Summer Science SeaCamp: Marine Biology - Plankton to Whales.

Foss Waterway Seaport

Program Overview

The Seaport's Summer Science SeaCamp Session II is titled "Marine Biology - Plankton to Whales." This camp, perfect for students going into 7, 8, or 9th grade, will be a week full of experiences based around marine life located in Puget Sound. We will have low tides all week long - great for beach studies that will include observing and appreciating the diversity of local Puget Sound habitats.

This camp will give campers a chance to investigate local marine life up close and personal both in their natural settings and in the Seaport's instructional touch tanks. On our boat days, campers will be able to talk to divers during in a live dive component as the divers explore the world below our research vessel. The divers will collect samples for campers to study and identify.

Campers will participate in the following activities:

  • Study marine life in their natural settings
  • Build working models of some marine “critters”
  • Conduct experiments to understand how mussels can be natural pollution cleaners
  • Participate in fish and squid dissections and learn from marine biologists as they perform a necropsy
  • Discover the difference types of plankton
  • Eat foods from the sea and make an edible beach illustrating zonation
  • Create your own Orca art

For more information, contact Jan Adams at

For more information, call (253) 272-2750, ext. 100

Program Details

Time All Day
Cost $195
Scholarships available
Grade 7—9
Dates Aug 01—Aug 05
Days Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Location Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock St, Tacoma, WA
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Summer Science SeaCamp: Marine Biology - Plankton to Whales.