POCACITO German-American Summer Academy on Coastal Biodiversity and Climate Change in Mississippi

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POCACITO German-American Summer Academy on Coastal Biodiversity and Climate Change in Mississippi

May 16, 2021Comments Off on POCACITO German-American Summer Academy on Coastal Biodiversity and Climate Change in Mississippi

From July 12 to 16, youth from Germany and Mississippi will meet online and explore how to preserve coastal biodiversity and how to protect the coasts and coastal ecosystems against the impacts of climate change. They will hear from scientists in Germany and Mississippi and run their own investigative projects.

POCACITO, Mississippi State University’s Coastal Conservation and Restoration Program and the Consulate General of Germany work together to provide this summer program in Mississippi. The entire program will be held in English

5 days of exploring, including interactive sessions with experts and students from Germany and field trips in collaboration with Mississippi State University Extension. Trips include kayaking, hiking, and boating!  Each day of field research, we will offer you lunch and provide transport to and from the activity area.  During the week, you will work on a team project and can qualify for one of our six special awards.  All successful participants will receive a certificate of participation in this international science and coastal protection program, signed by the Consulate General of Germany. 

The Gulf of Mexico

The online segment of the program is scheduled for

9-12 CT / 16:00 – 19:00 CEST on Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday

Expert lectures are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, each taking about 1 hour including discussion. Sessions will be held on zoom and in English.

Field research and field activities take place before and after the online segments. Mississippi State University Extension will work with POCACITO on a full program in Mississippi. Youth in Germany will receive support and guidance remotely.

Teams will run mini projects during the week of July 12 to 16 and the best teams will receive an award.

Youth in Germany can apply here: https://forms.gle/u6AUMfkY9DdtF2479

Youth in Mississippi can apply here: https://forms.gle/ven69zTD66AMWLU98

Special thanks to the German Foreign Office and the Consulate General of Germany in Atlanta for their generous support. 

Please email Max Gruenig at max@pocacito.org with any questions (German / English).

More information about the Mississippi State University Coastal Conservation and Restoration Program: 

http://coastal.msstate.edu/ccr 

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