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.
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 6-8 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.
Co-Sponsored by the Waquoit Bay Reserve and the Waquoit Bay Reserve Foundation