Conservation in Action
Acting Locally For Global Impact
We believe Seacoast Science Center opens the door to a better world—where we all strive to save the environment locally and globally.
The Importance of Taking Action
Every day, we help our visitors—young and old, from different cultures and backgrounds—learn how they can make a difference. Each action has an effect, and they add up to make a significant, POSITIVE impact on Earth.
Conservation is critically important for a number of reasons:
- To repair some of the damage created by human activity, like pollution
- To maintain the diversity of species and ecosystem balance
- To teach
- To preserve the environment for future generations
- To prevent the emergence of new diseases
- To protect and improve human health
We are proud to have motivated people to make all kinds of changes, from local school children organizing beach cleanups and high school students inspired to become marine biologists or science teachers to adults supporting green legislation and instituting green practices at home and in the workplace.
What We Do
Marine Mammal Rescue
Seacoast Science Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue (MMR) team is advancing wildlife conservation through stranded marine mammal response, care, and community outreach in New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts.
MMR leads the response and rescue, and conducts health assessments and triage to get these mammals to the next steps of either postmortem studies or rehabilitation and release.
Coral Gene Banking Project
Seacoast Science Center is proud to be one of the select partner facilities for The Florida Reef Tract Rescue Project, a coral conservation network turning the tide on an environmental crisis causing critical habitat loss along the Florida Reef Tract (FRT), North America’s largest bank reef.
Through this work, the coral will be set up for a successful reintroduction to the reef ecosystem!
You Can Help!
There is always something you can do to be a part of this important work. At SSC, we have a variety of ways you, too, can take action and have a global impact.
- Be a part of scientific research and participate in our Community Science programs, like BioBlitz!
- Learn more about Marine Mammal Rescue, spread the word about what to do when you spot a seal or other marine mammal on a beach, or sign up to volunteer when spots are available!
- Take part in one of our partner organization’s work, like NH Green Crab Project or the Gulf Stream Orphans Project.
- Subscribe to our e-news to receive notification of new Community Science initiatives.
- Find a project near your home or in your region.