Osprey Watch

OSPREY WATCH

1:00 pm—2:00 pm, Waquoit Bay Visitor Center

Learn about our coastal raptor; the osprey. Participants will get an up close view of a nesting pair while learning about their adaptations and lifestyle. Suitable for all ages.

All programs are free and open to the public. An adult must accompany children. Reasonable accommodations available upon request. Restrooms available at the Visitor Center. Rain cancels most programs: check our website for cancellations. Please register for each program you are interested in attending. For more information about these programs and to register, please check our webpage at www.waquoitbayreserve.org.

Questions? Contact Hannah.Newcombe@mass.gov

 

Price: $0.00

Date: 06/27/2022

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Research at the Reserve

RESEARCH AT THE RESERVE

10:00 am—10:30 am

Waquoit Bay Visitor Center

Participants are invited to learn about research done at the Reserve and why it matters. Each program will explore a  different research project. Suitable for ages 12 and up.

All programs are free and open to the public. An adult must accompany children. Reasonable accommodations available upon request. Restrooms available at the Visitor Center. Rain cancels most programs: check our website for cancellations. Please register for each program you are interested in attending. For more information about these programs and to register, please check our webpage at www.waquoitbayreserve.org.

Questions? Contact Hannah.Newcombe@mass.gov

Price: $0.00

Date: 06/28/2022

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Creature Feature

CREATURE FEATURE

3:00 pm—4:00 pm

Waquoit Bay Visitor Center

This program will highlight a new creature each week. This presentation will be followed by a related activity/craft. Suitable for ages 5-12.

All programs are free and open to the public. An adult must accompany children. Reasonable accommodations available upon request. Restrooms available at the Visitor Center. Rain cancels most programs: check our website for cancellations. Please register for each program you are interested in attending. For more information about these programs and to register, please check our webpage at www.waquoitbayreserve.org.

Questions? Contact Hannah.Newcombe@mass.gov

Price: $0.00

Date: 06/29/2022

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Estuary Adventures - Session 1

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

July 11 - 15, 2022

9:00am - 3:00pm

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.

Price: $375.00

Date: 07/11/2022

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

Available Spaces: 0

Bayside Buddies - AM Session

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School -

July 18 - 22, 2022

Bayside Buddies AM Session

9:00am - 12:00pm

Cost: $200

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.

Note:  please provide nut-free snack only.

Price: $200.00

Date: 07/18/2022

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

Available Spaces: 0

Bayside Buddies - PM Session

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Bayside Buddies Afternoon Session

July 18 - 22, 2022

1:00pm - 4:00pm

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.

 

Price: $200.00

Date: 07/18/2022

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

Available Spaces: 0

Women In Science

Waquoit Bay Reserve Summer Science School

Women in Science

July 25 - 29, 2022

Mon-Wed, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Thursday, 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm

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 staff and visiting scientists. They will 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 an evening program including a campfire and cookout where the students will explore local ecology in early evening. The session is sure to provide plenty of fun, build confidence, and offer a look at potential careers in science, technology, and engineering.

 

Price: $375.00

Date: 07/25/2022

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

Available Spaces: 1

Estuary Adventures - Session 2

Waquoit Bay Reserve Summer Science School

August 1 - 5, 2022

9:00am - 3:00pm

Cost: $375

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.

Price: $375.00

Date: 08/01/2022

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

Available Spaces: 0

Teachers on the Estuary: Investigating a Changing Environment

This Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) Workshop is designed for middle and high school teachers.

August 1, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm-Virtual Introductory Session

August 3 & 4, 2022
Waquoit Bay Reserve
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

November 16, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm-Virtual Session

Teachers will Explore coastal habitats; Conduct field investigations; Connect to Next Generation Science Standards
Bring local and national data into your classroom, Learn how to guide student investigations; Interact with local scientists and experienced coastal educators.

Workshop is free but space is limited. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Questions? Contact joan.muller@mass.gov.

Co-sponsored by the Waquoit Bay Reserve, Mass DCR, NOAA and the Friends of Waquoit Bay

Price: $0.00

Date: 08/01/2022

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

Available Spaces: Unlimited

STEM Adventures

Waquoit Bay Reserve Summer Science School

August 8 - 12, 2022

9:00am - 3:00pm

Cost: $375

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.

Price: $375.00

Date: 08/08/2022

Available Spaces: 0

TIDAL Quest: Teens Investigating Diversity of Aquatic Life

Waquoit Bay Summer Science School

Full day session for students entering grades 9-12 (fall 2022)
9:00am - 3:00pm

Cost $375

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.

 

Price: $375.00

Date: 08/15/2022

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

Available Spaces: 0

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