The Keller BLOOM Program
Date: 05/17/15 - 05/21/15
Location: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Boothbay Harbor, ME
Attendance: High School Juniors

Want to explore ocean science? Spend time in the field and in the laboratory?

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will host its 26th annual Keller BLOOM Program May 17th - 21st, 2015.

The Keller BLOOM (Bigelow Laboratory Orders Of Magnitude) Program was begun by Bigelow scientist Maureen Keller and Trustee Emeritus James McLoughlin to provide students a hands-on ocean science research experience. BLOOM offers Maine students interested in science the opportunity work alongside professional researchers, exploring the biological, chemical and geological characteristics of the local marine environment through field and laboratory work. Program participants are immersed in a research environment and, through engagement in field sampling and laboratory activities, including data collection, synthesis and analysis, learn what a career as a scientist involves.

Maine high school JUNIORS (including homeschooled students) interested in science are encouraged to apply. No prior research experience is necessary. Sixteen students will be selected to participate, Bigelow Laboratory will provide room and board under chaperoned conditions. There is no cost to participate in the program.

For TEACHERS, we have produced a short 3-4 minute video that may shown in your science class - please go to following website to view:


For an application and more details, please visit:

For questions or more information, please contact Nicole Poulton at (207) 315-2567 x513 or

Contact Name: Nicole Poulton, Ph.D.
Contact Phone: (207) 315-2567 ext. 513
Contact Email:

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