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Learn about our latest efforts to promote ocean health, enjoy amazing creature features, and discover what happens behind the SSC scenes. Follow #OceanRunnerNH to join the Healthy Ocean or Bust movement.

#OceanRunnerNH: Dopey Challenge Recap

SSC’s Ocean Runner Nichole fills fans in on her experience while participating in the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World in Florida. The race, held January 5-8, 2017, consisted of a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon, totaling 48.6 miles. Nichole chose to run for greater purpose than her own personal satisfaction. As Vice President

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Lumpfish

With its triangular shape, beautiful coloration, unique ability to adhere itself vertically to submerged structures and engaging face, the lumpfish is a favorite of Seacoast Science Center staff and visitors. Aquarist Rob Royer shares the fact about the lumpfish that reside at the Center.
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Supporters for 25 years: Howard and Phyllis Crosby

Heidi Duncanson | Development and Communications Coordinator
Howard and Phyllis Crosby had their eye on the Seacoast Science Center even before its official opening 25 years ago. The view from their home in New Castle looks right across Little Harbor to Odiorne Point and the Isles of Shoals, so they had a keen interest in

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Seacoast Science Center celebrates 25 years of ocean education

The Seacoast Science Center has been a favorite destination for families since it opened its doors in 1992. Located in historic Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, the Center provides exceptional marine and environmental education through programs, exhibits, marine mammal rescue, and interpretation of Odiorne Point State Park.
“Our mission is to inform people

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Sea Star Wasting Disease

 
Mike Doherty | Program Naturalist
If you visited the Center recently, you may have noticed an odd-looking sea star or two. That is because many of them had begun to autotomise their own arms, meaning purposefully disconnecting them from their bodies.
Sea stars are known drop limbs for a number of reasons; one being

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SSC awarded Townsquare Media’s Year of Service Quarterly Partner

Townsquare Media New Hampshire, in conjunction with the Grappone Automotive Group, officially announced their 2017 Year of Service partners following a celebratory luncheon held on Wednesday, February 22 at their Dover headquarters.
The Seacoast Science Center was one of eight quarterly partners announced.  Other quarterly partners include New Horizons for New Hampshire, Half Moon Sober Festival,

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From seal face masks to behind-the-scenes tasks: volunteers do it all!

Allan Waterfield | Vice President of Operations
The Seacoast Science Center, like most non-profits, depends upon volunteers to fulfill its mission. Volunteers provide support in many different ways. In 2016 over 500 individuals volunteered at the Center, where they provide a total of 11,198.5 hours of service. Over 50 percent of this time was donated

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Seacoast Science Center goes coast to coast!

Mike Doherty | Naturalist
How are kids from California and British Columbia getting up close and personal with sea stars and periwinkles from the New Hampshire coast? By engaging in streaming educational programs presented by Seacoast Science Center that allow our naturalists to interact directly with students anywhere in the world!
The Center is a very popular field trip

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Collaborating with SSC using the NGSS (and more)!

Thom Smith, an elementary school teacher in Bradford, NH  is currently on McAuliffe Sabbatical, collaborating with Center staff to develop a Rocky Shore Curriculum, which will be a free and readily available resource for elementary level educators upon its completion.
Thom Smith | McAuliffe Sabbatical | Elementary School Teacher, Bradford, NH
Originally posted February 8, 2017 on Thom’s

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Blue + green = smart moves for the environment

Heidi Duncanson | Development and Communications Coordinator
When you’re a science center focused on keeping the ocean clean and “blue,” what do you call your committee focused on “green” initiatives? We call it the Teal Team, because what happens on land makes a direct impact on ocean health!
Our Teal Team is made up of six

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