Program Highlights

Study the ocean environment including the various types of marine ecosystems and diverse marine life found within.
Explore various marine vertebrates and invertebrates and their anatomy through hands-on dissections.
Learn about various human and natural factors threatening our oceans and marine life today, as well as current and prospective conservation efforts.
Meet with various professionals within the field to learn about the various paths and research opportunities you can pursue as a marine biologist.

Residential Tuition:

Extended Commuter Tuition:
$3,598 Tuition will increase to $3,698 after November 30th

Commuter Tuition:
$2, 998 Tuition will increase to $3,098 after November 30th


July 2, 2023 July 14, 2023


Austin, TX
Austin, TX

Course Overview

Roughly 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by our oceans, of which more than 80% remain unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored. There is a vast and diverse amount of marine life and ecosystems found in our oceans – those both discovered and researched, and those still wading in the depths. Summer Springboard’s course in Marine Biology will offer students the opportunity to explore these various marine life and ecosystems, and more, through quality instruction and hands-on activities. Students will explore the anatomy of select marine life, learn about the different habitats they live in and the ways their ecosystems interact, study various threats facing our oceans and marine life today, and hear from leading experts in the field.

Meet your instructor

Courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.

Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning

Austin, Texas, is full of unique plants and wildlife species. Students will get an opportunity to explore nature, attend an interactive adventure with marine life at the Austin Aquarium and meet with Marine biologists and other professionals in the field.

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program