Behind the SSCenes

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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Mike Doherty brings passion to ocean education

Heidi Duncanson | Development and Communications Coordinator
Seacoast Science Center’s newest full-time staff member brings a depth of personal experiences and study that increases the caliber of our ocean education programs, in conjunction with today’s STEM standards. From SCUBA diving in Hawaii to hiking in Ecuador, Mike Doherty’s passion for nature and undergraduate education make

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Happy Holidays from the SSC Crew!

The Seacoast Science Center crew gets into the holiday spirit, wishing joy to you, me, and all the fishes in the deep blue sea.

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Estuary Ecosystem Spotlight: Great Bay

 
Guest post by Jeff Barnum | Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper for the Conservation Law Foundation
Great Bay, in coastal New Hampshire, is one of only 28 ecosystems in the U.S. to be designated as an ‘estuary of national significance,’ so we are spotlighting one of the challenges the bay is facing: loss of eelgrass. Jeff Barnum took SSC staff members out on

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Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue Team Participates in Full Scale Oil Spill Exercise

 
Heidi Duncanson | Development and Communications Coordinator
 
Earlier this month, four members of our staff participated in a major environmental drill involving two dozen federal, state and local agencies and industrial partners.* The Northern New England Oil Spill Full Scale Exercise was held by NH Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) to prepare

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Learning Science by Doing Science

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 on September 24, 2016 on

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National Marine Animal Health and Stranding Network Conference

Ashley Stokes | Marine Mammal Rescue Manager
On September 6-9, 2016, Marine Mammal Rescue Assistant Sarah Toupin and I attended the National Marine Animal Health and Stranding Network Conference in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This conference, attended by organizations that do marine mammal rescue work throughout the United States, is only held about once every five years.
This was

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Swordfish Washes Up on Rye Beach

Karen Provazza | Director of Marketing
On Monday, September 12, 2016, our Marine Mammal Rescue Manager Ashley Stokes received an unusual report: a swordfish washed up on Cable Beach in Rye. While not a marine mammal, our Rescue Team was eager to assess the situation and equipped to remove the carcass from the beach.
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Why the Rocky Shore?!

 

Thom Smith’s Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical project is to create a free ecosystem curriculum on the rocky shore. The creation of this curriculum is a collaborative effort with the Seacoast Science Center and other partners. You can learn more about our partnership here.
 
Thom Smith | Third Grade Teacher, Kearsarge Regional Elementary School in Bradford, NH

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