NH - Explore New Hampshire’s Coastal Wonders
The Seacoast Science Center's two newest exhibits are ready for visitors when they reopen to the public
The Seacoast Science Center may be temporarily closed, but that doesn’t mean that you need to miss out on the ocean-related fun. The center is still committed to connecting you to the inspirational powers of nature through various learning opportunities. Each week, they are adding new lessons, activities and resources to support at-home learning and help you and your family find moments of rest from today’s challenges. Recently, the SSC Education Team pivoted from preparing for thousands of students on spring field trips to creating “Your Learning Connection,” a weekly catalogue of online education resources for teachers, students and parents-turned-tutors. While they have a variety of options like “Your Learning Connection” available to keep you busy during this time, they also have a few exciting things to look forward to when they reopen — two new exhibits that are ready for when the public can once again come inside.
The heart of the Seacoast Science Center beats to spark curiosity, enhance understanding and inspire the conservation of our Blue Planet, all of which were infused into the creation of their two newest exhibits, Restoring Reefs and NH Beaches. The two exhibits help people understand the ecological importance of these habitats through engaging activity stations, live animal tanks and interpretive programming.
“Most people don’t go to museums alone. We understand that sharing the experience is fundamental to learning and enjoyment,” says President Jim Chase. “Our aim is to support social learning experiences in our exhibits. However, they were also created to provide a backdrop for the talented naturalists on our Education Team. The naturalists who interact with the public are trained to use an inquiry-based education approach. They draw on our visitor’s experience to elicit and answer questions. Our naturalists work hard to connect the dots in ways that are relevant to the visitors. We believe that this approach leaves people with lessons stay with them long after they leave the center.”