Does your teen love marine science and art? This is the program for them!

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to join us from April 18-21, 2017 to learn about coastal ecosystems and create an inspiring marine-themed mosaic.

The art will feature panels representing ocean habitats in the three study locations of Northeastern’s signature Three Sea Program: the Gulf of Maine, Western Caribbean Sea, and Puget Sound.  The completed mosaic panels will be hung in the Murphy Bunker at the Marine Science Center where thousands of visiting school children will be able to study it each year. The mosaic creation will be overseen by professional artist, Stacey Wilson-McMahon, whose non-profit organization, apatchworks, has engaged youth in the construction of mosaics that benefit other community and educational non-profits in several countries including the USA.

The program will take place at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, and will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day. Each day will include up to 3 hours of mosaic art instruction and building and up to 2 hours of marine science instruction in the field at the MSC or other nearby coastal locations, as well as in the classroom. The unveiling of the final mosaic will take place at a special event at the MSC on April 26.

We will provide a shuttle from Ruggles, Wonderland, and Lynn/Central Square MBTA stations to facilitate the participation of students from a wide geographic area.

The cost of the program is $280 per person, with an additional $40 for shuttle riders. Snacks are included, but lunch is not. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE – please see the registration pack for details.

For more information and for a registration packet, please click here.

Space is limited, and applications are due by April 7 or until the program is filled.


Special thanks to Bisazza (Italy), who is donating the beautiful glass tiles for the project, and to apatchworks sponsor MCS Apparel.

If you have any questions, please contact Val Perini at 781.581.7370 x373 or