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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  July 20, 2007       
CONTACT: Dr. Greg Stunz 361.825.3254 or (cell) 361.244.1732; or Cassandra Hinojosa 361.825.2337  
Marine Biology Camp to Provide Marine Life Education
Students will investigate marine mammals through hands-on activities

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WHO:             High School Students Attending the 2007 Youth Adventure Program: Corpus Island Adventure
                      Marine Biology Camp
 
WHAT:           Field Trip to Padre Island National Seashore’s Malaquite Visitor Center (Monday)
 
WHAT:           Field Trip to Laguna Madre Field Station (Tuesday)
 
WHEN:           Monday, July 23, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
                      Tuesday, July 24, at 1 p.m.
 
WHERE:         Monday – Meet at Malaquite Visitor Center Picnic Tables
                     Tuesday – Meet at Marker 37 (near Snoopy’s) to be Transported to Laguna Madre Field Station

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – High school students will learn about the variety of marine life that inhabit the Gulf of Mexico during the 2007 Youth Adventure Program: Corpus Island Adventure Sunday, July 22, through Sunday, July 29, at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

  • On Monday, July 23, at 10 a.m., at Padre Island National Seashore’s Malaquite Visitor Center, campers will use nets and sieves to collect different organisms to study and learn about the barrier island and the different animals that inhabit the beach.
  • On Tuesday, July 24, at 1 p.m., campers will visit the Laguna Madre Field Station where they will engage in activities ranging from tagging and releasing fish to using field gear to capture small fish and crustaceans that live in the water’s sea grass meadows. Media who would like to accompany the students on the field trip should arrive at Marker 37 (near Snoopy’s restaurant) just before 1 p.m.

Youth Adventure Programs offer students in grades nine through 12 a fun hands-on way to investigate careers in marine biology, sports management, photography and criminal forensics.

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