- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential, Online
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: Two Weeks, Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Sub-Categories: Marine Biology, STEM, Sailing, Leadership, Biology, Environmental Science
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
SEA - Sea Education Association is an internationally recognized leader in field-based environmental education at sea. SEA offers summer programs on shore in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole, MA, at sea on the SSV Corwith Cramer, and online for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Whether participating in our shore program, SEAScape, going to sea with SEA Expedition, or learning online with like-minded students from around the world, you’ll learn about ocean science and the environment, forge lasting friendships, and grow as a person and as a scholar.
SEASCape: SEA Science on the Cape
This 3-week summer program at SEA offers current high school students, including graduating seniors, the opportunity to study the marine environment from a variety of perspectives: scientific, historical, literary, and nautical.
Participants live and study at our campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Academic programming is scheduled throughout each day, including on most weekend days. Coursework includes lectures, discussions, laboratory activities, and field trips; all introducing students to the study of oceanography, the history of humanity's relationship with the oceans, and modern maritime issues.
Teamwork, leadership, and sense of community are the underlying values of SEA’s academic curriculum. Participants not only grow as students, but as global citizens and individuals.
SEA Expedition: Marine Science at Sea
SEA Expedition is a 10 day field-based program in which students participate in every aspect of a offshore sailing and oceanographic voyage. SEA Expedition takes place aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, one of two sailing research vessels operated by SEA.
SEA Expedition students gain hands-on experience conducting oceanographic research, sailing a tall ship, understanding of the complexities of creating and managing marine sanctuaries, and developing crucial leadership and teamwork skills.
Our scientific voyages focus on one or both of two protected offshore marine environments near Cape Cod, MA – Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Marine National Monument. Both are important habitats for rare and endangered species – whales, turtles, and seabirds – along with countless other marine organisms.
Students stand watch as active crew members and are involved in all scientific and sailing operations on board. As busy as things are, there’s always time to make new friends, keep a journal, climb aloft to enjoy the view, and be inspired by the ocean environment!
No prior sailing experience is necessary, the desire to learn is required!
SEA Quest: Online High School Summer Program
SEA Quest is a 2-week, in-depth, virtual exploration of critical marine conservation topics coupled with essential training in leadership and scientific skills. SEA Quest Explorers will meet professionals from Woods Hole regional research and conservation centers, participate in and contribute to an active learning community that values the ocean, and explore various marine ecosystems through a virtual ocean research cruise.
SEA Quest is an opportunity to meet like-minded students from around the world, dip your toes into college-level coursework in a friendly, low-pressure environment, and build your resume for your college application.