Summer science program open to kids in third to eighth grade

Kids enter ing t hird through eighth grades are invited to learn about the surrounding marine environment at the 2022 University of Texas Marine Science Institute Summer Science Program to be held in Port Aransas.

Four one-week sessions are offered for kids in three age-divided categories: third and fourth, fifth and sixth and seventh and eighth grades.

The sessions are offered June 6 through 10, June 13 through 17, June 20 through 24 and June 27 through July 1.

The first and second weeks’ activities will be repeated the third and fourth weeks.

Weeks one and three are titled “Ocean Warriors,” and weeks two and four are called “Seas the Day.”

Students will register for the grade level they will attend in fall 2022.

The cost of each week’s program is $100. Sessions are from 8 a.m. to noon.

Each week has equal amounts of time spent in the field, in the lab and on the water.

A press release from UTMSI provided the following information about the programs:

“UT Summer Science is an exciting, inquiry-based learning experience for youth entering third through eighth grade.

“Throughout the week, participants will be immersed in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math engagements that take them outside of the classroom and into the field and laboratory.

“Each Summer Science session is co-facilitated by a scientist from the University of Texas Marine Science Institute and a program educator, and provides participants with the opportunity to gain new skills, make new friends, build a deeper appreciation for the natural environment and discover what it truly means to be a scientist.”

To register, go to https:// utmsi. utexas.edu/ visit/ summer-science/port-aransas texas. Click on “Registration Type.”

Participants will receive Summer Science T-shirts. They will need to bring their own snacks and water bottles each day.

A limited number of scholarships are available.

For more information, contact Adriana Reza, program coordinator, at adriana. reza@austin.utexas.edu

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