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FIELD TRIPS

The K-12 academic year field classes are available through Discovery Hall Programs with a variety of field trips, labs, and lectures designed specifically for students of those ages. These programs are available from September through May and are by reservation only. Programs may be incorporated into short day trips, or into 1 to 4-day field trips for groups staying overnight. Due to the availability of classroom space, the maximum number of participants allowed per activity is 35, unless otherwise stated.

supports classroom learning in:
Biology, Botany, Environmental Studies, Marine Sciences, STEM

topics covered:
Animal Biology, Barrier Island, Coastal Wetlands, Ecology, Marine Botany, Marine Science, Ocean Science, STEM

contact info
Name: Scheduling Coordinator Jennifer Latour
Phone: 251-861-2141 x7511
Email: scheduler@disl.edu

INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies Registration: Email, Phone Cost: Fee

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

The BayMobile is the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's science classroom on wheels and it can be a part of your classroom lesson or your next event. The BayMobile was created to reach students in schools that may not have the means to travel to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Campus. On average, the BayMobile reaches more than 13,000 additional K-12 students throughout the state.

supports classroom learning in:
Biology, Botany, Environmental Studies, Marine Sciences, STEM

topics covered:
Animal Biology, Barrier Island, Coastal Wetlands, Ecology, Marine Botany, Marine Science, Ocean Science, STEM

contact info
Name: Scheduling Coordinator Jennifer Latour
Phone: 251-861-2141 x 7511
Email: scheduler@disl.edu

INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies Registration: Email, Phone Cost: Fee

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

We offer a wide variety of virtual classes for all ages of learners. Classes address everything from coastal history to important scientific concepts. Given prior notice, Discovery Hall Programs can also work with an educator to address specific ocean-related topics of interest.
Classes are approximately one hour long and include time for participants to ask questions of the instructor.

supports classroom learning in:
Biology, Botany, Environmental Studies, Marine Sciences, STEM

topics covered:
Animal Biology, Barrier Island, Coastal Wetlands, Ecology, Marine Botany, Marine Science, Ocean Science, STEM

contact info
Name: Scheduling Coordinator Jennifer Latour
Phone: 251-861-2141 x 7511
Email: scheduler@disl.edu

INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies Program Type: Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies Registration: Email, Phone Cost: Fee

ABOUT

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is the state of Alabama’s marine research and education center. The DISL was founded in 1971 by the State of Alabama Legislature to maximize the marine sciences capabilities of several Alabama colleges and universities and minimize duplication. Today, there’s a hands-on learning experience for every age to learn about our world’s ocean. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Campus is located on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, a barrier island in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

contact info

Hrs: Vary. See Website

FIELD TRIPS

Merit Badge Programs hosted by Discovery Hall Programs focus on science, nature, environmental or STEM-themed activities. Programs include oceanography, kayaking, citizen science, using GPS technology, building an underwater robot, and career exploration. For scheduling reasons, we do not currently offer Scout workshops during our Summer program (June - August).

supports scout badges in:
Biology, Botany, Environmental Studies, Marine Sciences, STEM

topics covered:
Animal Biology, Barrier Island, Coastal Wetlands, Ecology, Marine Botany, Marine Science, Ocean Science, STEM

contact info
Name: Scheduling Coordinator Jennifer Latour
Phone: 251-861-2141 x 7511
Email: scheduler@disl.edu

INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies Registration: Email, Phone Cost: Fee

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

The BayMobile is the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's science classroom on wheels and it can be a part of your scout program or your next special event. The BayMobile was created to reach scouts that may not have the means to travel to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Campus. On average, the BayMobile reaches more than 13,000 additional K-12 students throughout the state.

topics covered:
Animal Biology, Barrier Island, Coastal Wetlands, Ecology, Marine Botany, Marine Science, Ocean Science, STEM

contact info
Name: Scheduling Coordinator Jennifer Latour
Phone: 251-861-2141 x 7511
Email: scheduler@disl.edu

INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies Program Type: Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies Registration: Email, Phone Cost: Fee

ABOUT

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is the state of Alabama’s marine research and education center. The DISL was founded in 1971 by the State of Alabama Legislature to maximize the marine sciences capabilities of several Alabama colleges and universities and minimize duplication. Today, there’s a hands-on learning experience for every age to learn about our world’s ocean. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Campus is located on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, a barrier island in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

contact info

Hrs: Vary. See website

FIELD TRIPS

The K-12 academic year field classes are available through Discovery Hall Programs with a variety of field trips, labs, and lectures designed specifically for students of those ages. These programs are available from September through May and are by reservation only. Programs may be incorporated into short day trips, or into 1 to 4-day field trips for groups staying overnight. Due to the availability of classroom space, the maximum number of participants allowed per activity is 35, unless otherwise stated.

supports classroom learning in:
Biology, Botany, Environmental Studies, Marine Sciences, STEM

topics covered:
Animal Biology, Barrier Island, Coastal Wetlands, Ecology, Marine Botany, Marine Science, Ocean Science, STEM

contact info
Name: Scheduling Coordinator Jennifer Latour
Phone: 251-861-2141 x 7511
Email: scheduler@disl.edu

INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activitiers Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies Registration: Email, Phone Cost: Fee

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

We offer a wide variety of virtual classes for all ages of learners. Classes address everything from coastal history to important scientific concepts. Given prior notice, Discovery Hall Programs can also work with an educator to address specific ocean-related topics of interest.
Classes are approximately one hour long and include time for participants to ask questions of the instructor.

supports classroom learning in:
Biology, Botany, Environmental Studies, Marine Sciences, STEM

topics covered:
Animal Biology, Barrier Island, Coastal Wetlands, Ecology, Marine Botany, Marine Science, Ocean Science, STEM

contact info
Name: Scheduling Coordinator Jennifer Latour
Phone: 251-861-2141 x 7511
Email: scheduler@disl.edu

INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies Program Type: Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: VariesRecommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies Registration: Email, Phone Cost: Fee

ABOUT

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is the state of Alabama’s marine research and education center. The DISL was founded in 1971 by the State of Alabama Legislature to maximize the marine sciences capabilities of several Alabama colleges and universities and minimize duplication. Today, there’s a hands-on learning experience for every age to learn about our world’s ocean. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Campus is located on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, a barrier island in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

contact info

Hrs: Vary. See website

FAMILY OUTINGS

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab offers several programs year-round for all ages to be a part of the experience together. Excursions, Boardwalk Talks, Family Camp, and Science Fridays are a few of the opportunities available. The Alabama Aquarium, the official Aquarium of Alabama, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week.

topics covered:
Animal Biology, Barrier Island, Coastal Wetlands, Ecology, Marine Botany, Marine Science, Ocean Science, STEM

contact info
Name: Scheduling Coordinator Jennifer Latour
Phone: 251-861-2141 x 7511
Email: scheduler@disl.edu

INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies Registration: Email, Phone Cost: Fee

SUMMER CAMPS

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Discovery Hall Programs offers a variety of summer camps, ranging from single-day programs to residential camps and academic courses. Our highly qualified educators will guide campers and students through all activities, and residential students are well-supervised by our exceptional counselors. Registration for our summer 2023 programs opens on February 1, 2023. Camp registrations are processed in the order in which they are received.

topics covered:
Animal Biology, Barrier Island, Coastal Wetlands, Ecology, Marine Botany, Marine Science, Ocean Science, STEM

contact info
Name: Scheduling Coordinator Jennifer Latour
Phone: 251-861-2141 x 7511
Email: scheduler@disl.edu

INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Programs, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies Cost: Fee

ABOUT

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is the state of Alabama’s marine research and education center. The DISL was founded in 1971 by the State of Alabama Legislature to maximize the marine sciences capabilities of several Alabama colleges and universities and minimize duplication. Today, there’s a hands-on learning experience for every age to learn about our world’s ocean. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Campus is located on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, a barrier island in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

contact info

Hrs: Vary. See website

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