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Seaweed planting 2022

Seaweed planting 2022

It was a cold, windy day to be out on the water, but we managed to get our 2023 seaweed in the water on Thursday, Dec. 15. We were planting in Casco Bay off South Freeport with seaweed farmer Ken Sparta and his son Leo of Spartan Sea Farms. We […]

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BSSC receives planning board approval for Carter Property request

BSSC receives planning board approval for Carter Property request

The planning board on Nov. 16 approved a request by the Boothbay Sea and Science Center to change the use of the Estate of Mildred A. Carter at 12 Carter Road from residential to educational facility and employee housing. The approval paves the way for us to continue with our […]

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Film stars

Film stars

We are working with videographer Luke Fatora (right) to create a promotional video to help us raise funds for the purchase of the Carter property. Here Luke interviews former students from our BSSC summer programs about what they enjoyed most. Check back soon for the completed video — it promises […]

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Securing the future of the Boothbay Sea and Science center

Securing the future of the Boothbay Sea and Science center

The Boothbay Sea and Science Center (BSSC) has signed a Purchase Agreement for the Estate of Mildred A. Carter, a 1.33 acre parcel of shorefront property located at 12 Carter Road in East Boothbay. Purchasing this property will allow BSSC to expand from seasonal to year-round programming, support the ongoing […]

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Medomak High School student finds warmer water retards seaweed growth

Medomak High School student finds warmer water retards seaweed growth

Medomak High School Sophomore Anna Weber recently conducted an experiment growing kelp in seawater kept at a variety of different temperatures. She was assisted by Boothbay Sea and Science Executive Director Pauline Dion who provided her with equipment and assisted in the set up of the experiement. Anna’s findings, reported […]

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Remembering a friend of Boothbay Sea and Science Center

Remembering a friend of Boothbay Sea and Science Center

Related articles Edgecomb Eddy students get a lesson about, and taste of seaweed Bigelow hosts elementary school student’s seaweed growing presentation Middle school students harvest seaweed crop in East Boothbay Seaweed farming: A growing industry BSSC’s program, presentation a success We are remembering our friend Seth Barker, who passed away […]

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Exploring the Science of Seaweed Farming 2022

Exploring the Science of Seaweed Farming 2022

The Boothbay Sea and Science Center’s “Exploring the Science of Seaweed Farming” program is off to a wonderful start. This school year we are studying the conditions under which Sugar Kelp (Saccharina latissima) and Alaria Kelp grow with students in 10 middle schools, 1 homeschool, and with a student at […]

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