Middle School

Recruitment for the 2018–19 school year is now closed.

Program Details

The Student Oceanography Club (SOC) is a program for middle school students who are interested in learning about local ecosystems, marine science and ocean conservation. SOC encourages students to develop a personal connection to the ocean and make a difference in their local communities.

Over the course of the school year, SOC participants will explore the kelp forest ecosystem through engaging, hands-on experiences. Students will get outdoors, hear from local researchers and visit scientific institutions. With mentoring from high school and adult volunteers and Aquarium staff, they will join a supportive community of life-long learners and explorers.


  • Grade level: Middle school (grades 6–8)
  • Ages: 11–14
  • Attend all program dates

Important Dates:

SOC meetings are held the first Tuesday evening (6:30–8:30 p.m.) and third Saturday (time and locations vary) of every month, from October through May (exceptions may occur on holidays)

How to Apply:

Recruitment for the 2018–19 school year is now closed. Applications for the 2019–20 school year will be available online in June 2019.

For more information about SOC, email Teen Programs at teenprograms@mbayaq.org.