W3:Redfish Camp: Marine Missions

Monday, July 8, 2024 - Friday, July 12, 2024
Ages 9-12 · Co-Ed
Matagorda Bay Nature Park 6420 FM 2031 MatagordaTX  77457
Monday, July 8, 2024 - Friday, July 12, 2024
Ages 9-12 · Co-Ed
Matagorda Bay Nature Park 6420 FM 2031 MatagordaTX  77457

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W3:Redfish Camp: Marine Missions

Jul 08 - Jul 12 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Ages 9-12

Matagorda Bay Nature Park

$225.00

Meeting Dates

From Jul 08, 2024 to Jul 12, 2024

Each Monday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Each Tuesday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Each Wednesday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Each Thursday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Each Friday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

About This Activity

From boat captain to biologist and everything in between, discover different coastal careers and how professionals put those special skills to the test.  Marine ecologist: Test physical and chemical properties of water. Pull a plankton net and examine microorganisms under a microscope. Find out what can be caught in a sein net. Take a field trip to Palacios, Texas, for more exploration.  Boat captain and fishing guide: Check out a shrimp boat and talk to the captain. Build your own mini boat and test its floating capabilities. Craft nautical rope knots and go fishing.  Engineer: Take a walk on the jetties and learn how they were engineered. Test your skills by crafting the most elaborate sandcastle. Examine a hurricane-proof structure then try to engineer a hurricane-proof house model. Take a field trip to the Colorado River Locks for a private tour of the facility by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Oceanographer: Construct and fly a kite on the beach to explore air currents. Learn about water density with a fun bubbling blobs activity. Find out how the moon affects ocean tides then model the moon phases using cookies.  Wildlife biologist: Biologists have placed transmitters on sea turtles, sharks, whales, snakes, birds and even butterflies to track their movements and behavior. Use radio telemetry to track and mark the location and behavior of what you find. Observe migration information on real sea turtles.

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Matagorda Bay Nature Park 6420 FM 2031 MatagordaTX  77457
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