odiorne point state park

Little Fish make big discoveries

 
Emily Calhoun | Big Fish Little Fish Preschool Program Naturalist
 
“Can you make a boat out of rocks?”
This scientific inquiry, however bizarre it may sound, cleverly emerged from an experiment 3-5 year-olds were conducting during a recent Big Fish Little Fish program. Together, with their favorite adults, they were constructing aluminum foil

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SSC celebrates 25th anniversary

The Seacoast Science Center (SSC) celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday, September 9 with a free community event attended by 4,000+ people, a proclamation issued by Governor Chris Sununu, and the unveiling of a sculpture honoring the Center’s founding president, Wendy Lull. The day capped off 25 weeks of special educational activities offered through the

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Beach Clean-Up Yields Big Results

On Earth Day 2017, the Seacoast Science Center hosted its 9th annual Rescue Run for Marine Mammals, and also hosted its first beach clean-up of the season. Working in partnership with the Blue Ocean Society for Ocean Conservation, we invited Rescue Run participants to stay and help clean up the shoreline at Odiorne Point State

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Barbara Newall: Supporter for 25+ years!

Heidi Duncanson | Development and Communications Coordinator
 
When Barbara Newall was a student at the University of New Hampshire in the 1940s, she could not have predicted where her ties to the school and the New Hampshire Seacoast would lead her decades later.
Growing up, Barbara got an early introduction to the ocean. Her

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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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BioBlitz: A dawn to dusk species hunt of OPSP

The Seacoast Science Center hosts its annual BioBlitz event in September. BioBlitz is a daylong species hunt in Odiorne Point State Park, where families explore alongside scientists and field experts to find and record data on as many different species in the Park as possible in one day.
BioBlitz offers exciting opportunities for all

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#OceanRunnerNH: Salt Marsh Ecology 101

What is that funky smell? Why is the salt marsh such an important habitat? SSC Naturalist Nikki fills Ocean Runner Nichole in on salt marsh basics.
 

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#OceanRunnerNH: Green Boxes for Greenheads

What are those green boxes in the marsh for? SSC’s Ocean Runner Nichole gets the scoop from Nikki Annelli, a naturalist at the Center. Turns out they are traps for the pesky Greenhead Horsefly, Tabanus nigrovittatus, the species of biting horsefly which span the seaside, from Texas to Florida and all the way up

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The Horseshoe Crab: A Living Dinosaur

Ashley Breault | Marketing Intern | Ocean Studies and Communications Student at University of New England

Horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus, are one of the many fascinating ocean animals you can find in the marsh of Odiorne Point State Park, right outside the doors of the Seacoast Science Center. Despite their name, horseshoe crabs are

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