Coastal Carolina University's College of Natural and
Sciences will host "Summer at the Coast" for Junior Scholars, a two-
week program for 19 rising ninth and 10th graders from throughout South
Carolina, from June 17 to 30. Participants will be housed in residence
halls on the Coastal campus.
The program, in its 12th year, is designed to help high school
students develop an appreciation and understanding of science-related
issues currently facing society. Seminar and research topics include:
coastal development, dolphins, environmental chemistry, marine science,
ornithology, psychology, sharks, thermal adaptations and water
In addition to classroom discussion, students will participate in
numerous field surveys of estuarine, beach and coastal environments;
collecting and studying open ocean samples aboard the Coastal II, the
university's 43-foot research vessel; and taking chemical and
biological laboratory analysis of samples collected in the field.
Students will conduct research at Waites Island, a pristine
barrier island near Little River, S.C.
The program is designed for students who have been recognized as
Junior Scholars by the South Carolina State Department of Education.
Junior Scholars are chosen during their eighth-grade year based on
their high scholastic achievement.
Coastal's Marine Science for Junior Scholars program participants
are selected from the state's Junior Scholars based on a letter of
recommendation from one of their teachers and two essays written by the
students which describe their interest in the program and the
importance of the coastal environment.
For more information, contact Val Dunham, dean of Coastal's
College of Natural and Applied Sciences, at 349-2202.