2022 LSP Class Project!
Clam Bayou Marine Education Center
The current LSP class is busy with their important Class Project. As tradition, the class is pooling their talents, working long hours, and preparing for the manual labor that will transform a vital part of our St Pete Community. During the opening retreat on January 8th, the class of 39 St Pete professionals came to a consensus on this year’s project: Clam Bayou Marine Education Center. Take a moment to discover the subject of this year's LSP Class Project!
For the past 15 years, the Clam Bayou Marine Education Center has operated as a partnership between the University of South Florida and the City of St. Petersburg. USF reports the facility greatly amplifies its programming capabilities. Below are just two programs enabled by the Clam Bayou Marine Education Center. Even more, can be found on the Clam Bayou USF website.
Oceanography Camp for Girls
Established in 1991, OCG is an annual 3-week summer ocean science exploration program for young women in Pinellas County. Under the mentoring of professors, research scientists, and graduate students, girls are directly involved in STEM disciplines in which women and minorities are most often underrepresented. Learn more at this video link.
Guardians of the Gulf
Clam Bayou's newest program introduces youth to the suite of upcoming STEM jobs and technologies emerging in the battle against climate change and sea-level rise. Programs are meant to empower underserved youth to champion our future needs for coastal protection. Learn more at this video link.