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Dive In will help you sort it all out.
Dive In is a three-day immersion program designed to give college-bound students a taste of one of the most popular scientific majors.
Dive In is a recruiting program for the University of Maine. As such, it will introduce you to the faculty, courses, and opportunities offered to undergraduate students by the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences. The program begins with a coastal kayak trip and includes field trips to local marine habitats and academic sessions on the ecology and biology of invertebrates, the study of phytoplankton and zooplankton, remote sensing, fisheries science, genetics, aquaculture and much more. You will also have the opportunity to literally "Dive In!" when UMaine's Diving Safety Officer will lead a Discover Scuba session at a local pool.
Dive In participants will spend three days/two nights in residence at the DMC. They will explore the marine realm on foot, by kayak and aboard the R/V Ira C., and be exposed to marine biology, oceanography, scientific diving, remote ocean sensing, aquaculture, and more.
Parents are invited to join us on the last afternoon for seminars on career options and UMaine’s academic program in marine science. A final BBQ provides opportunities for students and parents to meet and mingle with UMaine marine science faculty and staff.
Dive In 2013 will take place August 12-14.
Applications are due May 1, 2013.
Dive In is open to students entering their junior and senior year in high school, though preference will be given to rising seniors. The program is FREE to accepted students. Transportation to and from the DMC is not included.
Dive In is made possible by the University of Maine's Darling Marine Center, School of Marine Sciences, and College of Natural Sciences, Forestry & Agriculture.
Questions about the program?
Contact the program coordinator by email or call 207-563-8220.
Tentative program schedule
1:00pm - Participant arrival, settle-in
1:30pm - Orientation & Safety Training
2:30pm - Coastal Ecology Kayak Trip
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Introduction to Marine Science & Dive In
8:30pm - Campfire
7:30am - Breakfast
8:00am - Rocky Intertidal Field Trip
10:30am - Biological Oceanography & Remote Ocean Sensing
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Commercial Fisheries: Lobsters & Scallops
3:00pm - Sampling Cruise aboard the R/V Ira C.
4:00pm - Invertebrate Identification
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - SCUBA & Research Diving
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Life in Soft Sediments/Mudflat Biogeochemistry
12noon - Lunch
1:00pm - Aquaculture & Genetics
2:15pm - Tour of the lower campus for parents
3:00pm - Seminar: Careers in Marine Science*
4:00pm - Seminar: Marine Science at UMaine*
5:00pm - BBQ*
6:00pm - Participants depart
* parents of participants invited to join seminars & BBQ