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Give them the experience of a lifetime

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Give the gift that will never stop giving … summer time at the Boothbay Sea and Science Center. An unsurpassed experience that will last a lifetime. The comradery, knowledge, self-confidence, and skills gained from this unique experience are priceless.

Mizzen Program (ages 5 – 9): $305/week (includes lunch)
Enrollment is weekly. Two sequential weeks are strongly encouraged.

Stay’s’l & Top’s’l Program (ages 10 – 17): $610/ 2 weeks (includes lunch)
Enrollment in the full 2 weeks of each Session is required. Students may enroll in more than one (sequentially or not) 2-week session as desired.

How it works:

Following your purchase, a gift card with a coupon code will be emailed to you. This code must be used to register using our online system. This offer expires on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Online registration begins on Monday, January 14, 2019.

Please note: Our summer program is very popular, and slots fill quickly. We recommend registering no later than April 1, 2019. Registration for sessions after April 1 are subject to availability.

Cancellation after June 1, 2019 is subject to the BSSC Cancellation Policy available on our website.

The themes for the 2019 summer season:

Session I (June 24 – July 5): Gulf of Maine Fisheries
This 2-week Session takes a look at how we use, consume and manage the harvest of marine creatures from the Gulf of Maine. This Session also includes training in the proper handling and preparation of various types of seafood.

Session II (July 8 – July 19): Exploring Maine Aquaculture
This 2-week Session explores the aquaculture industry located on the Damariscotta River and through conversation with local scientist and aquaculturist explores career paths within the industry. This Session also includes learning about the marine microbial food chain and collecting, analyzing and interpreting water samples.

Session III (July 22 – August 2): Marine Technology and Marine Debris
This 2-week Session takes a look at the different types of technology currently being used to explore and understand the ocean and the impact of marine debris on the ocean’s ecosystems. Scientists at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will share how they use technology to study problems in the ocean.

Session IV (August 5 – August 16): Art and Science of Sailing
This 2-week Session will give students a better understanding of the use of sailboats as working platforms for exploration and a historical perspective of their impact on maritime art, music, and folklore. A local sailmaker, marine architect, artist, and scientist wil help unravel the mysteries and wonders of the art and science of sailing.