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USC SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM FOR YOUNG MEN
The program provides students with an introduction to marine biology and oceanography through a series of hands-on experiences and scientific simulations. It demonstrates the effect that humans have on a delicate ecosystem though the study of marine science.
The University of Southern California offers this program in conjunction with the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and The Sea Grant Program. The USC Sea Grant Program provides public information about issues related to the marine environment. It developed the program curriculum as a part of the Island Explorers Program. Scientists and staff from the Wrigley Institute and the Sea Grant Program are the program instructors and staff.
This field-oriented program challenges students to explore ecological and biological principles through an interactive approach to learning, which includes field investigations and research, self-guided experiments and educational simulations. Science is integrated with cultural and social studies to offer a well-rounded view of an island ecosystem. A dynamic community of scientists are built through team projects, instructional and recreational activities, and mentoring programs. Students interact with faculty and graduates who are studying various aspects of science. Students will also explore diverse careers in environmental, biological and physical sciences.
July 15, 2011 – July 21, 2011
Deadline for Registration: June 20th
Boys entering grade 5th – 9th
$980.00 including tuition, room, board and transportation to/from Catalina Island.
The program is held at the USC Phillip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island which is the Island campus for the University. It is located 20 miles off of the coast of Los Angeles near Two Harbors. The center is the heart of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies.
Generous gifts from the Wrigley family have transformed the center into a state-of-the-art laboratory and teaching facility. Catalina Island is an excellent site for marine and terrestrial investigations because of the island’s proximity to an urban center and its protected status.
- Algae Pressing
- Island Biodiversity
- Environmental Physiology
- Fish Surveys
- Geology of Catalina
- Group Science Projects
- Hyperbaric Chamber
- Kelp Forest Ecology
- Natural Communities
- Nature Printing
- Plankton Tows
- Biological Illustration