Marine Science Academy

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is continuing the “Marine Science Academy” (MSA) program that will introduce highly motivated high school students to diverse interdisciplinary topics in marine science and ocean conservation through monthly meet-ups at ecologically important areas in Palm Beach County.

MSA is open to high school students (grade 9 -12) within Palm Beach and Martin counties that have an interest in marine biology, environmental science, or research. Over the course of the 2021-2022 school year, students will participate in field outings, trainings, workshops, and service opportunities. There is no fee associated with membership in MSA.

MSA activities will include:

• Field experiences like kayaking and snorkeling

• Aquatic and marine species collection and observation

• Citizen Science training

• Topics in marine biology, coastal ecology, oceanography, and marine geology

• Topics in ocean careers

• Service projects

• Volunteer work with Loggerhead Marinelife Center
(all MSA members are required to volunteer at LMC a minimum of 40 hours during Fall 2021- Summer 2022)


WHEN: Meetings will be held once a month during the school year beginning October 2021 and ending in April 2022, with additional activities and field trips as needed

WHERE: Meetings will be held at Loggerhead Marinelife Center with associated field trips and activities being held in and around the Jupiter area: • Burt Reynolds Park • Coral Cove • Phil Foster Park • Loggerhead Park


To apply for membership, please fill out the MSA application form >>

Current resume and two short essay questions required!


For questions, or more information, please email Emily Griffith, STEM Education Coordinator, at