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Boothbay Sea and Science Center Summer Program Opens

Boothbay Sea and Science Center Summer Program Opens

On June 17 the Boothbay Sea and Science Center (BSSC) started its second summer at their Linekin Bay campus welcoming 29 children and teens to the first week of the 2024 summer program. In its 12th year, BSSC, a community sea and science education center for youth ages 5-17, is […]

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New touch tank installed

New touch tank installed

Yesterday we received a new 100-gallon touch tank purchased with a grant from the Maine Community Foundation. The self-supporting tank, which has been installed in our classroom, will soon be filled with a variety of native marine life which will allow our students to observe and handle creatures found in […]

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BSSC Executive Director kicks off Darling Marine Summer Seminar Series

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 […]

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Aquaculture Pioneers Camp

Aquaculture Pioneers Camp

On May 17 and 18 the Boothbay Sea and Science Center (BSSC) hosted an Aquaculture Pioneers program for 12 Maine Career Catalyst interns who will be working on Maine aquaculture farms this summer. During their time at BSSC Robert Chance (BSSC Principal Waterfront Instructor), Harry Dudley (BSSC Volunteer), and Jacob […]

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Tour of Washburn and Doughty

Tour of Washburn and Doughty

Students from the Greenville Consolidated School, who are part of the Boothbay Sea and Science Center’s “Exploring the Science of Seaweed Farming” program, on tour at shipbuilder Washburn and Doughty.

BSSC Summer 2024 Staff Leaders

  BSSC is delighted to welcome 2024’s marine science and sailing staff who are dedicated to BSSC’s principles of curiosity, respect, teamwork, self-confidence and good sportsmanship. Robert (RC) Chance returns as BSSC Principal Waterfront Instructor. RC spent summers teaching sailing on the Chesapeake Bay for local organizations that served at-risk […]

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UNE Interns Assist BSSC Seaweed Farming Program

UNE Interns Assist BSSC Seaweed Farming Program

Earlier this year BSSC welcomed its first interns in the Exploring the Science of Seaweed Farming in-school program as teaching assistants. University of New England (UNE) seniors Jenni Andrade and Abbi Charvat are Marine Affairs majors. This internship gives Jenni the opportunity to further explore her interest in Education, and […]

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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 […]

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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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