Learning Science by Doing Science

a child in red rubber boots holding up seaweed he found on the rocks

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

SSC President Wendy Lull to Retire

Wendy Lull

Wendy Lull, who has been at the Seacoast Science Center’s helm since it opened in 1992, has announced her retirement next spring, 2017. Lull’s visionary leadership

Swordfish Washes Up on Rye Beach

man examining washed up swordfish

Karen Provazza | Director of Marketing On Monday, September 12, 2016, our Marine Mammal Rescue Manager Ashley Stokes received an unusual report: a swordfish washed

Why the Rocky Shore?!

collage of sea plants, a seagul and a child examining a tide pool

  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

A Busy Week!

a seal in a carrier

Ashely Stokes | Marine Mammal Rescue Manager Wow, what a crazy week it has been for the Marine Mammal Rescue Team! Between Labor Day and

#OceanRunnerNH: The American Lobster

Crusher claws, cutter claws, pincher legs, and long whipping antennae make these arthropods a frightful sight for some, but we love them here at the

Salisbury Reservation Harbor Seal

a seal on the beach between two black posts

Ashely Stokes | Marine Mammal Rescue Manager Yesterday afternoon, we responded to this female weanling harbor seal at Salisbury Reservation. She had reportedly been there since

#OceanRunnerNH: Horseshoe Crabs 101

Horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus, are often referred to as dinosaurs of the sea. Fossils show that the have lived on earth, unchanged, for about 480