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Boothbay Sea and Science Center wins US Sailing Award

Boothbay Sea and Science Center wins US Sailing Award

Boothbay Sea and Science Center has been awarded the prestigious US Sailing Creative Innovations in Programming award. The award recognizes “those programs, or individuals, who have successfully found new, and different, methods for teaching sailing,” according to US Sailing. The award is given to one organization each year and is […]

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Exploring the Science of Seaweed Farming grows

Exploring the Science of Seaweed Farming grows

The program is now in 15 schools in 7 Maine counties The Boothbay Sea and Science Center (BSSC) experiential program, “Exploring the Science of Seaweed Farming”, a school-based effort in its 7th year, has expanded its reach to 15 schools in seven Maine Counties. This in-school program impacts more than […]

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Getting a start on the seaweed season

Getting a start on the seaweed season

  Middle School students at Tremont Consolidated School in Bass Harbor are participating in the Boothbay Sea and Science Center’s Science of Seaweed Farming program. This is their first year growing seedlings of Saccharina latissama (Sugar Kelp) and Alaria esculenta (Alaria Kelp) seedlings growing in their classroom tank. The students, […]

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BSSC Completes 2023 Season on Linekin Bay

BSSC Completes 2023 Season on Linekin Bay

While it’s been several weeks since the Boothbay Sea and Science Center’s nine-week summer program came to a close, the sight of the BSSC fleet of sailboats and rowboats cruising through the bay and kids exploring tidepools and enthusiastically exclaiming “I found a crab” delighting neighbors and visitors alike is […]

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Guest speakers, field trips add depth to the BSSC experience

Guest speakers, field trips add depth to the BSSC experience

One of the many great things about the Boothbay Sea and Science Center is the opportunity to learn from guest speakers and explore our community. This summer BSSC students were excited to visit places like Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Washburn & Doughty, Nathaniel S. Wilson Sailmaker Sail Loft, and […]

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Look for us at community events all around Maine

Look for us at community events all around Maine

As the waterfront and boats are readied for winter, BSSC continues its outreach in the community and beyond sharing their resources and passion at: the Boothbay Region Elementary School “Set for Success” event where families picked up BSSC program information and coloring books; the Pemaquid Oyster Festival and Boothbay Railway […]

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Seaweed farming program expands to 15 schools

Seaweed farming program expands to 15 schools

Our 2023/2024 Exploring the Science of Seaweed Farming program is in 15 schools (11 in 2022/2023) in 7 Maine Counties (Lincoln, Androscoggin, Cumberland, York, Kennebec, Piscataquis, Hancock). This experiential program is a school-based effort exploring the conditions under which macro-algae grows and directed toward a better understanding of an industry […]

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Boothbay Sea and Science Center to take part in Roux Institute’s program for Mission-Aligned Entrepreneurship for Environmental Non-Profits

Boothbay Sea and Science Center to take part in Roux Institute’s program for Mission-Aligned Entrepreneurship for Environmental Non-Profits

The Boothbay Sea and Science Center (BSSC) has been accepted into the Roux Institute’s program for Mission-Aligned Entrepreneurship for Environmental Non-Profits. The new program is designed to assist Maine non-profit organizations that are in the early stage of developing a new income stream to supplement other sources of support. “It […]

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BSSC students learn from the experts

BSSC students learn from the experts

By Emma Dullaert One of the many great things about the Boothbay Sea and Science Center (BSSC) is the opportunity to learn from guest speakers and explore our community. This summer BSSC students were excited to visit places like Bigelow Laboratories for Ocean Sciences, Washburn & Doughty, Nathaniel S. Wilson […]

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