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4-H Marine Science Camp

July 24, 2023

9:00 AM- 12:00 PM


Open to current 4-Hers and the general public. This fun 4-H camp will teach youth ages 8-10 (must be 8 as of September 1, 2022) about our marine ecosystem.

This three-day camp offers students the opportunity to learn about marine science and conservation through hands on learning activities out in nature. Participants will visit estuarine and coastal habitats to learn about these ecosystems and the plant and animal life living in them. Students will learn how to use scientific equipment such as microscopes, refractometers, and seine nets to study the plankton that makes up base of the food web, understand the mixing of salt and fresh water in estuaries, and identify juvenile fish. Most importantly, students will examine the natural world though a conservation lens and discuss ways that we can conserve and protect out natural resources and local ecosystems.

Each day of camp we will be meeting at a different location. Parent/guardians are responsible for transportation. Drop off/pick up will be from the locations listed below.

Monday, July 24th: 9am-12pm (Spruce Creek Park: 6250 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange)

Tuesday, July 25th: 9am-12pm (Marine Science Center, Ponce Inlet)

Wednesday, July 26th: 9am-12pm (Marine Discovery Center, New Smyrna Beach)

Youth not currently enrolled in 4-H will be emailed instructions on registering as a 4-H member.

Camp Cost: (Cost includes educational program, entrance to Marine Science Center, and 3-hour boat tour from Marine Discovery Center).
$50 Deposit
$20 state 4-H membership fee paid through 4-H Online
$75 remaining balance due by July 3

Questions please call 386-822-5778 or email

An Equal Opportunity Institution.
Participation shall not be denied on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or political beliefs. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 296.26, F.S. persons needing accommodations or an interpreter to participate in the proceeding should notify University of Florida/IFAS Volusia County no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting at (386) 822-5778.


UF IFAS Volusia County
(386) 822-5778


Spruce Creek Park, 6250 S Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, FL, USA

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