September 20, 2010
My sixth-grade daughter had been looking forward to the underwater investigators camp for months. She loves science, fish in particular. She had been to the marine science institute on field trips with her school and very much enjoyed her time spent at the institute. We expected that camp would involve, as the website describes, "a challenging week of scientific investigation". Sadly, this was not the case. My daughter spent 3 days at camp during which she was taught very little. She was so disappointed she did not return for the last 2 days. There was very little instruction, very little content or substance. I don't know if that was a result of her instructor or the camp curriculum, but I think it may have been both. I think the camp does not know how to meet the needs of older children. My daughter was a great candidate for marine science camp - a really enthusiastic learner with a keen interest in the subject matter. Sadly I really think the marine science institute is missing a big opportunity with this camp - educating our youth and encouraging kids' interest in science. Huge disappointment.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
school field trips and camp
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Client Served & My daughter attended marine science camp this summer.