Virtual Field Trips

Our Virtual Field Trip programs will never leave you adrift! All options are live, naturalist-led programs, delivered to your classroom via a secure Zoom connection with our content partner Streamable Learning.


Program Schedule at-a-glance:

See full descriptions below.

DateProgram TopicLevelTime (EST)
October 9, 2023Rocky Shore Tide Pools: Animals and AdaptationsK-51:10pm
February 5, 2024What Makes a Whale?K-511:10am and 1:10pm
April 22, 2024Be the Solution4-712:10pm
May 22, 2024Sharks, Skates, and RaysK-511:10am
June 5, 2024Marine Mammal RescueK-411:10am

Program Descriptions

Rocky Shore Tide Pools: Animals and Adaptations

Your naturalist will take you on a virtual tide pool investigation using magnified images and underwater video footage to help you learn more about the unique attributes of the rocky intertidal ecosystem. Students will explore biodiversity, patterns and zonation, and the special adaptations that help animals and algae thrive in this challenging habitat. This program moves beyond an introduction to engage students in a closer examination of intertidal species and what it takes to survive in a wild and dynamic ecosystem.

What Makes a Whale a Whale

What makes a whale a whale? In this program, students will learn about the anatomy, migratory routes, and behavioral patterns of these giant marine mammals. Students will look at the adaptations that make it possible for these animals to survive in the ocean and how some species have evolved to become the largest animals on our planet. 

Be the Solution

Every year, approximately eight to twelve million metric tons of plastic are discarded into our global ocean. Along with plastic debris, marine life faces other forms of pollution including air, sound, and other anthropogenic causes. Students will explore all forms of pollution that threaten our world ocean and discuss solutions that we can implement at home and in our daily lives.

Sharks, Skates, and Rays

Sharks, skates, rays are one of Earth’s most amazing and dynamic fish. Dive in with our experts to learn more about their anatomy, behavior, and the acute senses. Your students will also get an up close view of the live sharks and skates that inhabit SSC’s Edge of the Sea exhibit.

Marine Mammal Rescue

Meet an SSC Marine Mammal Rescue expert and learn about the team’s response efforts, as well as the biology, conservation, and rehabilitation of the marine mammals they work with. Students will learn more about the tools, procedures, and precautions that these marine scientists take when working in the field and lab. At the end of the program, we will discuss ways we can help keep our ocean and marine wildlife healthy.

Financial Assistance

Assistance may be available for groups with financial constraints. Please call our registrar at 603-436-8043, ext. 22 or email to inquire about availability and request a Coastal Education Fund application form.

To Schedule Your Program

Please fill out the Inquiry Form by clicking the button below, or contact our registrar at or 603-436-8043, ext. 22 to schedule your program. Once booked, we will make sure you have all of the information you need to make the most of your program.

Please read all confirmation materials and communicate the information to participating teachers.

Full payment is required before your program begins.

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Seacoast Science Center will be CLOSED today: Friday, April 5, 2024. Our utilities are currently down and need to get repaired before we are able to open for visitors. Thank you for your understanding. 

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