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- Program Description -                                                                                                                  

Youth Ocean Explorers is a 4 week, hands-on marine science program for middle to high school-aged students interested in studying coastal, marine & environmental science, natural resource management, and conservation. The program involves a combination of short presentations and lectures daily from UVI faculty, staff, and community partners along with field activities utilizing scientific tools to supplement those presentations. Participants report to the UVI Center for Marine & Environmental Studies but can expect to travel with staff to other on-island locations for field work and activities. Snorkel gear and other instructional materials are provided for student use during the program. 

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- Eligibility Criteria / Important Information -   

  • The Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program is open to students in junior high to high school with an interest in marine biology / science (Grades 7-12). 
  • The maximum capacity of the Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program is 20 students (Not including interns/mentors).
  • At this time, housing is not provided for this summer program. 
  • The 2017 Program will begin on July 10th through to August 4th
  • There will be a mandatory orientation meeting (TBD) for both parents and accepted students prior to the start date of the program.
  • Students should be in attendance daily (9AM - 4PM). 
  • There is a one-time program fee of $250 which covers all program materials and lunches. 



- Application Deadline -                                                                                                                 

The Youth Ocean Explorers 2016 Summer Program has concluded. Applications for the Youth Ocean Explorers 2017 Summer Program will be available in the late spring of 2017.  

- Contact Us -        

Office Phone: St. Thomas (340) 693-1672
E-mail: St. Thomas (howard.forbes@live.uvi.edu)
Website: http://vimas.uvi.edu
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St. Thomas
#2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas, USVI 00802