The Inner Space Center’s Ocean Science Exploration Camp is a week-long Rhode Island summer program that explores different oceanographic themes. Through a variety of hands-on activities, demonstrations, and field investigations, campers explore the dynamic properties of the global ocean, the animals that live within it, and the tools and technologies used for ocean exploration. Throughout the week, campers tune into live oceanographic expeditions and are surrounded by video, audio, and other oceanographic data, experiencing the amazing ocean discoveries that unfold at the ISC in real time. Campers will also visit university laboratory facilities, engage with scientists that are involved in active missions, and discover ocean careers.



The Summer 2019 session of the Inner Space Center’s (ISC’s) Ocean Science Exploration Camp will take place from July 15-19, 2019, and will focus on physical oceanography. Physical oceanographers study the conditions and processes within the ocean, seeking to understand why, where, and how water moves. Physical oceanography also involves investigating the way the ocean’s physical structure interacts with biological and chemical processes, as well as the relationship between the sea, weather, and climate.

During this week-long, day camp (9am- 3pm daily), youth, ages 11-14, will explore the relationship between the ocean and the atmosphere, the transfer of heat, water, and other substances between these two regions, and links to global climate. Narragansett Bay offers a unique estuarine environment through which coastal circulation and associated biogeochemical processes can be explored. Using the tools and techniques of physical oceanographers, campers will investigate basic oceanographic concepts such as density, buoyancy, water pressure, and salinity, as well as explore the science and dynamics of ocean currents, tides, and waves.  

Camp cost:  $495 per camper (plus a 3% processing fee for credit card payments)

* A 15% discount is available to current University of Rhode Island faculty and staff. Please email Holly Morin,, for details.


If you have any questions about the ISC’s Ocean Exploration Camp, please contact Holly Morin (; 401-874-6414).

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