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Every season of the year we do something special. During the fall and winter, our Evenings at the Seacoast Science Center Dinner Series brings author-adventurers, scientists, and historians to share their fascinating stories and latest findings. Celebrate spring and Earth Day by taking part in our Whale of a 5K Trail Race and Kid's Fun Run. It wouldn't be summer on the seacoast without enjoying a picnic and great music at Music-by-the-Sea concerts. In September, explore Odiorne Point State Park with expert naturalists at BioBlitz!
For more information on the events listed below, please contact Ashley at 603-436-8043 ext. 14 or email@example.com.
Evenings at the Seacoast Science Center Dinner Series
Our Evenings at the Seacoast Science Center Dinner Series offers something for everyone. Held during the fall and winter season, two of the evenings are for adults only, following the traditional format of our past Heritage Dinners, with a cocktail reception and fine dining followed by a presentation and discussion. New this year, two of the dinners offer something for the entire family to enjoy. After a family-style pasta dinner, adults (and older children, if they choose) attend an engaging presentation that delivers higher-level ocean science content while younger children (ages 3-10) learn about the same topic through fun hands-on activities. Our family evenings will have you on your way by 7:30 p.m. with plenty of stories to share on your ride home.
The cost of our family-style evenings is $15 for member adults, $8 for member children; $18 non-member adults, $10 non-member children ages 3-12. The cost of our adult-only evenings is $50 for members, $60 for non-members. Please check the register-by date for each dinner.
Storm Surge! The Straight Scoop for the Seacoast
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner
Sponsored by Appledore Marine Engineering, Inc.Please check back for details.
Marine Mammal Rescuewith Wendy Lull and Ashley Stokes
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 5:00 p.m. reception, 5:30 p.m. dinner
Please check back for details.
Whale of a 5k Trail Race & Kid's Fun Run & Earth Day Every Day
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Thank you to all of the runners, volunteers and community businesses who helped to make our 5th annual Whale of a 5k Trail Race, held on April 20, 2013, a great success. Complete 2013 race results can be found at the Cool Runnings website.
Created for the Seacoast Science Center by Eastern Mountain Sports' Extreme Team captain and 2006 US Adventure Racing national champion, Jennifer Shultis.
Our Earth Day Every Day celebration begins with our annual Whale of a 5k Trail Race and Kid's Fun-Run in Odiorne Point State Park. This is not a pavement pounding road race: you'll run through the forest, by the rocky shore, across a sandy beach, and alongside historic military fortifications. Prizes are awarded in age and gender categories from 13 to 70+. The Kid's Fun Run, for ages 12 and under, includes a 100-yard dash and/or a 1/2 mile run. All Fun Run participants win a prize!
After the race, the festivities continue with music and free earth-friendly activities that highlight the importance of lightening our footprint on the earth. Learn easy ways to reduce your environmental impact.
Race and Run Schedule
5K Trail Race: Registration 7:30-8:45 a.m.; race begins at 9:00 a.m.
$18 before April 20; $23 thereafter
Family rate (up to five runners) $50 before April 15; $60 thereafter
Kid's Fun Run: Registration 7:30-9:00 a.m.; heats run every 15 minutes from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
$6 for children
All proceeds support our environmental education efforts. This race is part of the Portsmouth Community Road Race Series. Check out the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce website to learn why you'll want to run in their other races in the series.
Earth Day Celebration and Beach Clean-up
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10am-2pm
The festivities continue after the Whale of a 5k Trail Race and Kid's Fun Run with music, face painting, recycled crafts, hourly educational programs, and earth friendly activities. Be sure to visit the "green" vendors and learn ways you can reduce your impact on earth.
Music-by-the-Sea Concert Series
Kick back with your friends and family on Thursday evenings in July to enjoy some of the hottest bands in New England. Just bring your blanket or chair, pack a picnic, or purchase freshly grilled fare, snacks, and beverages (including beer and wine) onsite. Whether you come to relax to a scenic sunset by the shore or dance the night away, you cannot beat the ocean view and feel-good atmosphere! And you'll feel extra great knowing that proceeds from the concert series support our ocean education efforts.
2014 Concert Schedule
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Gates open at 5:00 p.m. for dining; music begins at 6:00 p.m. Please be aware that alcohol and dogs cannot be brought into the state park.
Ages 13-Adult: $10 for non-members, $5 for SSC members
Children ages 3-12: $2 for non-members, $1 for SSC members
Under age 3: Free
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 11th annual BioBlitz on Saturday, September 21, 2013! We are still gathering data on species found and will post results here when they are complete.
BioBlitz 2014 will be held on September 20th.
BioBlitz is like an extreme scavenger hunt, where scientists, field naturalists, backyard enthusiasts and families come together to scour the 135-acres and seven different habitats of Odiorne Point State Park to record data on as many different species as possible in one day.
Guided field programs and special activities are offered throughout the day. Our Gregg Interactive Learning Studio serves as home base. There, you will see samples of species collected by naturalists and learn about the identification process. You can see amazing images on the big-screens, observe insects through microscopes, see samples of seaweeds and fungi, research on your own with our touch-screen computers, and much, much more.
The total number of species identified since the first BioBlitz in Odiorne in 2003 tops 2,015 and continues to grow every year. This valuable catalogue serves as a snapshot of biodiversity of our region. Your participation will not only help us monitor biodiversity, it will help us provide countless educational opportunities for school children, families and groups.
Registration opens in August.
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