Explore Marine Ecosystems and Marine Life at the NSLC on Marine Biology.

Are you fascinated by marine ecosystems? Do you want to work with marine life? At the NSLC on Marine Biology, you will learn about the relations between humans and our marine ecosystems and take an active role in developing solutions to the issues facing marine biologists today.

While at the NSLC you will visit labs and national parks as you meet with and learn from professionals and researchers in a variety of fields including marine mammals, marine biotechnology, aquaculture, environmental biology and toxicology. You and your peers will learn about the fields that come together to make marine biology and take a deep dive into the career path open to you!

Earn College Credit Hours

Program Highlights

Marine Conservation Project
Tackle an issue that deals with the relationship between humans and marine ecosystems. You and your team will research the challenges and develop a sustainable solution.

Hands-on Workshops
Experience marine biology during hands-on workshops such as sea life dissections, shark tagging, and a water filtration design project.

Meet Researchers & Professionals
Meet various professors, researchers and leading professionals in the field. Learn about their day to day lives and the reasons they chose this exciting career!

Hands-On Simulations

During your program, you and your peers will work on a marine conservation project and take part in a marine issues debate series. Through these projects, you will analyze the relations between humans and marine ecosystems and present solutions for a more sustainable future.

Workshops include:

  • Sea life dissections
  • Shark tagging
  • Water filtration design project

Exclusive Guest Speakers

While at the NSLC’s summer high school marine biology program, you will meet with and learn from leaders in the marine biology community.

In past years, guest speakers have included:

Mr. Sean Schmidt
Sustainability Specialist, University of Washington

Dr. Bonnie Becker
Professor of Marine Ecology, UW Tacoma

Mr. Stu Trefry
Southwest Regional Manager, Washington State Conservation Commission

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

An important part of the NSLC summer high school marine biology program is seeing the sites around some of our nation’s greatest cities. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and exclusive educational trips specifically tailored to the area of marine biology.

These trips may include:

  • University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
  • The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
  • Everglades National Park
  • Little Havana

Leadership Training

At the heart of each of our youth leadership programs is a curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. From the beginning of your program you will learn to work as a team during an exciting Ropes Challenge Course. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Leadership topics tailored to the Marine Biology program include:

  • Personality Styles and Group Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Speaking
  • Ethical Decision-Making

Your NSLC tuition is all-inclusive. Your tuition covers course materials, housing, on-campus meals, social events and transportation throughout your program.

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We offer a comprehensive scholarship program to assist qualified students with the cost of NSLC tuition, based on financial need, academic merit and extracurriculars.

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