Press Release for Wednesday, February 24, 2010

UNF Coastal Biology Program Sponsors Coastal Eco-Splorer Summer Camp

Joanna Norris, Assistant Director

Department of Media Relations and Events

(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida Coastal Biology Flagship Program is partnering with Mayport Middle School to offer the “Coastal Eco-Splorer” Summer Camp at Mayport Middle School, a Duval County public magnet school located at 2600 Mayport Road in Atlantic Beach.


Coastal Eco-splorers will learn about sample collection and identification, fossil hunting, wetland ecology, climate change and sea-rise levels as well as how to be good environmental stewards of our coast. All camp activities will be facilitated by UNF faculty and Mayport Middle science teachers.


The coastal camp, for rising 6th and 7th graders, will be held Monday through Friday, June 21-25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Monday through Friday, June 28-July 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $250 for a one-week session. Camp participants must bring a bagged lunch. Snack and drink will be provided.


Application and payment for a one-week session is due by Friday, April 2. Checks should be made payable to the UNF Coastal Biology Program.


For more information, contact Amy Moore, UNF Coastal Biology Program, at (904) 620-2830 or by e-mail at You can also visit the Mayport Middle School Web site for further information and an application at