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Celebrating 10 years of Sea and Science!

Celebrating 10 years of Sea and Science!

We’re thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of sea and science programming in 2022! Organized in 2012, we opened our doors in June of 2013 and since that time, welcomed more than 200+ youth ages 5 – 17 from all over the world. BSSC is governed by a nine-member Board […]

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Summer 2022!

Summer 2022!

The BSSC Board of Directors is busy planning our 2022 summer season. At this time, they’re looking to hire Sailing and Science instructors, Apprentices, a Waterfront Director, and an Education Program Coordinator (job descriptions and applications coming soon on our website). Registration for the 2022 summer program will open on […]

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A “growing” program

A “growing” program

We are extremely pleased to share that we are entering the fifth year of our in-school Exploring the Science of Seaweed Farming program. To date we’ve collaborated with more than 10 Maine public schools with this experiential program. In this program middle schoolers explore the conditions under which Saccharina latissima […]

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Music and memories

Music and memories

The sea … a force to reckon with while its beauty to behold.  It strengthens the character yet softens the soul. It hangs on our walls and fills our bookshelves. Yet, it gives way to its vastness and inspires melody in its greatness. These stunning videos created by videographer Luke […]

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A summer of learning, experiencing

A summer of learning, experiencing

On August 20, the Boothbay Sea and Science Center wrapped up its ninth summer season of sailing, rowing, and marine science.  More than 90 youth ages 5 – 17 participated in nine exciting fun filled weeks of exploring and experiencing what lies between the surface and the sea floor.

Where the land meets the sea, a collaboration with CMBG

Where the land meets the sea, a collaboration with CMBG

This summer the Boothbay Sea and Science Center partnered with the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on an experiential shoreside program that helped students ages 9 – 13 gain a better understanding of the differences and similarities that exist between the Back River and the Damariscotta River.  Lead by BSSC Science […]

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Tracking trash, in real life

Tracking trash, in real life

Participants in Session IV (Tracking Trash: Secret Lives of Trash) received some real life lessons about what happens to our everyday trash. During a field trip to the Boothbay Region Transfer Station the students learned how discarded objects are reused or recycled – old lumber is turned into wood chips […]

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A Midsummer fundraiser with the Halcyon String Quartet

A Midsummer fundraiser with the Halcyon String Quartet

On Saturday, July 31, we raised more than $6,000 with our Midsummer fundraiser featuring the classical sounds of the Halcyon String Quartet and the videography of Luke Fatora. The event, titled “Melody in Motion”, celebrating our land and sea with the Halcyon String Quartet, was presented live at The Shipyard […]

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