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Henry Hall

Henry Hall Program

公和我做好爽In August 1982, the Aquarium established the Henry Hall Endowment Fund to provide free educational opportunities for students who attend or are graduates of the Baltimore City Public School System. Since then, awards totaling more than $900,000 have been provided to Baltimore City Public School middle school, high school, and college students through the Henry Hall Program.

The program provides exciting excursions and educational and career opportunities for students interested in marine and environmental science. It also offers paid internships for college students and provides one-year $1,000 scholarships for studies in biology, engineering, environmental science, and aquatic science.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 Henry Hall program. Accepted applicants will be notified of a decision on or around April 1, 2020.

2020 Camps

Rising Grade 5 | Watershed Wonders: Chesapeake Bay

Who: Rising Grade 5
When: August 10 to August 14, 2020
Time: 8:30 am to 4 pm each day

Did you ever wonder what animals live in and around the Chesapeake Bay? This four-day study explores the Chesapeake Bay's watershed as we seine for fish, crabs and shrimp; discover marsh invertebrates and birds; and learn how to take scientific samples. Spend a day kayaking in the Chesapeake Bay watershed environments and take a peek at the Aquarium's Bay exhibits. Participants will be paddling their own kayak with a partner. This summer camp includes transportation from the Aquarium to kayaking sites, kayak instruction and equipment, and lunch. Three Aquarium educators lead this camp.

Rising Grade 6 | Week on the Bay

Who: Rising Grade 6
When:公和我做好爽 July 6 to July 10, 2020

Spend the week at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Horn Point Lab on the Eastern Shore. Discover Chesapeake marshes and waterways through beach seining, canoe trips, water testing and other aquatic exploration. Visit an oyster hatchery, encounter Bay animals at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, sail aboard a skipjack and tour the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. This summer camp includes round-trip van transportation from the National Aquarium, plus lodging and meals. Three Aquarium educators and an EMT lead this camp.

Rising Grade 7 | Gulf of Mexico

Who: Rising Grade 7
When:公和我做好爽 August 10 to August 14, 2020

The Gulf of Mexico is a unique ecosystem. Join educators from the Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and explore the bayou on land, sea and in a lab setting. This camp will have a strong emphasis on learning about the biodiversity of organisms found in this unique habitat. Activities will include trawling, going on a research boat, visiting barrier islands and exploring the Mississippi Aquarium. Camp housing will be at the Marine Education Center. This summer camp includes round-trip airfare from BWI, transportation to and from Ocean Springs, lodging and meals. Three Aquarium educators and an EMT lead this camp.

Rising Grade 8 | Sea Turtle Watch

Who: Rising Grade 8
When: July 27 to July 31, 2020

Sea turtles face many threats to their survival, but you can help improve the odds! Join researchers from the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Aquarium staff on nightly patrols of nesting areas to protect these vulnerable reptiles. You will also assist in collecting information on nesting patterns. This in-depth, hands-on experience will be based out of the dorms of Florida Atlantic University's Jupiter campus in Jupiter, Florida. There will also be time for beachcombing and habitat exploration. This summer camp includes round-trip airfare from BWI, transportation to and from Jupiter, lodging and meals. Three Aquarium educators and an EMT lead this camp.

** Prior Henry Hall Summer Camp participation preferred

Rising Grade 9 | Coastal Maine Discovery

Who: Rising Grade 9
When: June 29 to July 3, 2020

Discover the incredible diversity of life on the rocks on Maine's southern coast. Explore rocky shorelines; learn about lobster biology; take a wildlife spotting cruise looking for puffins, seals and other marine life; and more. Camp housing will be at Camp Oceanwood in Ocean Park, Maine. This summer camp includes round-trip airfare from BWI, transportation to and from Ocean Park, lodging and meals. Three Aquarium educators and an EMT lead this camp.

** Prior Henry Hall Summer Camp participation preferred

Rising Grade 10 | Issues Investigations in San Diego

Who: Rising Grade 10
When:公和我做好爽 July 27 to July 31, 2020

Dive deep into issues surrounding marine habitats. Learn from researchers and content experts about the issues that animals are facing in their habitats and come up with solutions to help them. Explore the Scripps Institute for Oceanography and the San Diego Zoo as a part of this experience. Camp housing will be at the University of California, San Diego campus. This summer camp includes round-trip airfare from BWI, transportation to and from San Diego, lodging and meals. Three Aquarium educators and an EMT lead this camp.

Rising Grade 11 | Coral Reef Ecology

Who: Rising Grade 11
When: August 3 to August 7, 2020

Coral reefs are teeming with life, from fish and sea stars, to dolphins and sea turtles. But these delicate ecosystems are being threatened by human activities. Learn to snorkel and put your skills to use at several different sites, kayak through a mangrove, comb the beach looking for wildlife, visit a sea turtle hospital, and experience the cultural history of the Florida Keys. This summer camp includes round-trip airfare from BWI, transportation to and from Pigeon Key, lodging and meals. Participants must feel comfortable in water where they cannot touch the bottom.公和我做好爽 Three Aquarium educators and an EMT lead this camp.

** Prior Henry Hall Summer Camp participation preferred

Rising Grade 12 | Sharks!

Who: Rising Grade 12
When:公和我做好爽 July 20 to July 24, 2020

公和我做好爽Sharks are found in every ocean on Earth and none are as feared as the great white. In this camp, we will travel to Cape Cod and learn about these powerful predators: where they live, what they eat and how they have survived for thousands of years. We will explore Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and the nooks and crannies of the cape. This summer camp includes round-trip airfare from BWI, transportation to and from Cape Cod, lodging and meals. Three Aquarium educators and an EMT lead this camp.

** Prior Henry Hall Summer Camp participation preferred

Henry Hall: A Legacy of Learning

公和我做好爽Henry Hall (1896–1979) was an engineer, world traveler, teacher, aquarist, inventor, and philanthropist. An African-American, he served as a mentor to Baltimore's black engineers when there were few opportunities for them in the profession. His community involvement and belief in learning helped shape the Aquarium

公和我做好爽Mr. Hall traveled around the world, observing and collecting aquatic animals. He devoted his entire Mosher Street basement to the care of rare freshwater tropical fish, an alligator, an electric eel, and a shark. In 1977, he donated his entire collection to the future National Aquarium, Baltimore, which opened in 1981.

公和我做好爽Today, the Aquarium carries on the dreams of the late Mr. Hall through the program that bears his name. In 2002, a wax figure was made and dedicated in his honor, made possible by a partnership between the Aquarium and the Great Blacks in Wax Museum.

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