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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. Partnering with MassBays is an important contribution to Northeastern’s Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative, which launched in 2012 and aims to help […]

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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

High school students and their teachers/chaperones, please join dozens of local experts as they share their knowledge, skills, and passion for marine science-related research and practice.  Each symposium will feature two hands-on workshop sessions and a keynote presentation by a special guest.  This event is sponsored by Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center, the Massachusetts Marine […]

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Under the Sea Mosaic

MARINE ANIMAL DRAWING CONTEST 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. Read on for more information! Background In the summer of 2015, the Northeastern University Marine Science Center (MSC) Beach Sisters program partnered with artist […]

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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. Scouts can choose from a variety of program options including exploring a local habitat such as the rocky shore or salt marsh, or exploring a particular theme such as […]

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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. This is happening through three interactions each year between Marine Science Center and every class from PreK through Grade 6. Programs include classroom and field-based […]

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School to Sea Program

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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