scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Oceanography Day 2000
Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET
Wed Feb 02 2000 - 15:15:04 CST
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas,
plans to host Oceanography Day, April 29, 2000. This event is held
every three years.
The most recent Oceanography Day in 1997 saw participation by 350 Scouts
and 150 adult leaders from 100 different Scout troops in 50 different
towns and cities.
Oceanography Day includes a full day of activities at the Marine Science
Institute, including a trip aboard a Research Vessel, either the R/V
LONGHORN or the R/V KATY. Scouts make a plankton net, participate in a
laboratory plankton identification session, and attend presentations on
exciting current research programs.
Before coming to Oceanography Day, Scouts must complete the first six
requirements of the Oceanography Merit Badge by preparing reports and
sending them to the Oceanography Day Chairman. During Oceanography Day
the 7th (project) requirement is passed. After Oceanography Day the
final requirement (500 word report) is completed and mailed to the
Oceanography Day Chairman, who is also the Oceanography Merit Badge
Counselor. Scouts receive their approved blue cards in the mail.
For details on Oceanography Day, see the "Current Events" section of
the MSI's web page at http://wwwutmsi.zo.utexas.edu/
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
I used to be an Owl (WM-62-2-98 @ Philmont)