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SSC Reopens for Weekend Visits this Summer!

(Rye, NH) Seacoast Science Center (SSC) will reopen for public visits on weekends only this summer, starting July 4th, after nearly four months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 
Open Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, visits will occur within 2-hour time sessions of 10am-noon, noon to 2pm, and 2-4pm. Advance reservations are highly recommended for SSC visitors;

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Two-Spot Octopus: Babies!

Video by Daryn Clevesy | Visitor Program Coordinator
Story by Lauren Bucciero | Marketing Intern
This March, Seacoast Science Center welcomed some new baby critters! We were fortunate to receive a female two-spot octopus with eggs from our colleagues at Dartmouth College. Octopuses lay their eggs over the course of a few months, therefore,

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May is CommuteSMART month!

by Daryn Clevesy | Visitor Program Coordinator & Green Team Member
At the Seacoast Science Center (SSC), we are always looking for steps we can take to make less of an impact on our Blue Planet. Just some of our efforts include: installing hydration stations to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles; making

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Springtime means Harbor Seal pupping time

 
Harbor seals bear their young from late April through June. As a result, the chance of seeing seals on our beaches, more specifically seal pups, increases. If you see a marine mammal on the beach, live or dead, it is important to keep back 150 feet and call the Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal

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Staying Green While Staying at Home

 
by Heidi Duncanson | SSC Green Team member
 

With Seacoast Science Center temporarily closed to the public due to the Covid-19 public health emergency, most of our staff members are working from home. This has meant an adjustment in our workflow and daily interactions, but it has also affected our routine of

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SSC provides educational resources to over 26K in first two weeks of temporary closure

 
 
During this unprecedented global health crisis, Seacoast Science Center has been hard at work to find new ways to continue to engage the community in science- and nature-based learning. Within the first two weeks of launching its new digital Your Learning Connection resource, SSC has reached over 26,000 families across New Hampshire and beyond.
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Physical Distancing and Marine Mammals: A Lesson from COVID-19

 
Brian Yurasits | Marine Mammal Rescue Community Outreach Manger
The spread of Covid-19 virus around the United States has prompted health officials to recommend that the public stay at least 6 feet away from other individuals. By now, we’re all familiar with the terms ‘Physical Distancing’ and ‘Social Distancing’, as we’ve been trying our

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SSC Announces Temporary Closure in Response to COVID-19

 
Due to the state of emergency declared by the Federal Government and the State of New Hampshire, Seacoast Science Center will be closed to the public effective 5 p.m., Saturday, March 14th, for a period of two weeks. 
At this time, the Center plans to reopen on March 29, but will continue to monitor

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Benefactor Offers Match for Wendy Tefft Social Services Program

A $1,500 dollar-for-dollar match is being offered to expand the Wendy Tefft Fund, a program that gives free Seacoast Science Center memberships to social service agencies in New Hampshire. Elaine Tefft of Bedford, founder of the Wendy E. Tefft Fund, has pledged to match all donations made in March and April 2020, up to a

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SSC Program Coordinator Earns Masters Degree

 

Emma Carey, the Program Coordinator at the Seacoast Science Center, recently graduated from Miami University of Ohio with her Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Biology through Project Dragonfly’s Global Field Program. Her studies over the past two and a half years took her abroad to Belize, Namibia, and Borneo to study

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