MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Marine and Environmental Systems (DMES) offers a five day-long summer camp, from July 13
to 17, to explore the Indian River Lagoon and Brevard County’s coastal ocean and creeks. High school and middle school students are eligible to
Campers will engage in hands-on activities that will include the examination of beach processes and consequences of nourishment, a boat tour of the Indian
River Lagoon ecosystem, water quality testing and determination of nutrient concentrations in coastal waters, sampling and identification of estuarine and
marine plankton, and seining seagrass beds to examine their role as important habitats for a variety of fish and invertebrates.
Registration must be submitted by July 26. The registration fee for day campers is $325, which includes lunch, transportation to and from activities,
snacks and all necessary equipment. For overnight campers, the fee is $575, which includes all of the above plus lodging in university housing, supervision
after camp hours, all meals and extracurricular activities. Day campers will meet every day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and overnight campers can arrive as
early as Sunday, July 12, at 4 p.m. and leave as late as Saturday, July 18, at noon.
Registration forms and waivers can be found at http://coe.fit.edu/dmes/summercamp. Mail the completed registration form and payment to Florida Institute of
Technology, DMES, Marine and Environmental Science Summer Camp 2009, Link Building/Room 110, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, Fla. 32901. For more
information, call (321) 674-8096 or e-mail email@example.com.