Discovery Retreat

Discovery Retreat: Exploring Oceanography is scheduled for October 3-5, 2014
(For 11th and 12th graders)

Students will explore a variety of topics related to oceanography such as:

  • Unmanned Submarines (aka Remotely Operated Vehicles or ROVs)
  • Chemistry of ocean water
  • Underwater plant and animal life
  • Underwater filming with GoPro cameras

Our Keynote Speaker will be Jennifer Reilly, a young deaf oceanographer who is currently working at the Loggerhead MarineLife Center surveying sea turtle nesting beaches in Florida.  Jen is from Farmingdale, New York and has a B.A from Long Island University at Southampton College and her M.A from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  She has previously worked with sea turtles as a graduate assistant in Hawai'i and with the Department of Environmental Management in Volusia County, Florida. Jen is pictured at lower right with one of her sea turtle friends.

General Retreat Information:

For Parents of Students who have been accepted to Discovery Retreat:

Questions?  Email debbie.schiraldi.tsd@gmail.com or call 512-627-6094 (Debbie) or 512-462-5329 (ERCOD office)




Jennifer Reilly and her ocean buddy.jpg