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2011 Summer Programs for Kids

Please note that Woods Hole Sea Grant and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution do not offer summer programs directly.
All programs are listed alphabetically as a courtesy to the organizations and to assist parents and guardians in making plans.
Please contact the individual programs directly for details on their offerings. 

Falmouth Academy

Falmouth Academy Summer Programs offers classes to all ages and interests in the arts, athletics, science and adventure. Sciences include whale studies and climatology for pre-teens and teens. For more information and registration, please visit

Susan Moffat, Director of Summer Programs
Falmouth Academy
7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540
508-457-9696, ext. 307

Sea Education Association, Woods Hole

SEASCape | SEA Science on the Cape

This three-week summer program at SEA offers motivated high school students the opportunity to study the marine environment from a variety of perspectives – scientific, historical, literary, and nautical. Participants live and study at our campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Academic programming is scheduled throughout each day, including on most weekend days. Course work includes lectures, discussions, laboratory activities, and field trips; all introducing students to oceanography, the study of history and literature of the sea, and nautical science in an historic and modern context. Teamwork, leadership, and sense of community are the underlying values of SEA’s academic curriculum. Participants not only grow as students, but as global citizens and individuals.

For more information, please visit


Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

A series of week-long learning adventures, Summer Science School at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve introduces kids and teens to coastal ecology while having fun and fostering new friendships.

 2014 Summer Science School Schedule

Registration Form

Bayside Buddies – Half day sessions. Children in grades 2-3 will get wet, muddy and inspired while exploring the habitats and wildlife around Waquoit Bay through games, crafts and scientific investigations

Estuary Adventures – Full day sessions. Children in grades 4-6 will become young scientists using a variety of equipment, from crab traps to salinity meters to sample the marshes, creeks and bay, discovering an ocean of adventure along the way.

Eco-Design Workshop – Renewable Energy Program. Full day session. Children in grades 5 -7 will participate in activities that encourage team work and problem solving while exploring renewable energy concepts. They design and create take-home projects, explore the bay and use scientific equipment to learn more about wind, water and solar resources and how human activities affect our environment.

Women in Science Program
Young women in grades 7-9 will be inspired and supported by Reserve staff while building confidence through activities relating to scientific research, marine biology, and ecology. An overnight camping trip on Washburn Island fosters peer relationships as girls leave cell phones behind and face the challenges of setting up shelter, cooking and exploring the island at night.

Teen Program: TIDAL QUEST – Teens Investigating Diversity of Aquatic Life (grades 9-12). Join a small team of students spending a week in the field with Waquoit Bay Reserve scientists conducting environmental monitoring projects.

For additional information please call (508) 457-0495 x155 or

Co-Sponsored by the Waquoit Bay Reserve and the Waquoit Bay Reserve Foundation

Last updated: June 24, 2014

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