CASE Junior Ocean School



Ocean Exploration for Young Adventurers
 


Students will visit Brisbane and Cairns, participating in adventure-based activities allowing students to feed their curiosity and find their path. CASE aims to create a wave of passion in students to pursue a future in STEAM and become more focused and inquisitive.

Learning Outcomes

 
  • Cultivate the interest of STEAM in the context of ocean science
  • Agile and adaptive to a fast paced learning environment
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Be effective in collaborative teamwork
  • Develop a multi-cultural awareness and global perspectives
  • Pursue personal values and set life goals
  • Be inspired to learn and take efforts to fulfill the potential 
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Program Framework

Built on the foundation of the 7 Survival Skills by Harvard Professor, Tony Wagner, the program offers three key pillars of learning: engaging ocean STEAM activities, inspiring personal and leadership development, and immersive cultural experience. 

CASE Junior Ocean School will create a wave of passion in students to pursue a future in STEAM and give them the skills to make it a reality. 

The Ultimate Ocean STEAM Experience

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International Academic Credentials

CASE Ocean School Programs are academically accredited and approved in the USA as recognised Honors Level College Preparatory courses. University of California (UC) approval demonstrates these courses are of high academic standard to prepare students for university-level studies. It ensures that CASE Ocean School graduates are identified by leading universities as high achieving, university-ready students.

In the competitive landscape of university applications both domestically and internationally, students who complete CASE Ocean School Programs will differentiate themselves from other applicants. All graduates of CASE Ocean School are eligible to receive a 5.0 GPA academic transcript.

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Seeing and Learning

 

Discovering marine biology and ocean ecology is the key focus where students explore ecosystems, food chains, adaptations, habitats and biodiversity. Students will learn unique transferable STEAM skills which they otherwise couldn’t do in their everyday life and will make an impactful personal connection with the natural world.

Doing and Acquiring Skills

 

Through engaging and hands-on experiential learning, students will experience exclusive, once in a lifetime activities, including ocean ecologist fieldwork, marine life DNA analysis, marine mammal observations, organism identification and lab work like a marine biologist. Inquiry base learning and problem base learning will enable students to find untapped passions and talents within themselves to succeed in their future studies and endeavors.

Cultural Immersion

 

Witnessing and experiencing how different cultures uniquely express themselves, encourages students to see things from different perspectives. In addition to participating in modern Australian lifestyle activities such as surfing and beach volleyball, students will also learn from the world’s oldest living civilization, the Australian Indigenous Aboriginal people. This develops a more culturally aware individual and prepares students for life in the 21st century.

Amazing Locations

 

A ‘classroom’ like no other awaits all CASE Junior Ocean School participants. Students will visit islands including Fitzroy and North Stradbroke, jump into the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and discover the mysteries of the oldest rainforest in the world, the Daintree. Brisbane offers students the vibrant metropolitan lifestyle and Cairns is a seaside escape with the Coral Sea at their feet. A visit to the Queensland University of Technology offers an insight into a world class learning environment. 

Inspirational Speakers

 

An unforgettable experience awaits all CASE Junior Ocean School students. During personalised presentations and special events, students hear directly from guest speakers including ocean researchers, conservationists, educators, entrepreneurial minds and explorers.

Personal Development

 

Throughout the expedition students engage in mPOWER modules aimed to provide principles and guidance for their future endeavours. Students will learn the growth mindset, a concept developed by Prof. Carol Dweck of Stanford University.

Students will learn to:

  • Embrace challenges
  • Believe talent and ability can be developed
  • View failure as a chance to grow and persist despite obstacles
  • Understand effort leads to success
  • Be inspired by the success of others
  • Adopt an “I want to keep improving” attitude
  • Learn from criticism

CASE Junior Ocean School Program

Location: Brisbane, Cairns Australia
Duration: 12 Days in country
Open to Students: Years 7, 8 & 9
Dates: July

Program Schedule*

Parent Testimonials

Student Testimonials

Cooperative Program Partners

CASE Junior Ocean School

 
Ocean Exploration for Young Adventurers
 

Students will visit Brisbane and Cairns, participating in adventure-based activities allowing students to feed their curiosity and find their path. CASE aims to create a wave of passion in students to pursue a future in STEAM and become more focused and inquisitive.

Learning Outcomes

 
  • Cultivate the interest of STEAM in the context of ocean science
  • Agile and adaptive to a fast paced learning environment
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Be effective in collaborative teamwork
  • Develop a multi-cultural awareness and global perspectives
  • Pursue personal values and set life goals
  • Be inspired to learn and take efforts to fulfill the potential 

 

Ocean-School-logo-Colour-Green-Text-b-min

Program Framework

 

Built on the foundation of the 7 Survival Skills by Harvard Professor, Tony Wagner, the program offers three key pillars of learning: engaging ocean STEAM activities, inspiring personal and leadership development, and immersive cultural experience. 

CASE Junior Ocean School will create a wave of passion in students to pursue a future in STEAM and give them the skills to make it a reality. 

The Ultimate Ocean STEAM Experience

cjo-blocks5-min
uc-logo2-min

CASE Ocean School Programs are academically accredited and approved in the USA as recognised Honors Level College Preparatory courses. University of California (UC) approval demonstrates these courses are of high academic standard to prepare students for university-level studies. It ensures that CASE Ocean School graduates are identified by leading universities as high achieving, university-ready students.

In the competitive landscape of university applications both domestically and internationally, students who complete CASE Ocean School Programs will differentiate themselves from other applicants. All graduates of CASE Ocean School are eligible to receive a 5.0GPA academic transcript.

Seeing and Learning

 

Discovering marine biology and ocean ecology is the key focus where students explore ecosystems, food chains, adaptations, habitats and biodiversity. Students will learn unique transferable STEAM skills which they otherwise couldn’t do in their everyday life and will make an impactful personal connection with the natural world.

Doing and Acquiring Skills

 

Through engaging and hands-on experiential learning, students will experience exclusive, once in a lifetime activities, including ocean ecologist fieldwork, marine life DNA analysis, marine mammal observations, organism identification and lab work like a marine biologist. Inquiry base learning and problem base learning will enable students to find untapped passions and talents within themselves to succeed in their future studies and endeavors.

Cultural Immersion

 

Witnessing and experiencing how different cultures uniquely express themselves, encourages students to see things from different perspectives. In addition to participating in modern Australian lifestyle activities such as surfing and beach volleyball, students will also learn from the world’s oldest living civilization, the Australian Indigenous Aboriginal people. This develops a more culturally aware individual and prepares students for life in the 21st century.

Amazing Locations

 

A ‘classroom’ like no other awaits all CASE Junior Ocean School participants. Students will visit islands including Fitzroy and North Stradbroke, jump into the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and discover the mysteries of the oldest rainforest in the world, the Daintree. Brisbane offers students the vibrant metropolitan lifestyle and Cairns is a seaside escape with the Coral Sea at their feet. A visit to the Queensland University of Technology offers an insight into a world class learning environment. 

Inspirational Speakers

 

An unforgettable experience awaits all CASE Junior Ocean School students. During personalised presentations and special events, students hear directly from guest speakers including ocean researchers, conservationists, educators, entrepreneurial minds and explorers.

Personal Development

 

Throughout the expedition students engage in mPOWER modules aimed to provide principles and guidance for their future endeavours. Students will learn the growth mindset, a concept developed by Prof. Carol Dweck of Stanford University.

Students will learn to:

  • Embrace challenges
  • Believe talent and ability can be developed
  • View failure as a chance to grow and persist despite obstacles
  • Understand effort leads to success
  • Be inspired by the success of others
  • Adopt an “I want to keep improving” attitude
  • Learn from criticism

CASE Junior Ocean School Program

 

Location: Brisbane, Cairns Australia
Duration: 12 Days in country
Open to Students: Years 7, 8 & 9
Dates: July

Program Schedule

Parent Testimonials

Student Testimonials

Cooperative Program Partners