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Algae Camp

$160

with Ike Levine

Calendar Jul 6, 2021 at 9 am

NEW for 2021! Our first biological science summer camp!

Come learn about algae and all of its many uses. This 4-day camp in July will include a field trip to the coast to collect algae samples and you'll be growing samples back in the camp lab. Algae can be used for human food, animal food, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, and hundreds of other uses. Come find out for yourself about this great part of our ecosystem.

Ages 12-16, at the time of camp

Limited to 12 campers

There are two full scholarships available for this camp (each worth $160) towards the Algae Camp, see the link below.

2021 Camps are being scheduled for in-person, but realize that will depend on what the CDC, the State of Maine, USM, and the condition of the pandemic at that time will be. 

Additional Information:

Click here to apply for one of the Algae Camp Scholarships

Click here to see the 2021 Online Camp FAQ

Click here to see the 2021 ALGAE Camp FAQ

Click here to see the 2021 Camp and Forms Page

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payment of $85.00, paid every four weeks.

CubeSat Camp

$600

with Asheesh Lanba

Calendar Jul 12, 2021 at 9 am

Campers will use programmable sensor packages and 3D printed cases to build their own CubeSat modules. CubeSats are designed to be nanosatellites and while ours won't be going into space, they are very similar in design as the 1200 CubeSats that have gone into space so far. 

Each CubeSat is 10cm x 10cm x 10cm and contains a sensor pack, a controller, a power supply, and a data storage unit. Each camper will be able to design a sensor mission for their CubeSat and we will be bench testing them and then at the end of the week, weather allowing, the campers will go to a nearby airfield and their CubeSats will be taken up to a high altitude (14,000 feet) and the CubeSats will collect data that the students will then be able to analyze when the CubeSats are returned to Earth.

Campers will be able to keep their CubeSats at the end of the camp and the programming language is free so they will be able to continue using it and reprogramming it on their own.

This program will be running on the Portland campus of USM, but students can attend virtually. We will just need to collect the CubeSats from campers so they can be launched to height for their mission.

If weather is bad during the camp week, a rescheduled launch will be performed and campers will be able to come out to the launch field and do the launch at that time.

Ages: 13-17
Campers will need to bring their own lunch, but snacks are provided.

This camp includes a field trip, weather permitting, to the Skydive New England Airport in Lebanon, Maine.

2021 ALL CAMPS ARE BEING PLANNED FOR IN-PERSON WITH THE OPTION OF ONLINE ATTENDANCE. IF REQUIRED DUE TO STATE OF THE PANDEMIC, THE CAMP WILL BE ONLINE THIS SUMMER.

Click here to see the 2021 Camp FAQ

Click here to see the 2021 Camp Policy and Form Pages

Click here to see the 2021 Shipping Options

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Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 8 payments of $56.25, paid weekly.

SeaPerch ROV Camp

$325
Calendar Jul 19, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn about underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) as you build your own SeaPerch ROV. Spend the week building, testing, water testing, and modifying your very own SeaPerch.
Skills include design and planning; building and soldering; assembly; and testing of your ROV.
- Not available for online in 2021
- Ages 13-17

2021 ALL CAMPS ARE BEING PLANNED FOR IN-PERSON WITH THE OPTION OF ONLINE ATTENDANCE. IF REQUIRED DUE TO STATE OF THE PANDEMIC, THE CAMP WILL BE ONLINE THIS SUMMER.

Click here to see the 2021 Camp FAQ

Click here to see the 2021 Camp Policy and Form Pages

Click here to see the 2021 Shipping Options

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 4 payments of $56.25, paid every two weeks.

SeaPerch ROV Camp

$325
Calendar Jul 26, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn about underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) as you build your own SeaPerch ROV. Spend the week building, testing, water testing, and modifying your very own SeaPerch.
Skills include design and planning; building and soldering; assembly; and testing of your ROV.
- Not available for online in 2021
- Ages 13-17

2021 ALL CAMPS ARE BEING PLANNED FOR IN-PERSON WITH THE OPTION OF ONLINE ATTENDANCE. IF REQUIRED DUE TO STATE OF THE PANDEMIC, THE CAMP WILL BE ONLINE THIS SUMMER.

Click here to see the 2021 Camp FAQ

Click here to see the 2021 Camp Policy and Form Pages

Click here to see the 2021 Shipping Options

 

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 2 payments of $112.50, paid every four weeks.




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