Do you know enthusiastic high school or college students interested in
The 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 Now Accepting High
School Applications and College Applications for this summer’s 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 What We Research (http://manta-online.org/research/) as
well as more details about the High School Program (July 13-26, 2016) and
our College of Charleston affiliated College Program (July 30- August
Please forward this message to interested students, have them identify a
teacher reference, and submit a free quick online application for either
High School or College. Email
melannie.bachman@manta-online..org for more detailed information about
the syllabus, itinerary or enrollment.
Melannie Bachman, MSc
Melannie J Bachman, MSc
MANTA-Marine science And Nautical Training Academy
417 Planters Trace Dr
Charleston, SC 29412