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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 Rescue Run. Enjoy cocktails, food and dancing by the shore to benefit our Marine Mammal Rescue program at our Sippin' For Seals event in June. 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 a.stokes@seacentr.org.

Kennebunk Savings' Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9am

5k Trail Race

Our annual Earth Day Celebration begins with our 5k Rescue Run trail race (formerly the Whale of a 5k Trail Race) through Odiorne Point State Park to help raise awareness and funds for our Marine Mammal Rescue and ocean education efforts. New this year, we've added a 2 mile stroller-friendly walk so families of all ages and abilities can participate. After the race and walk the festivities continue with raffles, music, and free Earth Day activities.

Learn more and register...


Earth Day Celebration and Beach Clean-up

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10am-2pm

Blue Ocean Society

The festivities continue after the Resuce Run with music, face painting, recycled crafts, hourly programs, and earth friendly activities. Be sure to visit the "green" vendors and learn ways you can reduce your impact on earth. Join the Blue Ocean Society at 11am for a beach clean-up of the shore in Odiorne Point State Park.





Sippin' for Seals

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 6-9pm

5k Trail Race

Enjoy fabulous food prepared by chefs from your favorite local restaurants, sip on a cool drink, try your luck at our wine raffle and dance the night away for a great cause. All proceeds benefit our Marine Mammal Rescue program.

Learn more and purchase tickets online...



Atlantic Grill's Music-by-the-Sea Concert Series

July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7, 2014, 6pm

Entrain

Kick back with your friends and family on Thursday evenings 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.

This year, we've added a special concert to the series! All proceed from the August 7th Drowned Valley concert will benefit our Marine Mammal Rescue program, thanks to the generosity of the UNH Marine Docents. You'll not only enjoy great foot-stomping bluegrass music, but but you will have the opportunity to learn more about ocean education on the seacoast.

Please note that Music-by-the-Sea 2014 tickets obtained prior to March 2014 do not have this concert listed on them, but may be used for admittance on August 7th.

2014 Concert Schedule

July 10 · Even Steven July 31 · Jumbo Circus Peanuts
July 17 · Joshua Tree August 7 · Drowned Valley
July 24 · Entrain     Presented by the UNH Marine Docents

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. for dining; music begins at 6:00 p.m. Please be aware that alcohol and dogs may not be brought into Odiorne Point State Park.

Ticket Prices
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

Avoid the lines! Purchase your tickets online today!

BioBlitz!

September 20, 2014, 5am-5pm

Mushroom Indentification

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 2,062 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.


Evenings at the Seacoast Science Center Dinner Series

Marine Mammal Rescue Team 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 and two are for the entire family to enjoy. Authors, scientists, and historians bring their fascinating stories and latest findings to the adult evenings that begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a catered dinner and presentation. Family evenings offer topics that appeal to all ages. After a family-style pasta dinner, adults attend a presentation while children learn about the same topic through fun, hands-on activities.

Please check back for our 2014-2015 schedule.

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