Do you know enthusiastic high school or college students interested in
  marine science?

  The [1]Marine science And Nautical Training Academy (MANTA) is a 501©(3)
  non-profit education and research organization founded and run by full-time
  research scientists at the Hollings Marine Laboratory, in Charleston, SC.
  Our  mission  is  to provide high school and college students a unique
  opportunity to learn about the marine environment, and participate in marine
  science research and conservation projects.  We are [2]Now Accepting High
  School Applications and [3]College Applications for this summer’s [4]Field
  Studies in Coral Reef Biology courses, in the British Virgin Islands.

  The program provides an intensive, experienced-based field study program in
  fundamental and applied marine science.  Students will live on a modern
  sailing catamaran for two weeks while learning about coral reef biology and
  conservation,  and mastering practical field skills such as scientific
  diving, field ID, and develop the nautical skills needed to be a proficient
  crewmember on a research vessel.  Lectures and experiential learning are
  used  in  tandem, as students develop and test their own hypotheses by
  designing and executing short field experiments.  The course is taught by
  faculty at the College of Charleston and other marine scientists from our
  floating classroom and research platform.

  The deadline for applications is April 13, 2016.  Visit our website for
  examples of [5]What We Research ([6]http://manta-online.org/research/) as
  well as more details about the [7]High School Program (July 13-26, 2016) and
  our [8]College of Charleston affiliated [9]College Program (July 30- August
  13, 2016).

  Please forward this message to interested students, have them identify a
  teacher reference, and submit a free quick online application for either
  [10]High School or [11]College.  Email
  [12]melannie.bachman@manta-online..org for more detailed information about
  the syllabus, itinerary or enrollment.

  Thank you!

  Melannie Bachman, MSc

  Melannie J Bachman, MSc
  MANTA-Marine science And Nautical Training Academy
  Vice President
  417 Planters Trace Dr
  Charleston, SC 29412
  www.manta-online.org