Promoting marine science: International science camp as a platform

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Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: 2017
Date published: 10/2017
Authors: Marija Kataržytė, Sven Hille, Regina Terlecka
Journal title: Marine Policy
Volume: 84
Pages: 76 - 81
ISSN: 0308597X

The interest of the general public, especially young people, in ocean and coastal issues is crucial, and yet high school students often do not consider scientific careers to be attractive. Raising student awareness of careers in marine science is not only a task for educators, but for scientists engaged in marine research as well. This paper summarises the experience of three years of international science camp organized for 15–19 year old students from countries of the Baltic Sea region (Europe) and discusses international science camps as a platform for encouraging interest in marine science.

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