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Physical Distancing and Marine Mammals: A Lesson from COVID-19

 
Brian Yurasits | Marine Mammal Rescue Community Outreach Manger
The spread of Covid-19 virus around the United States has prompted health officials to recommend that the public stay at least 6 feet away from other individuals. By now, we’re all familiar with the terms ‘Physical Distancing’ and ‘Social Distancing’, as we’ve been trying our

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Benefactor Offers Match for Wendy Tefft Social Services Program

A $1,500 dollar-for-dollar match is being offered to expand the Wendy Tefft Fund, a program that gives free Seacoast Science Center memberships to social service agencies in New Hampshire. Elaine Tefft of Bedford, founder of the Wendy E. Tefft Fund, has pledged to match all donations made in March and April 2020, up to a

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SSC Program Coordinator Earns Masters Degree

 

Emma Carey, the Program Coordinator at the Seacoast Science Center, recently graduated from Miami University of Ohio with her Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Biology through Project Dragonfly’s Global Field Program. Her studies over the past two and a half years took her abroad to Belize, Namibia, and Borneo to study

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Thoughts from a New(ish) Volunteer

by Laurie Cesati | Volunteer

Time flies when you are having fun!  At this time last year, I had just begun my volunteer adventures with SSC. In March 2019, I wrote a blog post sharing my feelings about it.
I am happy to report that I am just as excited about it now as

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Seacoast Science Center’s new exhibits show beauty of oceans, threats to them

Karen Dandurant | [email protected]
View on seacoastonline.com
Published January 25, 2020 at 5:31 PM

RYE -Seacoast Science Center opened two new, interactive exhibitions, Restoring Reefs and NH Beaches, on Saturday and visitors were delighted.
Randy Philbrook of Portsmouth said his family are SSC members and they came Saturday to check out the new additions to one of their favorite places.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Sophia Snaith

by Heidi Duncanson | Development & Communications Coordinator
Here at Seacoast Science Center, we have many teen volunteers: some help with day camp, some clean aquatic tanks and some help with events, but very few tackle the serious business of fundraising. Sophia Snaith of North Hampton is not your average teenager and she set her

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Partners Bank donates $10K to Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH, location of Bank’s newest branch

 
SANFORD, Maine—Partners Bank is proud to announce its designation as a Platinum Sponsor of Seacoast Science Center—a Rye-based nonprofit marine science education organization—with a donation of $10,000.
Located in New Hampshire’s Odiorne Point State Park, Seacoast Science Center is committed to inspiring conservation and bringing restorative, positive change to our environment through interactive learning

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SSC receives commendation for  dedication to marine science education

Governor Chris Sununu and the NH Executive Council presented the Seacoast Science Center (SSC) a commendation for its dedication to marine education and for being an invaluable resource for the protection of NH’s coastline. The commendation was presented during the NH Executive Council meeting which was held at the science center on October 2,

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Where are all the sea stars?

by Kate Leavitt | Director of Mission

We get this question a lot. Nearly every day, visitors ask our naturalists why they can’t find sea stars in our Tide Pool Touch Tank anymore. It’s not because these animals are really good at hiding, or that we’ve forgotten to put any in the tank. Unfortunately,

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SSC staffer completes conservation field work in Borneo

by Emma Carey | Program Coordinator
This past July, Miami University’s Project Dragonfly graduate program sent me to Borneo in Southeast Asia to learn about the effects of palm oil on the rainforest, and the conservation efforts to sustain wildlife in a fragmented habitat. We visited wildlife sanctuaries, stayed at the Danau Girang Field Centre

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