What We Do at Camp
Shark Camp is split into two days: Boat Day and Beach Day.
Boat Day - Campers get their t-shirts, decorate name tags and play an icebreaker to get to know each other. We learn about how shark and whale scientists study sharks from a boat (photo identification, fluke prints, behavior, and questions such as why would it be difficult to study sharks? What can we learn from sharks?) Campers will also learn about what different types of sharks eat and the different teeth they need for the task. Campers will craft their own replica shark tooth necklaces. Then, we learn some boat safety and head out for an afternoon of whale watching in Monterey Bay.
Beach Day - Shark Campers explore Natural Bridges State Beach. We tide pool with California State Park rangers, pet docile swell sharks at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and take a behind the scenes tour of Long Marine Lab, complete with dolphins and a Hawaiian monk seal. Campers will also create their own video about sharks and what they learned at camp.