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SSC wins Best of Seacoast for kids birthday parties!

The Seacoast Science Center was voted number one for the best place to have a kid’s birthday party on the Seacoast! The contest, held over the summer by Seacoast Media Group, gave community members the opportunity to vote for their favorite businesses throughout the region. 
It’s no surprise to us that we are number one! Parties

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Humpbacks off the beach in Salisbury?

September 21 update: We have not received reports of whale sightings since Tuesday, Sept. 19 and believe the whales have moved offshore due to the recent wave activity. 

Yes! It’s true! 
You may have heard from the news or other social media outlets that there have been whales feeding within 100′ from the

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Marine Science Curriculum for elementary educators

A new rocky shore marine science curriculum is now available for educators to download free of charge from the Seacoast Science Center’s website.
The Rocky Shore Marine Science Curriculum: An Ecosystem Unit for Elementary Educators was created to provide New Hampshire elementary teachers and their students with a comprehensive, standards-based science unit. 
The Rocky Shore Marine Science Curriculum is a user-friendly,

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SSC celebrates 25th anniversary

The Seacoast Science Center (SSC) celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday, September 9 with a free community event attended by 4,000+ people, a proclamation issued by Governor Chris Sununu, and the unveiling of a sculpture honoring the Center’s founding president, Wendy Lull. The day capped off 25 weeks of special educational activities offered through the

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Master’s degree conservation study in Belize

by Emma Carey | SSC staff naturalist

I recently enrolleded as a graduate student in Project Dragonfly’s Global Field Program through Miami University in Ohio. I am pursuing my Master of Arts in Teaching in Biological Sciences, and focusing on conservation education. The two-and-a-half year program is conducted online and includes three trips to

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SSC’s Kate Leavitt hits the national marine education scene

SSC’s Director of Mission, Kate Leavitt, recently hit the Carolina lowcountry, to attend the National Marine Educator Association’s (NMEA) annual national conference. This year’s conference, Seas of Change, was hosted by the South Carolina Marine Educators Association, the SC chapter of NMEA, in Charleston, SC. NMEA’s mission is to make known the world of

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Second dead minke whale in a month washes ashore in Rye

By KEVIN LANDRIGAN
New Hampshire Union Leader
August 19. 2017 5:14PM

RYE – A second dead minke whale in less than a month has washed ashore off New Hampshire’s seacoast, Fish and Game officials confirmed Saturday.
Officials said they believe the small whale was dead before it came ashore on Foss Beach in

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Coral Reef Restoration

Seacoast Science Center Aquarist Rob Royer recently traveled to Key Largo, FL to assist the Coral Restoration Foundation with their coral reef regrowth efforts. Learn about their work in this video (underwater footage shot by Rob), and more about coral reef habitats and their decline at the Center’s new Coral Reefs exhibit.
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Two Northern MA Cases

Our MMR Team assists NOAA Marine Fisheries in responding to the northern MA coast.  Below is a live female weanling harbor seal at Salisbury Reservation. The plan was to take her down to our friends at National Marine Life Center for rehabilitation, but shortly after transport began, she crashed quickly. She was taken to New

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Minke Whale lands in Great Bay

We responded to a deceased small Minke Whale in that washed ashore in Great Bay last week. It was first spotted at the mouth of the Piscataqua on Saturday, July 22nd, and landed on shore up in Great Bay on Tuesday, July 25th. It was decomposing, so a full necropsy was not feasible, but with

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