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 have been 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.  Our work to house and grow corals will help  regenerate reef ecosystems.

How 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.

  1. Be a part of scientific research and participate in our Community Science programs, like BioBlitz!
  2. 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!
  3. Join one of our Community Science Programs, including Globe Observer and Mini-BioBlitz. 
  4. Take part in one of our partner organization’s work, like NH Green Crab Project or the Gulf Stream Orphans Project.
  5. Subscribe to our e-news to receive notification of new Community Science initiatives.
  6. Find a project near your home or in your region.

Let’s all become active conservationists, building a healthier, more vigorous environment that will sustain our planet and ourselves for generations to come.

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.