This semester-long course is designed to give high school students who are interested in the marine sciences, the opportunity to expand their studies in a practical, supportive, resource-rich environment.
Dates: Saturdays, February 2, 2019–June 9, 2019*
Age: Students in grades 10-12
Time: Saturdays, 10am-1pm (make-up session Wednesdays, 3-5:30pm), plus additional, flexible hours required
Cost: $300 member/$350 non-member
You must have a family membership valid through June 2019 to take advantage of the member rate.
About the Marine Science Fellowship Program
This semester-long course is designed to give high school students in grades 10-12 who are interested in the marine sciences, the opportunity to expand their studies in a practical, supportive, resource-rich environment.
This immersive program will connect students to marine scientists and educators in the research, education and museum fields. Students will be encouraged to do an in depth project in an area that interests them and schedule marine science job-shadow activities.
Students who participated in Semester I may continue their research project or opt to study a new topic. New students are welcome. All students will present their research at the Seacoast Science Center’s World Ocean Day Celebration at the end of the semester.
- To give students a greater understanding of the field of Marine Biology through inquiry, investigation, and hands-on experiences at Seacoast Science Center, fostering individuals’ special interests
- To expose students to a range of careers in marine biology and provide opportunities for them to engage with visiting professionals
- To educate students about the impact they have on the ocean, the challenges facing our climate, and how they can contribute to a sustainable and healthy ocean.
The expected time commitment is 3-4 hours per week. The course schedule includes Saturday mornings from 10 am to 1 pm, plus additional study, project, and/or volunteer time to be conducted on your own, as arranged with program leader. If you are unable to make a Saturday session, you can attend the following Wednesday evening, from 3-5:30pm. This program allows for flexible scheduling. If you have any concerns please email Sean McKenna at [email protected].
Semester II Course Outline 2019
Week 1, February 2: Invasive Species
Week 2, February 9: Aquaculture
Week 3: March 9: Plastics in the Ocean
Week 4: March 16: Marine Mammals
Week 5: March 30: Oceanography
Week 6: April 6: Geology and Bathymetric Surveying
Week 7: May 4: Invertebrate Biology
Week 8: May 18: Physiology in the Ocean
Week 9: June 1: Coral Reefs and Climate Change
Week 10: Sunday, June 16: Research Presentation at SSC World Ocean Day Celebration
• Wednesday afternoons are optional or as needed; class will be held the Wednesday after the scheduled Saturday
• Speakers and fields trips will be added throughout the semester
• No class dates: 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/23, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25
How to Apply
All interested students must submit an application and letter of interest by January 21, 2019.
You must have a Family Membership valid through the program to take advantage of the member rate. Become a member now or when you register and take advantage a program discounts and other great benefits.
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.
Please be advised that space is limited to 10 students.
Cancellations made prior to two weeks before the program begins receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after that time.