• Feb16

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, February 19, 2016

    Registration : Members = $63/day or $240/week Non-members = $70/day or $265/week After-care (3:30-5:00) available for $20/day

    Audience: Grade 1-5

    Summary of the Week

    Sea Creatures of Cape Ann is an environmental vacation program.  The program is four days (Tuesday – Friday).  Students may enroll for a day or for the entire four days.  There are two different programs based on age of the students that are offered during the four-days.

     
  • Feb16

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:30 am, through Friday, February 19, 2016

    Registration : Members = $15/day or $60/week Non-member = $20/day or $80/week

    Audience: PreK - K (ages 3.5 to 5), parent or guardian must accompany child

    Summary of the Week

    Sea Creatures of Cape Ann is an environmental vacation program.  The program is four days (Tuesday – Friday).  Students may enroll for a day or for the entire four days.  There are two different programs based on age of the students that are offered during the four-days.

    • The Pre-K to K drop-in program runs from 9:00AM-10:30AM.  
    • A minimum of 8 students is required to run each program.  A maximum of 15 students will be accepted for each program.
    • You may register students for the drop-in Pre-K to K program each day; pre-registration is appreciated.
    • Please register for this program by completing this registration form and emailing the form to Tony Wilbur (twilbur@maritimegloucester.org), while we add online registration to our website (coming soon).  When registering, please indicate which age group and days that your child will participate. 

    • Please email Tony Wilbur (twilbur@maritimegloucester.org) with any questions.

     

    Program Description:  Cape Ann is surrounded by productive fishing grounds and coastal habitats.  These fishing grounds and habitats are home to a diversity of sea creatures.  Sharks!  Whales! The famous Atlantic Cod!!  These and many other lesser known creatures will be examined throughout the week.  The Pre-K to K group will explore life of Cape Ann through observations and examination, reading, and arts and crafts.  Our indoor aquariums and exhibits will provide additional opportunities for exploring life of Cape Ann.

    Goal of the Week:  Students will explore, identify, and describe a diversity of sea creatures from Cape Ann through hands-on activities, small-group and class discussions, and research.

     

    Daily Themes:

    Tuesday – Coastal Invertebrates: Lobsters, Squid, and More!

    • What is a major difference between you and a squid?  Well – one major difference is that we have bones that give us shape. Invertebrates along our shore come in many sizes and shapes.  Get your hands dirty and slimy while we examine the invertebrates of Cape Ann.

    Wednesday – Fishes and Fishing 

    • Gloucester is a fishing town – and loves its fishes!  Take a tour of the harbor to look at different types of fishing boats.  Observe and examine different types of fishes.  Make fish prints.  Come to our town to experience why fish and fishing is an important part of our culture. 

    Thursday – Sharks and Skates 

    • Shark!!  Now that I have your attention, let’s talk science.  How do sharks move, breathe, and eat?  Explore the fascinating life of sharks and skates – and learn about all of the sharks and skates that live in Gloucester Harbor.

    Friday – Marine Mammals: Whales, Seals, and More! 

    • Who gets excited when you see a seal pop its head out of the water?  We certainly do!  We’ll spend time along the harbor looking for seals and other marine life that call Cape Ann home.  Enjoy a day of examining different types of marine mammals that you may see swimming by Cape Ann.
     
  • Feb20

    Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm,

    Registration : $89

    Learn the  aspects of boating safely and legally in this NASBLA approved ONE DAY of classroom instruction. A "must" for all boaters, all ages. This class usually lowers your boat insurance premium. Massachusetts approved for young operator's permit (age 12 – 16). Approved for all ages in Rhode Island and CT. 

    Maritime Gloucester has once again partnered with Boatwise to offer a series of Captain's Courses and Safe Boating Basics and Navigation Classes. All courses and classes will take place in Maritime Gloucester's Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom. Descriptions, dates and tuition are listed below.  Register with Boatwise at (800) 698-7373.

     
  • Feb25
    MGTalks/Innovation: Cool Machines!

    Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm,

    Registration : This is a free event. Please consider making a donation at the door.

    Audience: General Audience; students encouraged.

    Cool Machines! A Look at the intersection between Cutting Edge Marine Technologies and the DIY Makers Movement There is a DIY innovation wave where budding inventors are getting creative and making cool machines to help solve some of our region’s environmental challenges. Can we figure out where the fish are going by monitoring ocean temperatures? Is it possible to build a simple sensor to listen to what's beneath the waves?  On Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm, come to the next MG Talk on Cool Machines to hear Gloucester Innovation’s Mark Carlotto, Tom Stephenson and Todd Rodgers describe what is going on in this exciting field and how you can come in on the ground floor and help us build cool stuff. Gloucester Innovations will have some gear on hand for you to demo. Program will take place at Maritime Gloucester's Gorton's Seafoods Gallery.

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  • Feb27

    Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm,

    Registration : $89

    Fundamentals of coastal navigation from the perspective that the student has no current knowledge of navigation techniques.  This 8-hour curriculum includes 2 to 3 hours hands-on chart work using skills taught. 

    Maritime Gloucester has once again partnered with Boatwise to offer a series of Captain's Courses and Safe Boating Basics and Navigation Classes. All courses and classes will take place in Maritime Gloucester's Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom. Descriptions, dates and tuition are listed below.  Register with Boatwise at (800) 698-7373.

     
  • Mar03
    MG Talks/Ocean Planning: A National Marine Monument for New England?

    Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm,

    Registration : MGTalks are free of charge. Please consider making a donation at the door.

    Audience: General Audience; students encouraged.

    A Panel with Vito Giacalone, Volunteer Chair of Governmental Affairs, Northeast Seafood Coalition and Peter Shelley, Senior Counsel, Conservation Law Foundation Massachusetts, with moderator, Sean Horgan, Gloucester Daily Times

    A National Marine Monument for New England. Should the President designate the Cashes Ledge Closed Area and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts as the first Marine National Monument in the Atlantic? Come and hear experts Vito Giacalone from the Northeast Seafood Coalition and Peter Shelley of Conservation Law Foundation will tackle the issues and the controversies surrounding Presidential action.

    NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL LECTURE HALL

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  • Mar30
    HarborLAB: Lobster 101

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm,

    Registration : $25 members, $30 non-members

    Audience: Adults

    Join our adult HarborLAB and learn about one of Gloucester's notorius marine invertebrates…Homarus americanus, American Lobster. Participants will learn about our native Gloucester Harbor lobsters through dissection and microscope use. This is not your high school bio class. No formaldehyde. No grades. No experience required.

    HarborLAB will meet in the Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom easily accesible down the walkway towards the pier. 

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  • Mar31
    MG Talks/Innovation: National Grid’s Gloucester Harbor Cleanup

    Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm,

    Registration : Event is free of charge. Please consider making a donation at the door.

    Audience: General Audience; students encouraged.

    It’s hard to miss! Harbor Loop is teeming with marine engineers and construction workers. Come and learn more about this important project. Ken Lento, National Grid’s Project Manager, along with his engineering team, will use extensive photos and videos to illustrate the environmental technologies and engineering approaches used by the contractors to dredge and treat the contaminated harbor sediments, and rebuild near shore infrastructure.  For many of you who have been coming down to our docks or watching from afar, this is your chance to understand exactly what is going on.

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  • Apr19

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, April 22, 2016

    Registration : Members = $200/week or $55/day Non-Member = $225/week or $60/day

    Audience: Grade 1-5

    Great Migrations is an environmental and art vacation program at Maritime Gloucester and Art Haven.  The program is four days (Tuesday – Friday).  Students may enroll for a single day or for the entire four days.  The first half of the day (8:30-12:00) will be spent on the Maritime Gloucester campus, and the second half of the day (12:00-3:30) will be spent at Art Haven.  

     
  • Apr19

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:30 am, through Friday, April 22, 2016

    Registration : Members = $55/week or $15/day Non-Member = $80/week or $20/day

    Audience: PreK - K (ages 3.5 to 5), parent or guardian must accompany child

    Great Migrations is an environmental and art vacation program at Maritime Gloucester.  The program is four days (Tuesday – Friday).  Students may enroll for a single day or for the entire four days.

    • You may register students for the drop-in Pre-K to K program each day; pre-registration is appreciated.
    • Please register for the program by completing this registration form and emailing the form to Tony Wilbur (twilbur@maritimegloucester.org), while we add online registration to our website (coming soon).  

    • Please email Tony Wilbur (twilbur@maritimegloucester.org) with any questions.
     
  • Jun27
    Marine Technology and Robotics

    Monday, June 27, 2016, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, through Friday, July 8, 2016

    Registration : $700 Non-member / $650 MG members + $100 (to take home ROV)

    Audience: Ages 12-16

    Design and build an underwater robot, observe scientists using robots and other technology to research and conserve the ocean, deploy technology to explore the harbor, and explain the importance of technology in understanding the marine environment.  Participants in this two week course (9 days – no class on July 4) will work side-by-side with marine scientists to build a marine remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and use the ROV to study Gloucester Harbor and complete a challenge.  Scientists from Ocean Alliance will join us to demonstrate the use of technology in their world-class research and provide expertise consulting on ROV design and application.  We will also visit the – very cool – Ocean Alliance lab at the historic Paint Factor on Gloucester Harbor.  This challenging two week course is the ultimate experience in hands-on building of cutting-edge marine technology.  

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  • Jul11
    Coastal Explorers – Sailing Adventures

    Monday, July 11, 2016, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, July 15, 2016

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

    Audience: Ages 8-11

    This week-long program will be spent exploring Gloucester Harbor and other communities of Cape Ann aboard the Schooner Ardelle.  There is no better way to see Gloucester Harbor and Cape Ann than by boat.  Students will spend part of the day as a crew member of the Schooner Ardelle, plotting courses to local coastal communities, learning leadership and seamanship skills, and working as a team to achieve goals.  The other part of the day will be on land at the Maritime Gloucester campus and locations around the harbor to explore the rich maritime heritage of Cape Ann.  Do you like challenges and problem-solving?  If yes, join us for a week of Coastal Explorers – Sailing Adventures.  No sailing experience is required.

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  • Jul11
    Wood-Working on the Docks

    Monday, July 11, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, July 15, 2016

    Registration : $525 non-Member / $475 MG Member

    Audience: Ages 11-14

    Teamwork is the theme of the week-long Wood-Working on the Docks program.  Students will work with expert craftsman on a variety of projects on the working waterfront of Maritime Gloucester.  Wood-working is a traditional skill that remains important on today’s harbor.  Students will learn fundamental woodshop safety, use of tools, and basic lofting, while also exploring the culture and life of Gloucester Harbor.  If you like working with your hands and learning from experts, join us for a challenging week of Wood-Working on the Docks.  

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  • Jul18
    Coastal Explorers – Science Adventures

    Monday, July 18, 2016, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, July 22, 2016

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

    Audience: Ages 8-11

    SCIENCE!!  This is the call that students will announce during this week-long marine science program.  Students will explore and research different habitats each day.  We will visit different habitats, such as rocky intertidal, salt marsh, eelgrass, sandy beach, and mudflat habitats, and sail aboard the Schooner Ardelle to conduct an oceanographic study of Gloucester Harbor.  Students will also collect creatures to bring back to our aquarium for detailed observations and analysis.  Get dirty!  Get wet!  Get interested!  Science is fun, especially when you are studying the ocean.  Do you like marine biology?  If yes, join us for this week of Coastal Explorers – Science Adventures!  

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  • Jul25
    Marine Mammals of the Gulf of Maine

    Monday, July 25, 2016, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, July 29, 2016

    Registration : $500 Non-member / $450 MG Members

    Audience: Ages 12-16

    Thar She Blows!!!  Whales are magnificent creatures and a critical part of the ocean ecosystem.  In addition to whales, many other types of marine mammals live in Gulf of Maine.  Experts from the Ocean Alliance will share their expertise and equipment to demonstrate real-world and fantastic marine mammal research.  This program also includes exploring the biology and ecology of marine mammals in the Gulf of Maine with staff at Maritime Gloucester, marine mammal watches aboard the Schooner Ardelle, and a whale watch on a local whale watch company.  Have you ever seen a seal? porpoise? whale?  I just saw three seals in the harbor!!  If you are looking for an adventure and opportunity to see and learn about these important marine creatures, join us for the week-long program – Marine Mammals of the Gulf of Maine.  SCIENCE!!!

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  • Aug01
    Coastal Explorers – Voyagers

    Monday, August 1, 2016, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, August 5, 2016

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

    Audience: Ages 12-16

    Haul the sails and head out of Gloucester Harbor into the Gulf of Maine for an adventure of a lifetime.  During this week-long program, participants will be part of the crew on the Schooner Ardelle.  Students will participate in all areas of shipboard life, such as plotting courses, hauling sails, tying knots, making meals, and handling a vessel.  Participants will visit different coastal communities to explore Cape Ann’s rich maritime heritage.  Do you like being on the water and exploring coastal areas?  If yes, join us for a week of Coastal Explorers – Voyagers!  No sailing experience is required.

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  • Sep17
    Gloucester Gig Rowers' Annual Harbor Race

    Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8:00 am

    Register Today! : $25/person before September 1 $35/person as of September 1

    Audience: Rowers

    We welcome pilot gigs, whaleboats, dories, and other traditional rowing craft.  This is a  3+ mile triangular course in historic Gloucester harbor.

    $35 per person ($25 before September 1st).

    Visit www.gloucestergigrowers.com/harbor_race for more information. Register by clicking the button below; to complete your registration, be sure to fill out the Waiver of Liability and Emergency Contact Information forms found here.

    Register Today!