STEAMpunk Ocean


The STEAMpunk Ocean program enriches youths’ experience and knowledge of marine conservation and STEAM through youth-directed projects and inquiry, career explorations and collaborative expert partnerships.


The STEAMpunk Ocean program is designed to introduce youth between the ages of 10 and 18 to a multitude of activities that integrate Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Science with SCUBA and develop youth leadership skills in conservation. Each session, students will complete a capstone experience where they will have an opportunity to utilize the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and display appropriate dispositions consistent with being advocates of conservation.


Each session, we offer scuba clinics, diving classes, and STEAM workshops. Divers will develop their diving and science skills leading to research field trip.  We also plan local community projects, including environmental cleanup events, ocean engineering challenges, and other projects our members are interested in leading.

2021-2022 Schedule


All session will be scheduled on Wednesday Nights from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Oct 27, 2021      What is a STEAMpunk and getting to know you class. 

Nov 3, 2021       Getting to know us - ICEBREAKER Meeting with the STEAMpunk Team and other students. Find out                                exactly what being STEAMpunk means to us and hear about the fun things we have on the agenda for                            this year.

Nov 10, 2021     Dr. Karen Neeley - Coral Disease of the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas

Nov 17, 2021     Ship to Shore conversation with the EV Nautilus and the EV ROV project returning to                                                Papahanaumokuakea Marine Monument conducting ROV surveys on seamounts to document coral and                            sponge communities


NOV 24, 2021      Thanksgiving Holiday - no virtual session

DEC 1, 2021       Bioluminescence in the deep 


DEC 8, 2021       Our first hands-on activity. Simple Circuit Great Cards. Space is limited so make sure to sign up early!

DEC 15, 2021     TBD

Holiday Break 

Jan 12, 2022      I.CARE -  Islamorada Conservation & Restoration Education Presentation! 

Keep an eye on this space
Classes that are being developed for this year
Some of our visiting scientist

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Dr. Karen Neely
Coral disease 
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Dr. Kylie Smith
Coral restoration
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Calvin Mires
Project recovery
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Capt Laurel Seaborn
Marine archaeology 
Technology Class