Behind the SSCenes

Touch Tank Scientists: Diving Deeper with Inquiry

Kate Leavitt | Director of Mission
Kate earned a Master of Arts degree in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly and its Global Field Program in December 2018. As part of her studies, she conducted research on inquiry-based learning based at the Seacoast Science Center. Kate’s research report, Touch Tank Scientists: Diving Deeper with

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Seacoast Science Center Staff Members Earn Masters degrees in Biology

Heidi Duncanson | Development and Communications Coordinator
Two staff members at the Seacoast Science Center (SSC) have recently earned Master of Arts degrees in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly and its Global Field Program. The Center’s Director of Mission Kate Leavitt and School & Group Program Manager Sarah Perez have both completed two

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Master’s Degree Research Trip to Namibia

by Emma Carey | Program Assistant
It has been a lifelong dream of mine to travel to Africa to see all of the amazing wildlife that inhabits the continent. This past July, I was able to realize this dream through Miami University of Ohio’s Project Dragonfly graduate program, which took me to the beautiful country

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Meet Jim Brown, Director of Major Gifts

Jim Brown joined our crew in July as the Center’s first Major Gifts officer and is responsible for the Seacoast Science Center’s major-gift fundraising and planned giving program.
Dear Friends,
Since moving to the Seacoast of New Hampshire more than 20 years ago, the Seacoast Science Center and Odiorne Point State Park have been

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Fin Whale skeleton moving on to higher education

The fin whale skeleton that was located by the Center’s main entrance, has moved on to a new home: Knox College in Galesburg, IL. As part of a renovation of their science building, the skeleton will be featured in its large atrium that will face outward toward the campus.
Collected by Seacoast Science Center

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Discovery Dock Preview

There will soon be an exciting new destination to spark the imaginations of Seacoast Science Center’s youngest visitors.
In March 2018, the Center will unveil the Discovery Dock Early Learning Activity Center, a working waterfront themed exhibit designed to be a safe and engaging place for curious children. Here, they will enjoy age-appropriate activities designed

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Touch Tank Renovation: 2 weeks in 34 seconds!

We’ve completed the renovation of our iconic indoor Tide Pool Touch Tank! The exhibit is now equipped with new observation tools and interpretive signage designed to inspire visitors to “dive deeper” into learning about the animals and plants that live in the intertidal zone of the Gulf of Maine. After visiting the exhibit, we

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Project Puffin: Protecting Seabird Islands in the Gulf of Maine

AubreyAlamshah | SSC Naturalist
In the summer of 2015 I started working at Project Puffin, a seabird restoration program run through the National Audubon Society. I’ve worked there in some capacity every summer since then and the things I learned there have helped me a great deal at my job at the Seacoast Science Center.
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Happy Holidays from the crew at SSC

From our family to yours, we wish you a joyous holiday season and a new year filled with exciting new discoveries.
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SSC President Emerita Wendy Lull receives lifetime achievement award

The New England Museum Association recognized Seacoast Science Center President Emerita Wendy Lull with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award on October 27 during the 99th Annual NEMA Conference in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Lull was honored for her decades of service to the museum field, along with her leadership and mentorship work through NEMA and other

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