Tremendous Trees

In this active study of trees and forests we’ll explore, collect samples, observe, measure and classify.  Discover the food web of the forest and make bark rubbings of your favorite specimens to take home. Dress for outdoor exploration.  Program held indoors if extreme weather. Best for ages 6  - 12. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Price: $0.00

Date: 02/23/2017

Address:
Waquoit Bay Reserve
131 Waquoit Highway/Route 28
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Story and Stroll - Into the Woods

Learn how a forest grows and discover the critters that live in the different layers. After reading “A Pill Bug’s Life” we’ll do a scavenger hunt along the woodland trail. Best for ages 2 - 7. Must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: 02/23/2017

Address:
Waquoit Bay Reserve
131 Waquoit Highway/Route 28
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Pollinating Your Curriculum: For Teachers of Grades 3-5

 

Participants must attend all three sessions (Feb. 28, 5-8, April 19, 8:30am-5:30 pm, June 26, 1-5 pm).  Create a pollinator garden at your school! Plants, seeds, and up to $200 worth of other materials per school provided. Learn about pollinator garden habitats- food webs, life cycles and adaptations of plants and animals that inhabit them. Try out field and classroom activities. Bring home posters and books. Course aligns with grade 3-5 Massachusetts State Science Technology and Engineering Standards. Offered free of charge thanks to a US Fish and Wildlife Monarch Meadows Grant and other sponsors. Optional graduate credit is available from Framingham State College for $150.00 for the two credit course.  PDPs available free through the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network and Cape Cod Community College. For a complete syllabus  check www.waquoitbayreserve.org under Education/teacher resources. For more information contact joan.muller@state.ma.us or 508-457-0495 x107.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: 02/28/2017

Address:
Waquoit Bay Reserve
131 Waquoit Highway/Route 28
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience - Cape Cod

This free, full day training will introduce fundamental green infrastructure concepts and practices that can play a critical role in making Massachusett’s coastal communities more resilient to natural hazards. "Green infrastructure" refers to incorporating the natural environment and constructed systems that mimic natural processes in a way that benefits people and nature.

The workshop will introduce participants to a wide variety of contexts and scales of green infrastructure approaches. It will provide an overview of traditional green infrastructure approaches including low impact development techniques and introduce living shorelines using natural materials to stabilize shorelines.  Through presentations featuring local projects from across the state, activities, and group discussion, participants will learn what they can do to support green infrastructure implementation in their communities.

Target Audience: Local officials including conservation agents, planners, beach managers, natural resource managers, DPW staff and municipal board members, as well as, watershed associations and other non-governmental organizations working on coastal resilience issues

Space is limited! Must be a member of the target audience to reserve a spot. Please register by Tuesday, March 21

a training offered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office for Coastal Management in partnership with the MA Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Professional Credits: Approved for 6 credits by the American Institute of Certified Planners.  Approved for 5 credits by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for certified floodplain managers.

Contact:
Tonna-Marie Rogers, Waquoit Bay Reserve at tonna-marie.surgeon-rogers@state.ma.us or 508-457-0495 x110
Julia Knisel, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management at julia.knisel@state.ma.us or 617-626-1191

 

 

Price: $0.00

Date: 03/28/2017

Address:
Hyannis Golf Course
1840 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA
02601
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 49

Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience-Nahant

This free, full day training will introduce fundamental green infrastructure concepts and practices that can play a critical role in making Massachusett’s coastal communities more resilient to natural hazards. "Green infrastructure" refers to incorporating the natural environment and constructed systems that mimic natural processes in a way that benefits people and nature.

The workshop will introduce participants to a wide variety of contexts and scales of green infrastructure approaches.  It will provide an overview of traditional green infrastructure approaches including low impact development techniques and introduce living shorelines using natural materials to stabilize shorelines.  Through presentations featuring local projects from across the state, activities, and group discussion, participants will learn what they can do to support green infrastructure implementation in their communities.

Target Audience: Local officials including conservation agents, planners, beach managers, natural resource managers, DPW staff and municipal board members, as well as, watershed associations and other non-governmental organizations working on coastal resilience issues.

Space is limited! Must be a member of the target audience to reserve a spot. Please register by Tuesday, March 21

a training offered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office for Coastal Management in partnership with the MA Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Professional Credits: Approved for 6 credits by the American Institute of Certified Planners. Approved for 5 credits by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for certified floodplain managers.

Contact:
Tonna-Marie Rogers, Waquoit Bay Reserve at tonna-marie.surgeon-rogers@state.ma.us or 508-457-0495 x110
Julia Knisel, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management at julia.knisel@state.ma.us or 617-626-1191

Price: $0.00

Date: 03/30/2017

Address:
Northeastern Marine Science Center
430 Nahant Road
Nahant, MA
01908 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 38

Estuary Adventurers: June 26-30, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Estuary Adventurers: June 26-30, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Full day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 (fall 2017).

Cost: $295

Young scientists in this program will explore Waquoit Bay Reserve using a variety of instruments, from hydrometers to projecting microscopes. They will conduct investigations based on research projects in the Reserve, monitor ground water, test water quality, observe wildlife, and learn to recognize human impacts to the bay. They will play games to illustrate natural cycles, and get to know the plants, algae, and animals in and around Waquoit Bay. Students will wade in the shallow waters and marsh creeks to find estuary creatures, and dig into studies of rocks, soil, water, and sunlight.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 06/26/2017

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 4

Women in Science: July 10-14, 2017 (M-W:9AM-3PM, Th-Fri:overnight)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Women in Science: July 10-14, 2017

For girls entering grades 7, 8 and 9 (Fall 2017)

Full Day Program Monday - Wednesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday 1:00PM Camp overnight at Washburn Island
Friday 10:00AM Pick up

Cost: $295

In this week of hands-on activities, young women will receive inspiration and support as they meet women scientists who will describe their career paths and projects. Students will conduct field research alongside Waquoit Bay Reserve 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 and overnight camping expedition to Washburn Island, where the students will leave their cell phones behind as they explore the island ecology and hike the trails. An afternoon lesson on shell fishing and an evening campfire will round out the day and set the stage for them to spend the night on the island with their teachers and classmates. The session is sure to provide plenty of fun, build confidence, and offer a look at potential careers in science, technology, and engineering.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 07/10/2017

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 13

Bayside Buddies: July 17-21, 2017 AM session (9:00am-noon)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Bayside Buddies: July 17-21, 2017 (9:00am-noon)

Half day sessions for students entering grades 2-3 (fall 2017).

Cost: $175

Children will get wet, muddy, and inspired while exploring the habitats and wildlife around Waquoit Bay through games, crafts, and basic scientific investigations. They will learn to identify and observe living and non-living elements of nearby woods, fields, marshes, and waters of the bay, make and record observations, use instruments to record environmental conditions, and learn about the fragile nature of these environments. Children will learn about local plants and wildlife, and practice “collect, observe, and release” procedures to help them become responsible estuary stewards.

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $175.00

Date: 07/17/2017

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

Bayside Buddies: July 17-21, 2017 PM session (1:00PM-4:00PM)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Bayside Buddies: July 17-21, 2017 (1:00pm-4:00pm)

Half day sessions for students entering grades 2-3 (fall 2017).

Cost: $175

Children will get wet, muddy, and inspired while exploring the habitats and wildlife around Waquoit Bay through games, crafts, and basic scientific investigations. They will learn to identify and observe living and non-living elements of nearby woods, fields, marshes, and waters of the bay, make and record observations, use instruments to record environmental conditions, and learn about the fragile nature of these environments. Children will learn about local plants and wildlife, and practice “collect, observe, and release” procedures to help them become responsible estuary stewards.

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $175.00

Date: 07/17/2017

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 14

Eco-Design Workshop- July 24-28, 2017 (9:00 am- 3:00 pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Eco-design Workshop – For students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 (Fall 2017)

July 24-28, 2017 (9:00 am-3:00 pm)

Cost: $295

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, which will be based on real-life problems and challenges. They will learn about renewable energy and the many ways to capture and harness sun, wind, and water power. Throughout the session, interactive games and water activities will keep the interest level high and the kids cooled down.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 07/24/2017

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 16

Estuary Adventurers: July 31- August 4, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Estuary Adventurers: July 31- August 4, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Full day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 (fall 2017).

Cost: $295

Young scientists in this program will explore Waquoit Bay Reserve using a variety of instruments, from hydrometers to projecting microscopes. They will conduct investigations based on research projects in the Reserve, monitor ground water, test water quality, observe wildlife, and learn to recognize human impacts to the bay. They will play games to illustrate natural cycles, and get to know the plants, algae, and animals in and around Waquoit Bay. Students will wade in the shallow waters and marsh creeks to find estuary creatures, and dig into studies of rocks, soil, water, and sunlight.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 07/31/2017

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

Tidal Quest- August 7-11, 2017 (9:00 am-3:00 pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

TIDAL Quest: Teens Investigating Diversity of Aquatic Life 

August 7-11, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

For students entering grades 9-12 (Fall 2017)

Cost: $295

Do you love science, technology, and figuring out how things work? Join a small team of students spending a week in the field while conducting environmental monitoring projects with Waquoit Bay Reserve scientists. Students will discover the latest technologies used locally to study climate change and sea level rise, monitor wildlife and examine plant communities, and look for ways to solve environmental issues while socializing with other teens and developing questions to investigate. Participation in this session may help determine a career path or boost a college application.

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 08/07/2017

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Estuary Adventurers: August 14-18, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Estuary Adventurers: August 14-18, 2017 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Full day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 (fall 2017).

Cost: $295

Young scientists in this program will explore Waquoit Bay Reserve using a variety of instruments, from hydrometers to projecting microscopes. They will conduct investigations based on research projects in the Reserve, monitor ground water, test water quality, observe wildlife, and learn to recognize human impacts to the bay. They will play games to illustrate natural cycles, and get to know the plants, algae, and animals in and around Waquoit Bay. Students will wade in the shallow waters and marsh creeks to find estuary creatures, and dig into studies of rocks, soil, water, and sunlight.

 

ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO CHECK OUT WITH PAYPAL. If you choose to mail in payment, registration is complete once payment is received. THANK YOU!

Price: $295.00

Date: 08/14/2017

Address:
Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
Waquoit, MA
02536 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 17

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