environmental education

Moving Childhood Back Outdoors

Kate Leavitt | Chief Program Officer

One of the greatest gifts we can give our kids is right outside. We have long known that unstructured outdoor play time has positive effects on children’s happiness, and physical and mental health. A recent paper* looking at nearly 300 studies tightens up previous research gaps to incontrovertibly

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A Treasure in our Own Backyard

Heidi Duncanson | Communications Coordinator
Seacoast Science Center attracts tens of thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world each year, but many of its biggest fans are right here in Rye. Local residents get to enjoy all that the Center offers throughout the year and indeed are great advocates for membership

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Celebrating Women in Science: Kate Leavitt, SSC Chief Program Officer

For thirty years, Seacoast Science Center has been inspiring and employing women in science careers. From field trips and summer camps to volunteering and internships, young women have had meaningful experiences here and followed their dreams to work in ocean science. The Center’s staff also includes women at all stages of career development and provides

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MMR Responds to Stranded Pygmy Sperm Whale on Salisbury Beach

Karen Provazza | Chief Communications Officer
 
On Monday, January 10th,  Seacoast Science Center (SSC) Marine Mammal Rescue responded to reports of a small whale stranded on the beach at Salisbury Beach State Reservation in Salisbury, MA. Once on location, responders determined the animal to be an adult male pygmy sperm whale, measuring 9.5 feet

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SSC Celebrates 30 Years!

Wendy Lull | Seacoast Science Center President Emerita
 
On a bright, sunny day in June of 1992, Rye Elementary School students, then-Governor Judd Gregg, Executive Councilor Ruth Griffin and I cut a ribbon of kelp to open the Seacoast Science Center. There was so much excitement for what lay ahead: our new facility would enable

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Seacoast Science Center Creates Map of Dog-friendly Beaches to Promote Wildlife Conservation

Karen Provazza | Chief Communications Officer

Seacoast Science Center (SSC) has announced the creation of a new digital resource for dog owners to help keep family pets as well as native wildlife species safe in the outdoor spaces they share. The new Dog-Friendly Beaches in New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts map is a free

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How SSC is helping protect Florida’s threatened corals

 
Rob Royer | Senior Aquarist
Coral reefs are one of the most biodiverse and productive ecosystems on Earth, home to more than a quarter of all marine species, including fish, mollusks, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, birds and more. Coral reefs protect coastlines from storms and erosion, provide jobs for local communities, and offer opportunities

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Journey to the Edge of the Sea with Seacoast Science Center

 
Kate Leavitt | Chief Program Officer

Seacoast Science Center is thrilled to announce its new intertidal-themed exhibit, The Edge of the Sea. The interactive experience is anchored by three thoroughly unique touch tanks totaling over 500 gallons of cold saltwater and teeming with intertidal animals and seaweeds. Visitors can get their hands wet

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Odiorne Point State Park Habitat Restoration 

If you have driven along Route 1A in Rye, you may have noticed the brush removal along the bike path and south of the Odiorne homestead in Odiorne Point State Park (OPSP). This work, while noticeable roadside only recently, has been part of a long-term project led by the Rockingham County Conservation District (RCCD). We

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Wildlife Kayaking

 
Karen Provazza | Director of Marketing
 
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.
—Loren Eiseley
 
I was born an ocean lover. I have always loved being in and on the water. My fondest childhood memories are of our family’s daylong adventures exploring the coast. Over 25

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