Join us for a virtual adventure to find a shipwreck in Lake Erie!
Inspired by the research and exploration of Dr. Robert Ballard, father of the JASON Project, the Immersion Presents Program, and finder of the wreckage of the Titanic, this camp will engage campers in field science and exploration.
Science and Exploration For Ages 12-15
Case Western Reserve University, The Gelfand STEM Center
Weekdays 9:30 a.m.-3:30p.m. July 9 – July 20, 2018
- Read novels related to exploration
- Meet local experts
- Build remotely operated vehicles for underwater exploration
- Conduct the research necessary to find a wreck in Lake Erie
- Use the tools of a scientist, conduct field research
- Embrace the history of the Great Lakes region
- Immerse themselves in an introduction to SCUBA and snorkeling
- Develop navigational skills on land and water
- Discover what weather contributes to shipwrecks in the Great Lakes
- Develop a plan and find a wreck
- Share discoveries
Cost of this two week day camp is $530 which includes a non-refundable $25 application fee
Home base for this camp is Case Western Reserve University with off site visits to places around Lake Erie (e.g. Mentor Harbor Lagoon). Each camper must be at least 12 years old or not older than 15 by the start of the camp on July 9, 2018
Campers should be in good health, be able to get into and out of small or large boats and, at minimum, not be afraid of water, insects, boats, the out of doors. Swimming skills are advantageous but not required.
Familiarity with internet searches and computer skills in Microsoft Office software packages are helpful in compiling reports and building expedition plans. Students will be working in teams and some activities will be photographed or video taped.
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