Space still available for CCMI camp

| 22/05/2019
CNS Local Life
Students on a diving course during a previous CCMI programme

(CNS Local Life): Registration is still open for this summer’s Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp (CMEC) at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), with a few spaces remaining for any young person interested in the weeklong experience on Little Cayman. Students aged 14-18 are eligible to take part in the camp, which is running from 5-11 August.

Campers will learn about tropical marine ecology and conservation through a programme consisting of lessons and interactions with experts in the field, including researchers and resident graduate students, CCMI said. Divers as well as non-divers can participate in the camp.

Among the specific activities on offer are building underwater robots, lionfish cook-offs, underwater fish and coral ID classes, a UV night dive and island-wide scavenger hunts.

Students who have taken part in previous camps will get the opportunity to build on their previous experience with opportunities such as using underwater robots and their fish-identification skills to conduct a fish survey.

This year, through the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, five young Caymanians were granted full scholarships to the camp as the first CMEC Ocean Science Scholars. The grants were awarded based on “excellent academic standing, their high-quality letters of recommendation from professionals in the local community, and their statement regarding their own dedication to our ocean environment,” said CCMI.

For more information on the Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp, go to the CCMI website

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