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Staying Green While Staying at Home

 
by Heidi Duncanson | SSC Green Team member
 

With Seacoast Science Center temporarily closed to the public due to the Covid-19 public health emergency, most of our staff members are working from home. This has meant an adjustment in our workflow and daily interactions, but it has also affected our routine of

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SSC provides educational resources to over 26K in first two weeks of temporary closure

 
 
During this unprecedented global health crisis, Seacoast Science Center has been hard at work to find new ways to continue to engage the community in science- and nature-based learning. Within the first two weeks of launching its new digital Your Learning Connection resource, SSC has reached over 26,000 families across New Hampshire and beyond.
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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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SSC Announces Temporary Closure in Response to COVID-19

 
Due to the state of emergency declared by the Federal Government and the State of New Hampshire, Seacoast Science Center will be closed to the public effective 5 p.m., Saturday, March 14th, for a period of two weeks. 
At this time, the Center plans to reopen on March 29, but will continue to monitor

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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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