“Dive In” participants studying the marine ecology of mudflats
“Dive In” participants studying the marine ecology of mudflats
Applications for "Dive In 2014" are now being accepted from students interested in studying marine sciences at the University of Maine.

"Dive In" introduces college-bound high school seniors to marine sciences through a series of hands-on, field-oriented activities. As a recruiting program for the University of Maine's School of Marine Sciences (SMS), "Dive In" will showcase the university's marine science faculty and facilities and the academic and research opportunities available to students in Orono and at the University's marine laboratory, the Darling Marine Center (DMC) in Walpole.

The two-day program is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, August 4 and 5. The first day is at the DMC in Walpole. The second day takes place in Orono. "Dive In" is free, although transportation to and from Walpole and Orono is not included or provided.

The first 20 students who register will be accepted. Registration closes when full or on July 15.

Information and application materials are available at www.dmc.maine.edu/diveinhs.html, or by calling 563-8220.