Summer Science SeaCamp: Systems of the Ocean

Foss Waterway Seaport

Program Overview

The Seaport’s Summer Science SeaCamp Session I, all new this year, will explore Systems of the Ocean. This STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) camp, perfect for students going into 5th or 6th grade, will explore the following systems: ocean chemistry, ocean energy, fresh to salt water dynamics, and what fun...interruptor to a system. Boat and land days will include exploration, scientific research and creative problem solving. We will explore the underwater world using the Seaport's ROV units (remotely operated vehicles).

This SeaCamp offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that embraces field science activities and engages participants in critical-thinking to address real world issues – four days full of thrilling and unusual experiences!

Campers will participate in the following activities:

  • Explore hands-on field investigations
  • Collect water samples to explore the world of water chemistry
  • Conduct plankton tows
  • Drive an ROV
  • Perform scientific “pollution” experiments with a whole new twist
  • Enjoy edible science experiments
  • Turn science results into art…pure magic

For more information, email Jan Adams at

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

Program Details

Time All Day
Cost $170
Scholarships available
Grade 5—6
Dates Jul 25—Jul 28
Days Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
Location Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock St, Tacoma, WA
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Summer Science SeaCamp: Systems of the Ocean