High School Marine Biology Program (HSMB)

Check back in early 2019 for more information.

Questions? Email us at youth@sheddaquarium.org.

Program Overview
So you want to be a marine biologist, but aren’t sure where to start? We’ve got the answer with Shedd Aquarium’s High School Marine Biology Program. First, go behind the scenes at Shedd and work with Shedd experts to learn about unique Bahamian flora and fauna, research techniques and important environmental issues. Then travel to the Bahamas and live aboard Shedd’s research vessel, the R/V Coral Reef II. While at sea you’ll experience life as a marine science researcher, immersing yourself in discoveries by conducting research and developing solutions to important Bahamian ecological challenges. Dive in and apply now!

Click here to read reflections from previous HSMB participants!

Environmental education programs are powered in part by support from Exelon.

What our participants had to say

I feel a lot different after this trip. Before the trip I had no clue what marine biology really looked like, and now I definitely feel as though I have gotten to see what it's really like. I also would have never imagined having the amazing experience that I had and this trip has definitely made me want to do marine biology even more than I did before."

“The highlight was definitely figuring out what I want to do with my life. There were so many directions my life could have gone in before HSMB, everything science related, but now I know I want to go into marine science specifically.”