Summer Science School

The Reserve partners with the NC Maritime Museum, located in Beaufort, to offer Summer Science School for children. The goal of the program is to offer students the opportunity to learn about the natural and maritime history of coastal North Carolina through creative, hands-on experiences.

Registration details

Seashore Life I (entering grades 1 & 2) 

Investigate coastal marine life of the tidal flats, salt marshes and sounds on local islands on this two-day class. Field-based classes include ferry ride, barrier island hiking and animal identification. Advance registration required.

Seashore Life II (entering grades 5 & 6)

Investigate estuarine habitats, plants and animals through field and lab studies. This three-day course includes a field trip to the Rachel Carson Reserve, water quality testing, using microscopes for plankton identification and many more activities. Advance registration required.

Coastal Adventures (entering grades 7-10)

Students will learn more in depth the importance of estuaries and coastal processes in this three-day camp that includes a field trip to the Rachel Carson Reserve, plankton observing, squid dissections, bird watching, and many more hands-on scientific experiments. Advance registration required.