Science & Environment is the academically challenging component of our camps. We offer intellectually stimulating science-workshops through partnerships with the University of California at Berkeley South Pacific Research Labs in Moorea ( http://www.moorea.berkeley.edu/ ) and the National Center for Ocean Research CRIOBE ( http://criobe.pf/ ). Our science curriculum includes theory studies on proper research methodology (research question, research design, hypothesis testing, data gathering, data analysis, presentation) as well as practical research field work: students visit and work in research labs of these academic institutions and participate in hands-on projects with the support of research scientists who introduce them to science studies in marine biology (ocean sustainability, life of coral reef, biodiversity), geology (tectonics, rock formation, volcanic activity), island biology (flora and fauna) as well as some biochemistry and pharmacology. Field work includes boat outings on the reef, snorkeling to gather data, samples and readings. Students work on their own science project; they will then present their findings to local community members (hence practicing presentation skills learned in the leadership program).