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The United States Geological Survey’s Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies in St. Petersburg has been a partner research institution since 1999. The USGS in St. Petersburg provides the lion's share of funding to support a major highlight of the OCG-- the research cruises. The ‘Day @ Sea’ cruises provide an unparalleled experience for campers to explore oceanography aboard an active research vessel during week 1 of camp. During week 2, staff scientists from the USGS provide one-to-one career interviews with OCG participants that provide realistic perspectives on career preparation and opportunities. Campers also participate in a guided tour of the USGS research facilities to discover firsthand the current research being undertaken by USGS scientists. Visit the USGS Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/

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Progress Energy Foundation has provided financial support for the Oceanography Camp for Girls for 3 years (2002-2004). The Progress Energy Foundation’s mission and OCG are both focused on education and the environment. The PE Foundation has supported the operational costs of the Oceanography Camp for Girls and provided scholarships that have supported the participation of 45 campers. Progress Energy Foundation support of the OCG allows graduate student science mentors for the Oceanography Camp for Girls to practice, develop, and advance their abilities to communicate and teach science to a non-scientific community of learners. This partnership provides great preparation for teen-aged girls to develop a positive sense of self, science, and the environment as they begin their high school tenure. Visit the Progress Energy Foundation, http://www.progress-energy.com/community/foundation/index.asp
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) provided the lion's share of financial support for the Oceanography Camp in the 1990’s. The NSF's Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Science sponsored the OCG program from 1994-1998. We are indebted to NSF for providing the seed money to develop the OCG to the current format. Visit the National Science Foundation for exciting, current information about science discovery and educational opportunities in the sciences (http://www. nsf.gov )

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The College of Marine Science (CMS) implements and manages the GK-12
OCEANS Program under the leadership of Teresa Greely, Ashanti Pyrtle,
Angela Lodge, and Sandy Ivey. The CMS supports the recruitment,
training, and school year support of all GK-12 OCEANS participants.
GK-12 Graduate Teaching Fellows are graduate students enrolled in the
College of Marine Science who are pre-professional ocean scientists
preparing for science careers.
http://www.marine.usf.edu

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The CMS Ocean Technology Group is a research partner that provides OCG participants with a glimpse into the world of Ocean Engineering and Technology. OCG campers participate in a guided tour of the COT research labs. Staff engineers and scientists also provide one-to-one career interviews with OCG participants to provide realistic perspectives on career preparation and opportunities. COT engineers often support graduate student science mentors that develop and lead research labs focused on Ocean Technology, such as building and testing remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s). Visit the COT, http://cot.marine.usf.edu/
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The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute is a partner research facility that provides OCG participants with a glimpse into the world of Florida’s Natural Resources found in the marine environment. OCG campers participate in a guided tour of the FWRI research labs. Staff scientists also provide one-to-one career interviews with OCG participants to provide realistic perspectives on career preparation and opportunities. FWRI staff often support graduate student science mentors that develop and lead research labs focused on marine natural resources, such as red tides or marine mammals. Visit the FWRI, http://www.floridamarine.org

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Pinellas County Schools are the partner school district for the GK-12
OCEANS Program. GK-12 Teacher Mentors are Pinellas County teachers
serving in K-12 science classrooms. School district administrators
assist in teacher recruitment, conference travel, school based
activities, and program logistics. http://www.pinellas.k12.fl.us/

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