Acadia Institute of Oceanography marine science camp
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Advanced Program Schedule

Sunday
Sunrise: 4:54 AM
Sunset: 8:20 PM
Low Tide: 3:29 PM
High Tide: 9:31 AM and 9:42 PM
Morning Activities:

Students arrive starting at 12 noon.

Afternoon Activities:

4:00 PM Group Dynamics

Evening Activities:

Introductions, Orientation, Fire Drills, Dorm Meetings

Monday
Sunrise: 4:54 AM
Sunset: 8:20 PM
Low Tide: 4:18 PM
High Tide: 10:21 AM and 10:28 PM
Morning Activities:

Tank Talk: "Characteristics of Phyla" and Tank Set-Up

Hike South Bubble/Cadillac Mtn Tour

Afternoon Activities:

What to Collect and Collect for Tanks

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar:  Writing a Superior Scientific Paper

7-8 PM:  Collecting at Beach

8-9 PM: Introduction to Oceanography

Tuesday
Sunrise: 4:55 AM
Sunset: 8:20 PM
Low Tide: 5:03 AM
High Tide: 11:07 AM and 11:11 PM
Morning Activities:

Geology Field Trip

Afternoon Activities:

Meet with a Jackson Lab staff member to discuss internships

Algae ID and Hike

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: Attack of the The Spiny Water Fleet

7-8 PM: Recreation

8-9 PM: Lecture: "Geology of MDI"

Wednesday
Sunrise: 4:56 AM
Sunset: 8:19 PM
Low Tide: 5:44 AM
High Tide: 11:49 AM
Morning Activities:

Tour of Mt. Desert Island Biological Lab

 

Afternoon Activities:

Prep for Somes Sound Water Testing Survey

Seal Harbor Beach swimming

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: Thar She Blows:  History and Uniqueness of Sperm whales and the Whaling Industry

7-9 PM:  Nightwalk

Thursday
Sunrise: 4:56 AM
Sunset: 8:19 PM
Low Tide: 6:19 AM and 6:24 PM
High Tide: 12:28 PM
Morning Activities:

Somes Sound Survey

Afternoon Activities:

Ice Cream and Hike

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: "Ocean Currents"

After Dinner: Night Swim or Snorkel

Friday
Sunrise: 4:57 AM
Sunset: 8:19 PM
Low Tide: 6:57 AM and 7:02 PM
High Tide: 1:06 PM
Morning Activities:

Echinoderm Development lab

Afternoon Activities:

Snorkel Prep and Echo Lake swimming

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: Welcome to the Amazing World of Mangroves

7-8 PM:  Informational meeting on Florida Career Seminar and Belize Tropical Program

8-9 PM:  DNA

Saturday
Sunrise: 4:58 AM
Sunset: 8:18 PM
Low Tide: 7:34 AM and 7:41 PM
High Tide: 1:43 PM
Morning Activities:

Clean up AIO

Afternoon Activities:

Bar Harbor/Laundry

Evening Activities:

7-8 PM:  Return students work

8-10 PM:  Movie night

Sunday
Sunrise: 4:59 AM
Sunset: 8:18 PM
Low Tide: 8:10 AM and 8:20 PM
High Tide: 2:20 PM
Morning Activities:

Scientific Illustration with visiting artist David Wheeler

Saltwater Tank Maintenance

Afternoon Activities:

Whale Watch Trip

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: A Seal's Life

7-8 PM:  Recreation

8-9 PM: Climate Change

Monday
Sunrise: 4:59 AM
Sunset: 8:17 PM
Low Tide: 8:47 AM and 9:00 PM
High Tide: 2:57 PM
Morning Activities:

Fishing and lunch stop at Isleford

Afternoon Activities:

Shark Dissection

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: Manatees:  Biology and Conservation

7-9 PM:  Hike Lower Hadlock Pond

Tuesday
Sunrise: 5:00 AM
Sunset: 8:16 PM
Low Tide: 9:24 AM and 9:43 PM
High Tide: 3:36 PM
Morning Activities:

Tidal Transect with profile

Afternoon Activities:

Hike Bee Hive or swim at Sand Beach

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: Bioluminescence: Selecting the College, Financial Assistance, internships and other opportunities

7-8 PM:  Recreation

8-9 PM: Whale History from visiting speaker

 

Wednesday
Sunrise: 5:01 AM
Sunset: 8:16 PM
Low Tide: 10:03 AM
High Tide: 4:17 PM
Morning Activities:

Cell Membranes

Shark Dissection

Afternoon Activities:

Beach Profile and Sediment Sorting

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: "The Diving Reflex"

7-8 PM:  Recreation

8-9 PM:  Sea Turtles

Thursday
Sunrise: 5:02 AM
Sunset: 8:15 PM
Low Tide: 10:46 AM
High Tide: 5:01 PM
Afternoon Activities:

College tours continued and take down saltwater tanks

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar:  Conch:  Life cycel and Projects in Conservation

MOVIE NIGHT

Friday
Sunrise: 5:03 AM
Sunset: 8:14 PM
Low Tide: 11:43 AM
High Tide: 5:24 AM and 5:50 PM
Morning Activities:

Clean up and Pack

Students begin to depart

Afternoon Activities:

Hikes/Beach/Bar Harbor

Evening Activities:

5:30-7:00PM: Family Cook-Out and Departure