Virtual Field Trips

Our Virtual Field Trip programs will never leave you adrift! All options are live, naturalist-led programs, delivered to your classroom or student’s homes via a secure Zoom connection with our content partner Streamable Learning.

Program Length: 45-minute virtual program, including a 10 minute Q&A session

Cost: $100 per session 

Number of Participants: best for 25 or fewer students per session

Program Schedule at-a-glance:

Date Program Topic Level Time
September 13, 2022 Marine Mammal Rescue K-4 4:30 pm
December 5, 2022 What Makes a Whale, a Whale K-5 12:10 pm
December 5, 2022 What Makes a Whale, a Whale K-5 2:10 pm
December 13, 2022 Sharks, Skates and Rays K-5 11:10 am
April 21, 2023 Be the Solution to Ocean Pollution 4-7 12:10 pm
May 18, 2023 Rocky Shore Tide Pools K-4 2:10 pm
May 18, 2023 Rocky Shore Tide Pools K-4  4:30 pm



Marine Mammal Rescue

Date and Time: September 13, 2022, 4:30pm

Grade Level: K-4

Meet a Marine Mammal Rescue expert to learn all about the species and their unique adaptations and characteristics that help them survive here in the Gulf of Maine. An MMR team member will take students on a mock rescue and release to learn about the biology, conservation and rehabilitation of whales and seals. At the end of the program, students will investigate ways that we can help keep our ocean and marine wildlife healthy.


What Makes A Whale, A Whale

Date & Times: December 5, 2022 at 12:10pm and 2:10pm

Grade Level: K-5

SSC has the largest collection of marine mammal skeletons in northern New England! In this program students will learn about the anatomy, migratory routes, and behavioral patterns of marine mammals. Students will look at the adaptations that make it possible for these animals to survive in the ocean and how some species have adapted to become the largest animals on our planet. Fantastic images and real whale bones make this program unforgettable.


Sharks, Skates and Rays

Date & Time: December 13, 2022 at  11:10am

Grade Level: K-5

Dive in with our experts to learn more about the characteristics fish share and use your powers of observation to explore diversity between species. Students will learn about the benefits and drawbacks of different structural and behavioral adaptations in different habitats in the ocean.


Be The Solution To Ocean Pollution

Dates & Time: April 21, 2023 at 12:10pm

Grade Level: 4-7

Every year, about eight to twelve million metric tons of plastic is discarded into our oceans all around the world. Along with plastic pollution, marine life faces other forms of pollution like air, sound, and other anthropogenic causes. Students will explore all forms of pollution that threaten our world’s oceans and discuss solutions that we can do at home and throughout our everyday lives.


Rocky Shore Tide Pools: Animals and Adaptations

Date & Times: May 18, 2023 at 2:10pm and 4:30pm

Grade Level: K-4

Magnified images and underwater video footage will complement your naturalist-led tide pool investigation to learn more about the unique attributes of the rocky intertidal ecosystem. Students will explore biodiversity, patterns and zonation, and the special adaptations that help animals and algae thrive in this challenging habitat. This program moves beyond an introduction to engage students in a closer examination of the special and wondrous adaptations necessary for survival in a wild and dynamic ecosystem.


Financial Assistance

Assistance may be available for groups with financial constraints. Please call Amanda at 603-436-8043, ext. 17 or email [email protected] to inquire about availability and request a Coastal Education Fund application form.  


To Schedule Your Program

Please fill out the Inquiry Form by clicking the button below and we will get back to you ASAP.  Or, you can contact Amanda at [email protected] directly to schedule your program. Once booked, we will make sure you have all of the information you need to make the most of your program.

Virtual Field Trip Inquiry Form


Please read all confirmation materials and communicate the information to participating teachers.

Full payment is required before your program begins.



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