Marine Science and Maritime Heritage

Summer Programs

Maritime Gloucester is excited to offer the following Week-Long and Drop-In programs for Summer 2017.  

Week-Long Programs:  Coastal Explorers - Sailing & Science (ages 8-11), Coastal Explorers - Voyagers (ages 12-15)  

 

Drop-In Programs:  Details to come!

 

Internships: Programs for High School and College students

 

If you have any questions or interested in other potential opportunities to learn about Marine Science and Maritime Heritage, please email Amanda Madeira (amadeira@maritimegloucester.org). 

 

  • Jun11
    Welcome Back Event!

    Sunday, June 11, 2017, 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm,

    Registration : Half-Priced Admission; no registration required.

    Audience: Families & General Audience

    Bring your family by on June 11 from 12:30 to 5:00 to see what's new, make your way to schooners Adventure and Ardelle on our newly installed pier, and meet our new aquarium critters! Now we are ready to show our stuff! Half-priced admission and special programs throughout the day. Note: Ardelle is sailing at 1:00 pm. Book your sail HERE.

     
  • Jun26
    Wood Working/Boat Building – On the Docks

    Monday, June 26, 2017, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, through Friday, June 30, 2017

    Registration : Cost: $425 non-members; $375 for MG Family Members. (Scholarships available)

    Audience: Ages 11-15

    Summer classes at the Maritime Gloucester Boat Shop are a perfect way to learn basic woodworking and boatbuilding skills. Students will learn fundamental woodshop safety, use of hand tools, and basic woodworking skills in a supportive group atmosphere. Under the supervision of an expert boat builder, students will build a small wooden skiff. In addition to the time in the Boat Shop, students should have time to explore Gloucester Harbor in dories, gig boats and a pinky schooner sailboat.  Register early as registration is limited to six students.

     
  • Jul10
    Coastal Explorers – Sailing & Science (session 1)

    Monday, July 10, 2017, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, July 14, 2017

    Registration : $450 Non-Member / $400 MG Family Members

    Audience: Ages 8-11

    Climb aboard and set a course for fun and exploration! Throughout the week students learn to sail a traditional Gloucester fishing schooner while participating in exciting hands-on marine science and maritime heritage explorations along the North Shore. Each day, students will board the Schooner Ardelle and sail off to a different destination. Whether it’s to climb the lighthouse on Thacher Island and learn about its nesting seabirds, navigate to Dry Salvages to see seals up close, explore an island with tide pools and a shipwreck, or learn about colonial times at Fort Sewall in Marblehead, fun and good times will be had with every day a new adventure. Perhaps we’ll catch lobsters and fish for Maritime Gloucester’s Aquarium or even see a whale!

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  • Jul17
    Harbor Discovery

    Monday, July 17, 2017, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, through Friday, July 21, 2017

    Register : Cost $285 non-members; $250 for MG Family Members

    Audience: Gloucester Students Ages 8-11

    For kids who enjoyed our school year “Ocean Explorers” program, this program is for you. Come and have fun on the Maritime Gloucester working waterfront. Program includes: aquarium activities, scavenger hunts, hauling lobster traps, conducting research, building stuff, waterfront visits, and getting on the water, piers and floats at Maritime Gloucester.  Available only to Gloucester students in grades 3rd through 5th.

    Scholarships are available for students in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grades in Gloucester schools who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Pay only $50 for the program. Click here to download the scholarship application.

    Register
     
  • Jul24
    Coastal Explorers -- Sailing & Science (session 2)

    Monday, July 24, 2017, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, July 28, 2017

    Registration : $450 Non-members / $400 MG Family Members

    Audience: Ages 8-11

    Climb aboard and set a course for fun and exploration! Throughout the week students learn to sail a traditional Gloucester fishing schooner while participating in exciting hands-on marine science and maritime heritage explorations along the North Shore. Each day, students will board the Schooner Ardelle and sail off to a different destination. Whether it’s to climb the lighthouse on Thacher Island and learn about its nesting seabirds, navigate to Dry Salvages to see seals up close, explore an island with tide pools and a shipwreck, or learn about colonial times at Fort Sewall in Marblehead, fun and good times will be had with every day a new adventure. Perhaps we’ll catch lobsters and fish for Maritime Gloucester’s Aquarium or even see a whale!

    Registration
     
  • Jul29
    Plankton Safari

    Saturday, July 29, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm,

    None Required : Free with Admission/Membership

    Audience: Children 6+ WITH AN ADULT

    Join us for an afternoon of investigation in our video microscope lab. The program will include a lesson on marine plankton, and a chance to prepare slides and view microscopic marine life with Maritime Gloucester’s video microscopes. No scientific experience is necessary to enjoy this one of a kind opportunity to learn along with your children! Meet in the microscope lab. 

    1:00 – 2:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday

    Check-in at our Admission Desk at Maritime Gloucester’s Entrance is required due to space limitations.

     
  • Aug07
    Coastal Explorers – Voyagers

    Monday, August 7, 2017, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, August 11, 2017

    Registration : $450 Non-Member / $400 MG Family Members

    Audience: Ages 12-15

    Haul the sails, cast off the lines and head out on an adventure of a lifetime! 

    During this week-long program, participants will be part of the crew on the Schooner Ardelle on daily voyages to ports and islands along the North Shore in search of adventure and excitement. Students will participate in all areas of shipboard life, such as plotting courses, hauling sails, tying knots, and handling a vessel. Opportunities for leadership and teamwork abound during this week-long adventure program, as students become more confident in their skills, they will take the lead in planning and carrying out daily expeditions.

    No prior sailing experience is required.

    Registration