Acadia Institute of Oceanography marine science camp
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Intermediate Program Schedule

Sunday
Sunrise: 5:05 AM
Sunset: 8:13 PM
Low Tide: 1:21 PM
High Tide: 7:20 AM
Morning Activities:

Students arrive after 12 noon.

Afternoon Activities:

Collect water for tanks

4:00 PM Group Dynamics

Evening Activities:

Orientation, Fire Drills, Dorm Meetings

Monday
Sunrise: 5:05 AM
Sunset: 8:13 PM
Low Tide: 2:20 PM
High Tide: 8:21 AM
Morning Activities:

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

Seal Harbor Beach and Lunch

Afternoon Activities:

What to Collect and Collect for Tanks

Cadillac Summit

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45 Seminar: "Biodiversity"

7-8:  Recreation

8-9:  Evening lecture: Introduction to Oceanography

Tuesday
Sunrise: 5:06 AM
Sunset: 8:12 PM
Low Tide: 3:19 PM
High Tide: 9:21 AM
Morning Activities:

Geology Field Trip

Afternoon Activities:

Hike Beech Mt.

Evening Activities:

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

Evening Recreation

Evening Lecture: Geology of MDI

Wednesday
Sunrise: 5:07 AM
Sunset: 8:10 PM
Low Tide: 4:17 PM
High Tide: 10:18 AM
Morning Activities:

Beach Profile

Afternoon Activities:

Somes Sound preparation talk

Ice Cream stop

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: The Amazing World of Lobsters

7-9 PM:  Nightwalk

Thursday
Sunrise: 5:08 AM
Sunset: 8:10 PM
Low Tide: 5:13 PM
High Tide: 11:27 AM
Morning Activities:

Somes Sound Survey boat trip

 

Afternoon Activities:

Algae identification and hike Lower Hadlock pond

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: Offshore Petroleum Development: The Process, The Problems and The Potential Long Term Consequences

7-9 PM:  Tidepool Ecology

Friday
Sunrise: 5:09 AM
Sunset: 8:10 PM
Low Tide: 5:56 AM and 6:09 PM
High Tide: 12:07 PM
Morning Activities:

Bog and Saltmarsh comparison

Afternoon Activities:

Snorkel prep or swim at Echo Lake

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: Red Tide

Fourth of July FIREWORKS in Bar Harbor

Saturday
Sunrise: 5:10 AM
Sunset: 8:08 PM
Low Tide: 6:49 AM
High Tide: 1:00 PM
Morning Activities:

Clean up AIO

Tank maintenance

Afternoon Activities:

Bar Harbor/Laundry

Evening Activities:

Return work to students

Introduction to student projects

Movie

Sunday
Sunrise: 5:11 AM
Sunset: 8:07 PM
Low Tide: 7:41 AM
High Tide: 1:53 PM
Morning Activities:

Morning Labs/Church

Afternoon Activities:

Whale Watch Trip

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: Manatees

7-8 PM:  Recreation

8-9 PM:  Lecture on Whales

 

Monday
Sunrise: 5:12 AM
Sunset: 8:06 PM
Low Tide: 8:33 AM
High Tide: 2:47 PM
Morning Activities:

Fishing trip and Isleford for lunch

Afternoon Activities:

Lecture: "Navigation"

Ice Cream and Hike at Beech Mountain

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: Cellular Communication of Fish

7-8 PM:  Recreation

8-9 PM:  Lecture: Ocean Evolution

Tuesday
Sunrise: 5:14 AM
Sunset: 8:05 PM
Low Tide: 9:26 AM
High Tide: 3:41 PM
Morning Activities:

Tidepool Transect

Afternoon Activities:

Bird's Acre Rehab Center

Evening Activities:

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

After Dinner: Student Presentations

Wednesday
Sunrise: 5:15 AM
Sunset: 8:03 PM
Low Tide: 10:21 AM
High Tide: 4:37 PM
Morning Activities:

Hike Beehive or swim at Sand Beach

Afternoon Activities:

Crab Survey

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: The "Glamorous" Life of a Marine Biologist Observer

7-8 PM:  Recreation

8-9 PM: Sea Turtles

Thursday
Sunrise: 5:16 AM
Sunset: 8:02 PM
Low Tide: 11:17 AM
High Tide: 5:34 PM
Morning Activities:

Navigation and trip to Echo Lake

Afternoon Activities:

Echo Lake, Navigation and take down tanks

Evening Activities:

5:15-5:45PM Seminar: The Mysterious World of Mangroves

Movie Night!

Friday
Sunrise: 5:17 AM
Sunset: 8:01 PM
Low Tide: 12:15 PM
High Tide: 6:08 AM
Morning Activities:

Clean up and pack

Afternoon Activities:

Hikes/Beach/Bar Harbor

Evening Activities:

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