Marine Science Summer Programs

DEI Summer Programs

Marine Science Summer Camps

Your child will always remember their summer camp experience at DEI, exploring the natural environment of Great Wass Island, collecting specimens from our tide pools, and learning how to care for the marine environment.  Each day brings an opportunity to discover something new at the rocky shore.

2024 Summer Camp Sessions – 

Campers will work on a research project, practice the steps of the scientific method, and learn to apply new science skills.

Campers going into Grade 3-Grade 6
Tuesday, July 16 to Wednesday July 17, 9 am-1:30 pm

Campers going into Kindergarten-Grade 2
Tuesday, July 23 to Wednesday July 24, 9 am-1:30 pm

Campers going into Grade 7-Grade 12*
Tuesday, July 30 to Thursday August 1, 9 am-3 pm

Camp is rain or shine. Please provide a bag lunch; DEI will provide snacks. Camp costs for 2024 have been waived due to a financial award from Maine Department of Education and additional financial support from Downeast Institute.

“American Rescue Plan Act GEER, Reverted EANS Funding received from the USDOE support the implementation of this project. The project has an award totaling $6.6 million dollars of which 100% is federally funded and directly attributed to project implementation. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by the USDOE or the U.S. Government.”

For more information, please contact Colleen Haskell by email (chaskell@downeastinstitute.org) or phone (207-259-5091).

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Family and Friends at DEI

Bring your family and some friends for a tour, the touch tank, or rocky shore time. All sessions are free. (An inside activity will replace the shore trip during inclement weather).  Limit of 10 people per session.

Suitable clothing is a must – sturdy “old” shoes or sneakers or calf-length boots, “play” clothes, a sun hat, and sunscreen.   You may bring a snack to eat  if you wish at an outside area on site.

Dates and available times:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

 Mornings –  9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

 Afternoons – 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Call 207-259-5091 or email chaskell@downeastinstitute.org to schedule

Middle/High School Days at DEI

Bring classmates or friends for outside rocky shore activities.  Learn about the natural habitat where you live and have fun while you learn. Inside lab activities will replace outside activities if the weather doesn’t cooperate. All sessions are free.  Sign up for as many as you wish. Limit of 16 per session (Grade 6 – Grade 12)

Suitable clothing is a must -“old” shoes or sneakers or calf-length boots (no sandals or flipflops), “play” clothes, a sun hat, and sunscreen.

Dates and available times:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Mornings –  9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Afternoons – 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Call 207-259-5091 or email chaskell@downeastinstitute.org to schedule

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