• Apr21
    Brilliant Bubbles

    Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:30 am

    Registration : $10 for Non-Members, $7 for Members

    Audience: PreK – 1st Grade, parent/guardian required

    Is it possible to make a square bubble?  What about a giant bubble, large enough to stand in?  Throughout this fun and interactive program, children will create a variety of bubbles in different shapes and colors.  They’ll make their own bubble paintings to take home, and we’ll learn about how certain aquatic creatures use bubbles to help them survive.

    10:30-11:30 

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  • Apr21
    Sandcastle Sculptures

    Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:00 pm

    Registration : $15 for Non-Members, $10 for Members

    Audience: 2nd – 5th Grade drop-off program

    Sandcastles are always fun to build, but they disappear with the change of the tide.  During this fun activity, you can make a permanent sandcastle without even going to the beach!  Using a unique sand mixture, we'll build permanent sandcastles and other permanent sand sculptures.  Children will add shells and other decorations, and can even take their sandcastles home!

    1:00-3:00

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  • Apr23
    Stick Puppet Aquariums

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 am

    Registration : $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $7 FOR MEMBERS

    Audience: PREK – 1ST GRADE, PARENT/GUARDIAN REQUIRED

    Create your own felt aquarium!  Children will learn about marine environments as they make an ocean backdrop full of sand and seaweed.  Afterwards, we'll add our own sea creature stick puppets as we learn about the amazing marine animals from Massachusetts and beyond.                           

    10:30-11:30

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  • Apr23
    Frozen Crystals

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 pm

    Registration : $15 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $10 FOR MEMBERS

    Audience: 2ND – 5TH GRADE DROP-OFF PROGRAM

    Do you want to build a snowflake?  With salt and ice, we'll create a variety of ice sculptures using colorful frozen shapes!  Through various experiments, we'll also explore how crystal structures form.  We'll also make a special salt crystal mixture so children can grow their own crystal snowflakes at home. 

    1:00-3:00

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  • Apr24
    Large Pelagics Research Center: Dr. Michael Jech, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA

    Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 pm

    register : free

    Dr. Jech presents "Near and Far, Large and Small: What Underwater Sound Can Tell Us About Fish and Plankton in the Sea."

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  • Apr24
    Row Hard, No Excuses at Cape Ann Community Cinema

    Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 pm

    Tickets : $20

    The Gloucester Gig Rowers will be hosting the documentary Row Hard, No Excuses at the The Cape Ann Community Cinema to honor the memory of Chip Norton. Chip was a beloved member of the Gloucester Gig Rowers and supporter of Maritime Gloucester. Join us on Thursday, April 24th at 7:30. Tickets are $20; we recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Wine, beer, and snacks will be for sale.  The cinema is located at 21 Main Street in Gloucester. 

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  • Apr25
    Seahorses and Seadragons

    Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:30 am

    Registration : $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $7 FOR MEMBERS

    Audience: PREK – 1ST GRADE, PARENT/GUARDIAN REQUIRED

    Is a seahorse is a fish?  How does a seadragon hide?  What seahorse-like creature lives in Gloucester Harbor?  We'll learn all about seahorses and their relatives as we create our own colorful seahorses and leafy seadragons.  Through the story Mister Seahorse, we'll learn all about camouflaged creatures.

    10:30-11:30

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  • Apr25
    Build It and Break It

    Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 pm

    Registration : $15 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $10 FOR MEMBERS

    Audience: 2ND – 5TH GRADE DROP-OFF PROGRAM

    What's the biggest structure you can build using toothpicks and styrofoam?  Can you construct a sturdy fort from newspaper?  What's the heaviest thing a bendy straw structure can support?  Using a variety of materials, we'll build and test (and inevitably break!) several types of structures during this fun engineering program! 

    1:00-3:00

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  • Jul07
    Coastal Explorers: Voyagers

    Monday, July 7, 2014, 8:30 am through Friday, July 11, 2014

    Register Today! : $400 non-members/$350 members

    Audience: Ages 12-14

    8:30am – 3:00pm

    Haul the sails and head out on an adventure of a life time!

    During this week-long program, participants will learn to sail a traditionally built pinky schooner under the direction of NEA National Heritage Fellow and Master Shipwright, Captain Harold Burnham and his experienced crew. Students will have an opportunity to participate in all areas of shipboard life, from hauling sails to hauling lobster traps. We will spend the week plotting courses to other local coastal communities, learning about sail trim and boat handling, and exploring Cape Ann’s rich maritime heritage. Participants will learn traditional maritime skills like knot tying and net making and learn about the construction of the vessel from its builder and captain. No prior sailing experience required.

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  • Jul14
    Marine ROV

    Monday, July 14, 2014, 9:30 am through Friday, July 18, 2014

    Register Today! : $200/Non-members $150/members

    Audience: Students entering grades 6-9

    9:30am – 3:30pm

    Build your own under water robot!

    During this week long course students will build their own ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) to explore Gloucester Harbor. Through the building process, students will receive a solid introduction to the concepts and skills used in the field of robotics, as well as the design and construction of electrical and propulsion systems. After constructing their ROVs, students will test them and use them in challenges and explorations of Gloucester Harbor. Students will take home their ROVs at the close of the course!

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  • Jul21
    Coastal Explorers: Sailing and Science

    Monday, July 21, 2014, 8:30 am through Friday, July 25, 2014

    Register Today! : $400 non-members/$350 members

    Audience: Students 8 – 11 years

    8:30am – 3:00pm

    During this week-long program kids will spend mornings on the water and afternoons at our harborfront campus. We’ll haul the sails aboard our flagship, the Schooner Ardelle and discover the fascinating science of Gloucester Harbor! Haul a lobster trap and find a community of wriggling crustaceans, lower an underwater camera in search of bottom-dwelling fishes, or tow a plankton net to collect microscopic marine life. In our outdoor Aquarium, kids will get a chance to touch, hold, and feed unusual lobsters, hermit crabs, sea stars, and stingray-like skates. In our video microscope lab, kids will view live plankton, from high-speed copepods to larval sea worms! Through ocean themed art projects, such as fish printing and chalk art, children will further investigate marine ecosystems.

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  • Aug04
    Coastal Explorers: Seafarers

    Monday, August 4, 2014, 8:30 am through Friday, August 8, 2014

    Register Today! : $400/non-members $350/members

    Audience: Ages 14-17

    8:30am – 3:00pm

    Haul the sails and head out on an adventure of a life time!

    During this week-long program, participants will learn to sail a traditionally built pinky schooner under the direction of NEA National Heritage Fellow and Master Shipwright, Captain Harold Burnham and his experienced crew. Students will have an opportunity to participate in all areas of shipboard life, from hauling sails to hauling lobster traps. We will spend the week plotting courses to other local coastal communities, learning about sail trim and boat handling, and exploring Cape Ann’s rich maritime heritage. Participants will learn traditional maritime skills like knot tying and net making and learn about the construction of the vessel from its builder and captain. No prior sailing experience required.

     

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