Behind the SSCenes

Fall Bird Migration on the Seacoast

Stephen Mirick | Guest Contributor 

As the days grow shorter and the nights get cooler, many birds throughout eastern Canada and northeastern New England migrate south through New Hampshire heading for wintering areas that stretch from the southern United States down to Central and South America. While we often refer to this as migration, the migration

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Moving Childhood Back Outdoors

Kate Leavitt | Chief Program Officer

One of the greatest gifts we can give our kids is right outside. We have long known that unstructured outdoor play time has positive effects on children’s happiness, and physical and mental health. A recent paper* looking at nearly 300 studies tightens up previous research gaps to incontrovertibly

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A Treasure in our Own Backyard

Heidi Duncanson | Communications Coordinator
Seacoast Science Center attracts tens of thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world each year, but many of its biggest fans are right here in Rye. Local residents get to enjoy all that the Center offers throughout the year and indeed are great advocates for membership

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A View from Here: Lighthouses of the Seacoast

Heidi Duncanson | Communications Assistant
New England’s rocky coastline is treacherous to navigate by boat, so for centuries, mariners have relied on lighthouses to keep them safe from shoals and other hazards as they approach land or harbors. Here at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, we are fortunate to be able to see four

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SSC Celebrates 30 Years!

Wendy Lull | Seacoast Science Center President Emerita
 
On a bright, sunny day in June of 1992, Rye Elementary School students, then-Governor Judd Gregg, Executive Councilor Ruth Griffin and I cut a ribbon of kelp to open the Seacoast Science Center. There was so much excitement for what lay ahead: our new facility would enable

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How SSC is helping protect Florida’s threatened corals

 
Rob Royer | Senior Aquarist
Coral reefs are one of the most biodiverse and productive ecosystems on Earth, home to more than a quarter of all marine species, including fish, mollusks, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, birds and more. Coral reefs protect coastlines from storms and erosion, provide jobs for local communities, and offer opportunities

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Odiorne Point State Park Habitat Restoration 

If you have driven along Route 1A in Rye, you may have noticed the brush removal along the bike path and south of the Odiorne homestead in Odiorne Point State Park (OPSP). This work, while noticeable roadside only recently, has been part of a long-term project led by the Rockingham County Conservation District (RCCD). We

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Wildlife Kayaking

 
Karen Provazza | Director of Marketing
 
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.
—Loren Eiseley
 
I was born an ocean lover. I have always loved being in and on the water. My fondest childhood memories are of our family’s daylong adventures exploring the coast. Over 25

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The Conservation Benefits of Outdoor Play for Kids

 
by Lauren Bucciero | Marketing Intern
Teaching children about the importance of nature can have lasting impacts on the world around us. By getting kids excited about the natural world, we are inspiring future leaders to make conservation of our environment a priority. Encouraging kids to get outside and explore their own backyards has

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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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