Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
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To register your child, please click on the session dates below, fill out the online registration, and complete payment.
In addition to online registration, please print and email or mail the Immunization and Medical & Emergency Contact forms. Registrations will only be considered complete upon receipt of forms.
Waquoit Bay Reserve Foundation
Attn: Science School
P.O. Box 3522, Waquoit, MA 02536
Scholarships – To apply for full or partial scholarships please fill out the application.
To be placed on a waitlist for any “full sessions” please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Half-day sessions for students entering grades 2-3 in the fall of 2023
REGISTER: July 24 – 28, 2023 – Morning Session (9:00am – 12:00pm) (Session Full)
REGISTER: July 24 – 28, 2023 – Afternoon Session (1:00pm – 4:00pm) (Session Full
Children will get wet, muddy, and inspired through games, crafts, and basic scientific investigations. They explore nature in various habitats around Waquoit Bay including forest, field, and marshes. The students will study wildlife from crabs in the bay to osprey on our nesting platform, starting their journey to become estuary stewards.
Full-day sessions for students entering grades 4-6 in the fall of 2023
REGISTER: Session One – July 10 – 14, 2023 (9:00am – 3:00pm) (Session Full)
REGISTER: Session Two – July 17 – 21, 2023 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Young scientists will conduct hands-on investigations based on research projects at the Reserve from water quality of the bay to wildlife observations. They will learn to use a variety of instruments to help with their discoveries and play games relating ideas. Students will wade into the marshes to find estuary creatures and learn about the wildlife around Waquoit Bay.
Full-day session for students entering grades 6-8 in the fall of 2023
REGISTER: August 14 – 18, 2023 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Students will design and create exciting projects using the engineering design process in the classroom lab and outside. They will draw on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) 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 play interactive games and water activities will keep the interest level high and the kids cooled down.
Women in Science
Full-day sessions for students entering grades 7-9 in the fall of 2023
REGISTER: July 31 – August 4, 2023 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Students will receive inspiration and support as they meet women scientists who will describe their career paths and projects. They will conduct field research alongside Waquoit Bay staff and visiting scientists using a variety of instruments and technologies to gather and record data from the habitats at Waquoit Bay Reserve. This hands-on session is sure to provide plenty of fun, build confidence, and offer a look at potential careers in science, technology, and engineering.
TIDAL Quest: Teens Investigating Diversity of Aquatic Life
Full-day session for students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2023
REGISTER: August 7 – 11, 2023 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
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, 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.
To hear an audio clip of Waquoit Bay History and teens exploring the estuary click here. Narrated by Pam Briscoe, Waquoit resident, featured speaker Jim Rassman, Stewardship Coordinator, Waquoit Bay NERR and Science School Instructor, Gil Newton
For more information or questions, please email: email@example.com (during the winter months, this email is not monitored on a regular basis, but we will respond as we are able – thank you.)
Payment – online payment through PayPal preferred.
Cancellation Policy – Refunds will only be made if we are able to fill your child’s spot less a $25.00 administrative fee.