Ralph Imondi, Ph.D. (Director) and his team of scientists have created a variety of hands-on projects utilizing the abundant natural environment around the camp. 

·         Ecology and Evolution:  Genetic diversity, adaptation and interactions between organisms and their environment 

·         Environmental Change:  Survival and adaptation in response to change.  

·         Environmental Microbiology: Understanding how microbes exploit marine and terrestrial environments


"Our goal isn’t to make scientists out of every student. Instead, we’re using science as a strategy to put students in the center of an authentic working environment where they’re free to ask questions, to communicate and work together as a team, to think creatively about tough questions, and to tackle these questions with advanced tools. This is what characterizes scientific research settings." Ralph Imondi, Ph.D., Coastal Marine Biolabs