MANTA is a non-profit organization that offers marine science education programs to high school and college students. Students live aboard a large catamaran sailboat in the British Virgin Islands while being immersed in marine science, receiving their PADI scuba diving certification, and learning to sail. MANTA’s research scientists and instructors teach in a “flippers on” style, and the syllabus includes lectures and labs on several aspects of marine science based on the Ocean Literacy principles and concepts, as well as active participation in publishable marine research. The summer 2010 programs are scheduled and open for enrollment. Visit www.manta-online.org for additional information, including trip details and the online application. The college program is offered through the Center for International Education of the College of Charleston. Feel free to email Rusty.Day@manta-online.org with any questions.