Summer Programs

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Marine Ecology Program

Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center (AREAC)

Did you know that New York has more than 500 miles of shore? With that come lots of fish, crabs, seaweed, and other marine life you might not expect to find in a big city. As a student enrolled in Brooklyn College's Urban Marine Ecology Institute, you will spend four wet weeks taking a hands-on course in urban marine ecology (the study of watery city environments) and conducting field and/or lab research. Along the way, you will also develop your scientific writing and formal presentation skills. Faculty and staff from BC's cutting-edge Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center (AREAC) will teach the course and supervise research. They will also lead field trips to salt marshes, an oyster farm, a wildlife refuge, and the ocean beach, among other destinations.
July 7 – July 31, 2014
Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
One high school elective credit upon successful completion.

Metrocards and lunch vouchers provided.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a New York City public high school student entering 11th or 12th grade in September 2014 who has recently passed the Living Environment course with strong grades.
  • Submit an application which includes a written essay.
  • Submit a recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher.
  • Students coming from Brooklyn College partner schools will be given priority, but eligible students from other public schools may attend if space permits.

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For more information on this program contact Brooklyn College's College Now staff.