MassBays National Estuary Program

The Marine Science Center is the Metro Boston Regional Coordinator for the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays). The Metro Boston region includes 12 coastal communities stretching from Revere to Hull, and encompassing eight watersheds.

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Field Trips to the MSC

The centerpiece of the MSC Outreach Program is the rocky shore field experience. Scientists have been studying the rocky shore at Nahant for over 150 years, and this two to three hour student experience introduces students to both marine life and how scientists conduct field study in this pristine coastal setting.

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MSC In Your Classroom

Northeastern’s Marine Science Center Outreach Program staff are available to deliver in-class programs in neighboring school districts.

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High School Marine Science Symposium

UPDATE 1/31/17 – Both events are almost full. We are still accepting applications for students from Districts that meet the scholarship criteria (below), and all other interested parties can be added to the waiting list by emailing v.perini@northeastern.edu. High school students and their teachers/chaperones, please join dozens of local experts as they share their knowledge, skills, […]

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Under the Sea Mosaic

We need your help! We are seeking line-drawing designs of marine animals found in the Gulf of Maine, Western Caribbean Sea, and/or Puget Sound for a marine-themed mosaic mural project.

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Lynn Public Schools

The collaborative “From School to Sea: Linking Middle Schoolers in Lynn to the Ocean Next Door” program between the Northeastern University Marine Science Center Outreach Program and Lynn Public Schools allows sixth graders to become familiar with marine and environmental science through field-based inquiry and exploration.

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Nahant Public Schools

Thanks to generous funding from the Nahant Education Foundation, the Marine Science Center Outreach Program is working with the Johnson Elementary School in Nahant to develop and implement marine science activities at every grade level.

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Scout Programs

The Marine Science Center is excited to host Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of all ages for programming at our Nahant campus and/or other local field locations.

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