The Shoals Marine Lab, located 6 miles off the coast of Portsmouth, NH is a world leader in the field of marine science education. Whether you are a high school, college or graduate student, SML has Cornell credit courses to introduce or advance the knowledge of marine science. Island sustainability opportunities are also available. Bring the family to Shoals for SeaSHOALS: Marine Science Education for Families. Join Coastal Carol as she leads a full family immersion program for 3 days and 2 nights in August. Minimum age is 7 years old.
Strap on your seat belt and experience the ride of a lifetime on a Rigid Inflatable Boat (“RIB”). Every seat has an unobstructed view to gaze out over the neighboring islands and coastline. From lighthouse tours, to whale watches, to thrill rides, New England Eco Adventures has it all for an exhilirating, educational, and eco-friendly adventure on the open sea. Tours are located in Kennebunk, ME and Hampton, NH.
Looking to add nutritionally packed sea vegetables to your current diet? Larch Hanson has been hand-harvesting local species of seaweed along the coast of Maine for over 45 years. His low impact approach to harvesting assures complete sustainability of his products. His air drying process is simple and energy efficient. Sea vegetables are full of protein, iron, calcium, iodine and trace metals and are virtually fat-free. Enjoy his Variety Pack, Soup Mix, and Seaweed Soul cookbook.
You may have enjoyed a TOUCH TANK program with Coastal Carol. If so, you don’t have to look any further for a touch tank of your very own. Schools across the country are purchasing touch tanks to house marine fauna and flora for students to observe on a year-round basis. The tanks are made locally in Biddeford, Maine. Marine Ecological Habitats will construct a touch tank to suit your classroom needs. Their customer service is excellent too.
Tracy Kane has brought to life fairy houses and gnome homes to the young and young-at-heart. With several books, videos, and workshops, Tracy keeps the magic alive.