles.

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