Summer Community Science Fellowship

Are you a high school sophomore, junior or senior? Come get your feet wet and hands dirty learning new skills, collecting data, and experiencing what it’s like to work in the field!

As a Community Science Fellow, you will:

  • actively engage in ongoing community science projects
  • meet scientists working on local and regional investigations, such as seine netting, snorkeling, and beach profiling
  • gain a greater understanding of the field of Marine Biology through inquiry and investigation
  • practice field data collection and different survey methods
  • discover how humans impact the ocean
  • learn about challenges facing our climate and discover how you can contribute to a sustainable and healthy ocean
  • engage in research, improve scientific skills and practices, and foster your special interests
  • be part of a community of high school students interested in Marine Science
  • gain insight that will help you pursue a career in the marine sciences

Program Schedule:
June 21: Beach profiling (surveying for coastal erosion) and beach clean up

June 29 (Thursday): Shoals Marine Laboratory trip

July 12: Invasive species survey

July 26: Snorkeling, seine netting, and eel grass surveys

August 9: UNH Coastal Laboratory

August 23: Kayaking, water quality testing, and plankton monitoring

Financial Aid:
It is our goal to ensure this program is available to all. If you are in need of financial assistance, please reach out to Sean at to inquire about our Coastal Education Fund.

How to Apply:
Students must submit an application and letter of interest to be considered for participation in the program. Please be advised that space is limited to 15 students.

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. 

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.