For Homeschoolers

Enrich your homeschooler’s environmental and marine biology studies with exciting experiential learning programs at the Seacoast Science Center.

Marine Science and Coastal Programs for Homeschool Students

The Seacoast Science Center offers an array of program opportunities to complement your homeschooler’s studies in science and deepen their knowledge of our coastal environment. After the program, parents/guardians are encouraged to participate alongside their children to continue their learning adventure by exploring the exhibits in the Center and the habitats of Odiorne Point State Park. If you would like to schedule a program exclusively for your group, please contact Emma at [email protected] or 603-436-8043, ext. 17 to discuss options.

Please note that parents are expected to stay with children during the program; younger siblings under age 5 are welcome to accompany.

Our Programs

Rocky Shore Exploration

Ages 5 and up

Tuesday October 8, 2019

9-11am

Outdoor Program
Length: 2 hours
Price: $12 per student

Get your hands wet and discover what lives under the rocks and seaweed in Odiorne’s tide pools! This program will begin with a brief lesson on the unique ecology of the rocky shore intertidal zones, followed by a naturalist-led tide pooling session. You’ll will learn how to safely observe and identify plants and animals, and learn about the unique adaptations they have to thrive in the ever-changing conditions of life in the tide pools.

Please wear rain boots or close-toed shoes that can get wet.

Optional: Purchase a laminated Rocky Shore Field Guide in the Nature Store for $6.

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Marine Mammals of the Gulf of Maine

Ages 5 and up

Thursday, November 7, 2019

9-11am

Indoor Program
Length: 2 hours
Price: $12 per student

What has blubber, blowholes, and baleen? Marine mammals do! Learn about the fascinating marine mammals that live in the Gulf of Maine, including whales, dolphins, and seals. Get an up-close look at marine mammal skeletons and compare them to the bones in your body. You will learn how the Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue team responds to seals on the beach and earn a “seal of approval” after learning how to help protect marine mammals.

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