Wildlife for Junior Ecologists
Grades 7-12

Our only program made specifically for teens interested in research!

If you have a group of 8 students or more with an adviser, contact us! We immerse our junior scientists in the scientific process and methods. Visit a coastal field site that fits your goals and get hands on experience while learning data collection skills and improving your analytical skills.

Let us provide an experience which will change the way your students view marine and coastal habitats in a sunny and beautiful Caribbean island.

Your group of students in years 9-12 (high school) will follow the structured curriculum for the WEJS programs at MCERC. Contact the director at Mithriel@Marine-Eco.org to discuss the date and duration of a program which provides an educational opportunity in one of our locations in the Caribbean. These programs are idea for class trips of up to 10 students and 2 teachers.

Opportunities include Puerto Rico and the Turks and Caicos Islands where your group will investigate several locations of marine and coastal habitats. The local culture is incorporated into the curriculum to enrich the experience and bridge gaps that can only be achieved through first hand experience.

Dates, program fees, and duration of the program is customized to the needs of your students.

Marine and terrestrial ecology programs are now available for enrollment in 2021 and 2022.

The WEJS curriculum is customized to the needs and goals of your group and is designed to give teachers and their students a learning opportunity which includes local culture, ecology, scientific method, and an introduction to wildlife photography.

Please contact Mithriel@Marine-Eco.org to discuss coordinating a session of WEJS in South Africa for your group of 10 year 12 students (seniors) along with 2 teachers to join the MCERC faculty.

WEJS sessions are geared towards infusing students in grades 9-12 with an excitement and understanding of real-world application of STEM curricula. Our WEJS students develop confidence in their critical thinking skills in a supportive environment of peers and faculty who love what they love...being outdoors!

Your group of 6-8 students and two teachers from your school will begin with a theme of "diversity".   Each students is tasked with being the team "expert" on a topic (a species of flora or fauna) prior to arriving at the field site. MCERC faculty guide the scientific process once you arrive.

You will experience the local culture, including foods and history. Programs in warmer climates will have time for swimming and snorkeling.

Each session of the WEJS program is scheduled upon request. Sessions are customized for school groups and must include at least 2 adults per 8 students. If you are interested in setting up a WEJS field intensive program for your group, please contact us for information. Your group can create a dedicated session anywhere MCERC already runs programs! Email Nicole@Marine-Eco.org for more information.


Dates: Upon request per your group. Enrollment opens when dates are scheduled with your group.

Program fee: To be announced with week-long session open enrollment.

Registration: To be arranged with the group. Each student must enroll separately. Click on the course title to enter course and register through Pay Pal during open enrollment. You do not need a Pay Pal account to register. You do need to be signed in to the Education Hub to register for courses.

Important! Do not purchase air travel until you are notified the course has met minimum enrollment.


Maximum number of participants for this session = 10 (2 teachers from your school and 6-8 students)