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CCMI NOW ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR THE CARIBBEAN MARINE ECOLOGY CAMP IN LITTLE CAYMAN

Local News 11 Sep, 2023 Follow News

CCMI NOW ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR THE CARIBBEAN MARINE ECOLOGY CAMP IN LITTLE CAYMAN

Darwin Plus is funding 14 scholarships for local students to attend October half-term Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp

 

Funded by the UK government through Darwin Plus, 14 Caymanian students will be selected to participate in the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI’s) week-long Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp (CMEC) during the October half-term. During the CMEC, students focus on tropical marine ecology and conservation. Learning from CCMI scientists & educators, no two days are the same as campers dive, snorkel, and explore a pristine reef system. Students will stay at the Little Cayman Research Centre, a remote field station, and learn first-hand about CCMI’s cutting-edge research. They gain a certificate of completion for attending the CMEC to add to their CVs as well as a real insight into the industry. The programme also includes fun activities of a camp with beach games, kayaking, beach bonfires, and exploring Little Cayman’s environment. This programme will help CCMI support young Caymanian students by instilling a passion for protecting marine biodiversity in the Cayman Islands.  

Discover, learn, and make memories that last a lifetime – apply today for the ultimate marine journey!

WHO:

Applicant Requirements:

• Caymanian

• Between the ages of 14-17

• Interest in marine science

HOW TO APPLY: Complete CCMI’s application form (https://tinyurl.com/CMEC-10230 )  and send to education@reefresearch.org  by 5:00 pm Friday 29th September 2023

WHEN: Applications due: 5:00 pm Friday, 29th September 2023

Seven-day residential CMEC at the Little Cayman Research Centre:  Sunday 22nd October – Saturday 28th October 2023.

WHERE: CMEC takes place at the Little Cayman Research Centre, Little Cayman

LINKS:

About the Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp (CMEC): https://tinyurl.com/CCMI-CMEC  

Application form (fillable PDF): https://tinyurl.com/CMEC-1023

TESTIMONIALS FROM SUMMER 2023 ATTENDEES:

“It was an exciting and informative trip that I suggest every young person take. The least polluted reefs I have seen and the huge creatures that I usually don’t get to see. The staff was very informative and understanding and was very happy to talk about their jobs.”

Danica Birriel, USA

“It was fun and inspiring; it made me excited for my future as a marine biologist and the staff were super helpful and willing to answer questions, as well as being fun and cool.”

Kaitlyn Cumings, Cayman Islands

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1998 to protect the future of coral reefs, envisioning a world with vibrant oceans and healthy coral reef ecosystems. CCMI maintains a growing marine research and education facility with a resident team of staff based in Little Cayman in the Cayman Islands. CCMI is a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (ID# 22-3609293). CCMI is also a UK charity (#1104009) and Cayman Islands nonprofit (NP-03) with satellite offices in both the United Kingdom and on Grand Cayman. To deliver our mission, we also have a range of outstanding international partnerships and collaborators, all with a clear, simplistic goal to protect oceans for the future.

CCMI has a Candid (formerly GuideStar) Platinum Seal of Transparency.


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