Seacoast Science Center is a non-profit marine science education organization located within Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, New Hampshire.
To spark curiosity, enhance understanding, and inspire the conservation of our Blue Planet.
We envision a healthy World Ocean.
Our Blue Planet is changing at an unprecedented rate. Its health and environmental integrity are threatened by rising temperatures, pollution, and the destruction of natural habitats. We are experiencing more extreme weather events, alarming changes in ocean chemistry, coastal flooding due to sea level rise, and loss of critical natural habitats. Climate change is real and is putting all life on earth at risk, including ours.
Worldwide, and right here at home in New Hampshire, we are facing the challenges of climate change. Our Blue Planet is demanding attention. If we are going to keep the earth habitable for generations to come, we must dedicate ourselves to conserving the resources of our fragile planet.
At Seacoast Science Center, we believe that science-based education holds the key to inspiring conservation and bringing restorative, positive change to our environment. By experiencing the natural world and understanding our impacts on its delicate systems, everyone can learn to think critically and act pragmatically in ways that will improve the long-term health of our planet.
Our Core Values
The Importance of Environmental Conservation and the World Ocean
The World Ocean plays a prominent role in our daily lives—moderating our climate, providing sustenance and valuable resources, as a place of biodiversity and natural wonder, and as a critical cultural mainstay of seacoast New Hampshire. We realize that we have an inherent responsibility to nurture and conserve our natural resources, advance ocean health, and preserve our deep cultural connections to coastal land, the coastal watershed, and the sea.