• 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
    Lobster Tails

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

    Registration : $400 non-Member / $350 MG Member

    Audience: Ages 11-14

    Teamwork and exploration are the themes of the week-long Lobster Tails program on the working waterfront of Maritime Gloucester.  Participants will work with an expert craftsman, commercial lobster fisherman, and marine biologist to explore the life of a lobster and lobsterman.  Wood-working is a traditional skill that remains important on today’s harbor.  Participants will learn woodshop safety and use of tools, while constructing a traditional wooden lobster trap.  The culture and life of Gloucester Harbor, with emphasis on the lobster fishery, will be explored to understand the effort it takes to have a delicious lobster dinner.  Participants will also study the biology and ecology of this important seafloor creature.  If you like working with your hands and learning from experts, join us for a challenging week of Lobster Tails.    

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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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  • Jul18
    Ocean Science Exploration Through Art

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

    Registration : $225 MG members / $250 non-members

    Audience: Ages 6 - 10

    Explore the ocean through the eyes of marine scientists and artists.  This week-long program will use the ocean to inspire curiosity of ocean habitats and life, while encouraging children to understand the role of humans in the ocean ecosystem.  Create an ocean diorama!  Study sea gull behavior and make a sea gull kite!  Examine fishing nets and make your own!  Scour the shoreline to find different creatures and create a food web!  This week is full of science exploration and art creation.  The first half of the day will be spent on the Maritime Gloucester campus.  The second half of the day will be spent at the art studios of Art Haven.  Each day will include outdoor investigations and observations.

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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!