Afterschool & Homeschool Programs
Fall weather brings amazing snorkeling and paddling opportunities! Kayak in the harbor in Adventure Science and snorkel to see the life below! Consider the science behind the adventure while delving into concepts like buoyancy, brackish ecosystems, and seasonal changes!
September 6| 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Simply use simple machines to sail! Explore the basics of sailing a small keelboat in a setting that also works with team building. Work with your team to rig, steer and navigate safely aboard a keelboat. This is a great class for individuals or groups of friends. An instructor is on board the whole time teaching how to sail this small keelboat.
October 4 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Work in teams to design and test a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Study the impact of marine debris and the influence of currents and gyres. Take the ROV Marine Debris Challenge and outfit your ROV with the ability to gather any marine debris in its path. Perform a beach clean-up and enter your debris findings into a nationwide database.
November 1| 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Water is a powerful force on the earth. Water can shape the coastline, it can float seemingly heavy objects and it can even break a rock. Learn all about hydrology, the branch of science concerned with the properties of the earth’s water, especially its movement in relation to land. Some activities include trying to crack the myth of Davy Jones Locker, building your own watershed, and discovering how water moves through the sediment.
December 6th | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Surviving the elements of winter is an extreme task. Discover how animals are well suited to live in cold regions like the Arctic and the Antarctic. Take a look at the special features of walruses, penguins, polar bears, and other cold dwelling animals. Investigate how our local coastal animals endure New England winter conditions.
Class Date: January 3rd, 2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Aquaponic Designs: Work in teams to engineer a prototype aquaponics system. Construct an aquatic flow system, balance water inputs, and outputs through a series of components, understand the dynamic forces that work to keep fish and plants flourishing in an aquaponics system and make connections with nutrient cycles. Be introduced to some current aquaponic ventures to gain inspiration and to compare and contrast your newly designed models.
Class Date: February 7th 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Design, engineer, and compete in teams against fellow classmates as you build a land sailor that harnesses the power of wind using a sail, a PVC frame, and wheels. Calculate speed as you and your team experiments with different frame designs, sail shapes and sizes, and wheel placement.
Class Date: March 7th 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wind is dynamic! Explore how wind is formed, determine its trends and patterns and identify how it affects our sails and earth. Learn the basics of sailing a small keelboat in a setting that also works with team building. This is a great class for individuals or groups of friends. An instructor is on board the whole time teaching how to sail this small keelboat.
Class Date: April 11th 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Get a jumpstart on summer and get on the water! Get a taste of surfing in Adventure Science! Consider the science behind the adventure while delving into concepts like boat engineering, buoyancy, and marine debris.
Class Date: May 2nd 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM