Community Science Fellowship

This hands-on program gives high school students the opportunity to learn about the field of marine science, both in the field and in the classroom, while engaging in ongoing community science projects. 

*some meeting days and times may vary

You must have a membership valid through the program to take advantage of the member rate.

Fall Community Science Fellowship

Are you a high school sophomore, junior or senior interested in the field of marine science? This six-session program will engage students in ongoing community science projects in Odiorne Point State Park. Students will learn about in-the-field data collection and practice different survey methods that will help them further their understanding of marine science.  

As a Community Science Fellow, you will:

  • learn about data collection, field survey methods, such as seine netting and beach profiling

  • gain a greater understanding of the field of Marine Biology through inquiry, investigation, and hands-on experiences at Seacoast Science Center and Odiorne Point State Park

  • engage in research, improve scientific skills and practices, and foster individuals’ special interests

  • understand the impact you have on the ocean, the challenges facing our climate, and how you can contribute to a sustainable and healthy ocean

Program Schedule

September 16: Program introduction and salt marshes

September 23: BioBlitz! at SSC (8:30am-2pm)

October 14: Exploring ecosystems (kayaking)

October 28: Seaweed and water quality study

November 4: Beach profiling

November 11: UNH Coastal Lab (TBD-Due to lab time)

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.


If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email Sean McKenna at

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.

Application and Registration

After you apply, you will receive an email confirmation regarding your application submission. Once your application has been accepted, you will receive instructions on how to register and pay for the program.

Due to the snowstorm, Seacoast Science Center is closed today, Sunday, January 7th. Please stay safe and warm!

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.