October Half-Term camp scholarships available!

September 7, 2023

Darwin Plus is funding 14 scholarships for local students to attend October half-term Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp

Funded by the UK government through Darwin Plus, 14 Caymanian students ages 14-17 will be selected to participate in the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI’s) week-long Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp (CMEC) during the October half-term. During the CMEC, students focus on tropical marine ecology and conservation. Learning from CCMI scientists & educators, no two days are the same as campers dive, snorkel, and explore a pristine reef system. Students will stay at the Little Cayman Research Centre, a remote field station, and learn first-hand about CCMI’s cutting-edge research. They gain a certificate of completion for attending the CMEC to add to their CVs as well as a real insight into the industry. The programme also includes fun activities of a camp with beach games, kayaking, beach bonfires, and exploring Little Cayman’s environment. This programme will help CCMI support young Caymanian students by instilling a passion for protecting marine biodiversity in the Cayman Islands.

Discover, learn, and make memories that last a lifetime – apply today for the ultimate marine journey!



Applicant Requirements:

  • Caymanian
  • Between the ages of 14-17
  • Interest in marine science

WHEN: Applications due: 5:00 pm Friday, 29th September 2023

Seven-day residential CMEC at the Little Cayman Research Centre:  Sunday 22nd October – Saturday 28th October 2023.

WHERE: CMEC takes place at the Little Cayman Research Centre, Little Cayman

For more information about the CMEC programme, please visit our Education Programmes page. To complete the application for a scholarship to attend the October half-term CMEC, please CLICK HERE. Completed applications should be emailed to the Education team by 5:00 pm on Friday, 29th September 2023.