Marine Science Academy

The 2020 season of Marine Science Academy is being postponed until further notice. Please check back at a later time for further updates.

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

Funded by the Loxahatchee Club Educational Foundation, MSA is open to high school students (grades 9-12) within Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Over the course of the 2019-2020 academic school year, students will participate in outings, trainings, workshops, and service opportunities. There is no fee associated with membership in MSA.

MSA activities will include:

  • Field Experiences (kayaking, snorkeling, using transects and quadrats to estimate percent cover)
  • Aquatic and marine species collection and observation
  • Citizen Science training (species counts, sky quality monitoring, in-water debris removal)
  • Topics in marine biology, coastal ecology, oceanography, and marine geology
  • Topics in ocean careers
  • Conservation projects
  • Volunteering with Loggerhead Marinelife Center (all members must volunteer at LMC a minimum of 40 hours during Fall 2019 – Summer 2020)

WHEN: Meetings will be held once a month during the school year beginning in October 2019 and ending in April 2020, with additional activities and field trips added as needed.                            

WHERE: Meetings will be held at Loggerhead Marinelife Center: 14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach, FL, 33408, with associated activities and field trips in and around the Jupiter area.

FEE: No fee. Application required for participation.      

For questions, or more information, please email reservations@marinelife.org