Summer Science School

A series of week-long learning adventures, Summer Science School introduces kids and teens to coastal ecology while having fun and fostering new friendships. Please visit for additional information.

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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.

STEM Adventures -Full day session. Children in grades 6, 7 and 8.  Students will design and create exciting take- home projects using the engineering design process in the classroom lab and in a variety of habitats nearby.  They will draw on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to build, test, and redesign their projects.  They will learn about renewable energy and the many ways to capture and harness sun, wind, and water power. summer camps on cape cod

Women in Science Program
Young women in grades 7-9 will receive inspiration and support as they meet women scientists who will describe their career paths and projects. Students will conduct field research alongside WBNERR staff and visiting scientists, and use a variety of instruments and technologies to gather and record data from the marshes, fields, forests, and waters of Waquoit Bay Reserve. A highlight of this session will be the boat trip to Washburn Island and overnight on Reserve property, where the students will leave their cell phones behind as they explore local ecology and hike the trails.

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.

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

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