Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy

"Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn."  -Benjamin Franklin

Now accepting applications for our 2014 Summer Program!  
Only one space is remaining for 2014!
Week #15 August 17-23, 2014
Send in your application today!
Our Purpose

To provide hands-on field research opportunities to college students interested in the natural sciences, to provide hands-on marine education to the general public, and to generate interest in our local ecosystems while conducting research to further the understanding of shark and ray ecology.    

Students: We offer a unique, 100% hands-on, field research experience to all future, current, and past college students (must be at least 18 years of age to apply for weekly program).  This means that everyday you are on our boat handling live animals, such as sharks, rays, and other marine animals, in their natural environment. You will also learn to use field equipment while participating in active research.  We allow you to do all activities on the boat rather than just observing a professional crew. You will learn to handle marine animals, tag sharks and rays, collect data, identify species, determine sex, design a research project, and more. You will learn boat safety, boat operations, and piloting basics from United States Coast Guard licensed Captains. Unlike other internship and research opportunities, you may participate in as many of our 16 available weeks (May 4 - August 30) as you would like, and the weeks do not have to be consecutive.  We hope this flexibility will allow you to gain as much experience as you would like in the summer.  Please follow the link to the Students tab for more information.

Professors: We encourage you to bring your students, a few or an entire class, for an entire week.  Apply early, as weeks fill up quickly. Fees are waived for the professor if you bring at least 6 students. Please navigate to the Summer Program tab for more information on our student program.



Participants have come from the following schools to our summer program.

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Appalachian State University
Arizona State University
Averett University
Auburn University
Beloit College
Berry College
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Brown University
Central Michigan University 
Coastal Carolina University

College of Saint Benedict
Columbus State Community College Converse College
Delta College
Drew University
Duke University
East Carolina University 
Fayetteville State University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida State University
George Mason University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Grand Valley State University
Hope College
Kent State University
Mankato State University
Marshall University
Michigan State University
Minnesota State University
Mississippi State University

   
Missouri State University
Missouri Western State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
North Carolina State University
Northern Arizona University
Northern Michigan University
Northland College
Old Dominion University
Plymouth State University
Rollins College
Saint John's University
Saint Mary's University  
Salem State University
Salisbury University
Smith College
Southeastern Missouri State University
Southern Illinois University
Temple University
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
The University of Alabama
The University of Arkansas
University of California Los Angeles
University of California Santa Barbara
University of Connecticut - Avery Point
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
University of Evansville

University of Illinois - Chicago
University of Illinois - Springfield
University of Kansas
University of Maine
University of Maine – Orono
University of Maryland
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri – Columbia
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of North Alabama  
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of South Carolina
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee
University of Toledo
University of West Florida
University of West Georgia
University of Wisconsin - River Falls University of Wisconsin – Superior
University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire
Valdosta State University
Virginia Tech
Western Carolina University
Western Kentucky University
Western Washington University
Xavier University
Youngstown State University and the list keeps growing!
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