But for Dr. Hoskins-Brown, the next generation of scientists shouldn’t start and stop with college students. That’s why she founded SSU’s Coast Camp in 2007.
For 10 years, Coast Camp has been on a mission to boost ocean literacy for Savannah’s underserved seven- to 18-year-olds. For a whole month, kids explore the outdoors and jump into sea-centric activities and trips. They’re dolphin watching on SSU research boats. Visiting the Georgia Aquarium and touring Pin Point Heritage Museum. And studying topics like sea level rise, coast water runoff, and beach erosion. Coast Camp even teaches to Georgia science standards to help the campers when they return to school in the fall.
The best part? Seeing the kids grow into Coast Camp counselors, or better yet, marine and environmental science majors when they head off to college. Who knows: They may just end up as Dr. Hoskins-Brown’s graduate students one day, up to their waists in muddy water. Seriously Impressive