The Inner Space Center’s Ocean Science Exploration Camp is a week-long, Rhode Island, day camp (9am- 3pm daily), for youth, ages 11-14, 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 2020 session of the ISC’s Ocean Science Exploration Camp will take place from July 6-10, 2020, and will focus on chemical oceanography. Ocean chemistry is closely tied to ocean circulation, climate, and the exchange of materials with the atmosphere, continents, and the Earth’s interior.


Chemical oceanographers measure and analyze the various chemical components of seawater in order to learn more about the ocean ecosystem and to solve environmental problems. Of particular importance are the cycles of biologically active elements such as carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus. Using the tools and techniques of chemical oceanographers, campers will investigate the chemistry of the marine environment, the global cycles of key elements, and the potential impacts of climate change and marine pollutants on the ocean ecosystem.

Camp location:  URI, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI

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.

To register for the ISC’s July 2020 Ocean Science Exploration Camp,  please click here.

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

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