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South Broward High School Marine Magnet Students Dive into Ocean STEM Summer Camp

Monday, June 30, 2014
 
Students in the Marine Magnet program at South Broward High School are starting their summer by diving into the world of Oceanography at the Ocean STEM Summer Camp. For two weeks, Marine Magnet students are attending Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center and learning from University professors and lecturers as they attend classes on campus, engage in hands-on activities and gain field experience.  The camp began Monday, June 23, 2014, and runs through Thursday, July 3, 2014.
 
During the Ocean STEM Summer Camp, the students are studying climate change and how it affects the ocean, ocean thermal energy conversion, and the ocean’s impact on technology, carbon footprints and coral disease.  Hands-on lab activities include building and programming underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and examining deep-sea specimens. A boat trip, sponsored in part by Marine Industries Association of South Florida, provided students with field experience as they gathered data, studied sharks and used technology while at sea.  
 
The camp concludes with a student ROV competition and awards ceremony at the South Broward High School Aquatic Center on Thursday, July 3, 2014, from 1 – 3 p.m.  South Broward High School is located at 1901 North Federal Highway in Hollywood.  Media are invited to attend.
 
Pictured: South Broward Marine Magnet students during the Ocean STEM Summer Camp. 
 
For more information on the South Broward High School Marine Magnet Program, visit:
http://southbrowardreefdogs.com/.
 
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