BSSC Executive Director kicks off Darling Marine Summer Seminar Series

Boothbay Sea and Science Center’s Executive Director Pauline Dion kicked off the Summer Seminar Series at Darling Marine Center on Thursday, May 30, as she reviewed the history, growth and future ambitions of our 12-year-old organization. Her talk was part of a series of marine science-themed presentations scheduled at the University of Maine Marine Laboratory.

Dion reviewed the history of BSSC, which began as an idea in 2011, and started in earnest in the summer of 2013 with one instructor, 24 students and a handful of boats.

Since then the program has grown to serve hundreds of children ages 5 – 17 from communities around the state. BSSC is now able to educate its students on its own campus at 12 Carter Road and also runs the in-school Exploring the Science of Seaweed Farming in which school students help raise, plant and harvest seaweed.