Marine Science

Are you interested in marine science?

If the answer is yes, our summer camps are the perfect place for you! We have biologists on staff to help you learn about all the marine ecosystems and creatures you’ll discover during your voyage. All SeaTrek students take part in our interactive marine biology presentations. If you want more exposure to marine science in the BVI, you can participate in more hands-on activities to earn community service and/or academic credit. Since there is no better way to experience to the marine world than diving in, all students will also learn to scuba dive and sail.

Click on these links to learn more about some of the favorite projects offered at SeaTrek BVI:

Have you ever wondered what a Marine Scientist really does?

Try it out for yourself by diving deep with our biologists into the unique marine environments in the British Virgin Islands. During your voyage you can participate in one of our ongoing science projects or explore an independent study topic of your choice! Not only will you be enjoying the marine biodiversity of the British Virgin Islands, you can earn community service and/or academic credit.

Marine Biology Topics

  • Coral Reef Ecology
  • Reef Fish & Invertebrate Identification
  • Sea Turtle Conservation
  • Mangrove & Seagrass Ecology
  • Plankton & Bioluminescence
  • Geology & Marine Archaeology
  • Marine Resource Conservation
  • Introduction to Oceanography
  • Underwater Naturalist Diver Techniques
  • And so much more…

So, you know which projects you’re interested in…What do you need to do next?

Students who want to participate in SeaTrek science projects for community service and/or academic credit should contact our Director of Marine Science to answer any questions and get you started. With our help, you can earn at least 15-25 hours of community service during your 3-week voyage. If you want to go to the next level and earn academic credit, we will work with your school to see if you can get science and/or physical education credit for your work.

If you want to dive even deeper into the fascinating world of marine biology, you might consider signing up for our FATHOMS (Focused Adventure Through Hands On Marine Science) voyage. In addition to the science activities listed above, SeaTrek’s FATHOMS students participate in two NAUI sanctioned dive specialties: Introduction to Scientific Diving and Marine Heritage Awareness. FATHOMS students also earn additional community service and academic credit hours. Click HERE to find out more about FATHOMS!

At SeaTrek we are continuously striving to have a more positive impact on the tropical marine environment we enjoy so much. That’s why we have begun a partnership with Stream2Sea.com, an eco-conscious company that has formulated biodegradable sunscreen and body care products. To reduce the impact cosmetic ingredients have on our planet’s waters, including the coral reefs that are our marine biology summer camp playground, this partnership allows you to have a discount on Stream2Sea products all while supporting SeaTrekBVI.

To get your discount, click the banner (above) or go to the SeaTrek BVI landing page at https://stream2sea.com/?ref=seatrekbvi. Select the items you want and receive your 10% discount and make your 20% donation to SeaTrek’s ocean conservation efforts and student scholarship fund.

We can all do our part to protect the ocean and waterways that we love and depend upon. Supporting Stream2Sea and learning more through SeaTrek BVI is a great first step.

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