Community Science

What IS Community Science??

Community science, also known as citizen science, is how YOU can participate in scientific research and environmental monitoring through observation, inquiry, and investigation. Everyone–from children to adults–can join in to explore, learn about, and contribute to the knowledge and understanding of our ecosystems!

Community Science at SSC

At Seacoast Science Center, our goal is to provide community science opportunities that build a connected learning ecosystem, where anyone can share resources and ideas. By engaging youth and community members in place-based observation and monitoring, we can spark a life-long passion for environmental education, strengthen our connection to the natural world, and inspire a commitment to conservation.

We are proud to be a part of the NASA-funded Learning Ecosystems Northeast project. Together, education partners across the Northeast are building local learning communities that are committed to empowering the next generation of climate stewards.

We believe in the transformative power of personal experiences, place-based learning, and local investigation—helping people of all ages develop knowledge and skills to tackle the challenges ahead.

Seacoast Science Center Opportunities 

Join us for our annual biological survey of Odiorne Point State Park, BioBlitz, held in September.

Community Science Opportunities with our Partners

Delayed opening today.

Seacoast Science Center will open at 11am today due to inclement weather.