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May 10, 2024 | 5:00 PM

Marine Exploration Weekend

Marine Exploration weekend empowers students with visual impairments by exposing them to accessible activities designed and instructed by practicing scientists
A female student feels the mandible of a mounted whale skeleton in a museum


Join us for Marine Exploration Weekend

Marine Weekend empowers students by exposing them to activities designed and instructed by practicing scientists such as exploring old research vessels, touching and learning about various sea creatures, handling fossils of various marine mammals, taking a boat trip, conducting experiments, and more. Students with visual impairments ages 13 – 22 years, don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Learn from practicing scientists

Students meet at Perkins before traveling to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) to learn about current trends and practices in marine sciences. Dr. Amy Bower is a visually impaired scientist at WHOI who will help develop programming for the Outreach students and, schedules permitting, be part of the instructional team.

Dive into marine science

The program allows students to gain exposure to marine sciences and targets several ECC skills through many activities, including:

  • Gain familiarity with terminology used in the field
  • Make new social connections through activities with peers with vision loss.
  • Learn about adaptations used by practicing scientists who are visually impaired
  • Meet practicing scientists, including those with visual impairment

Have questions?

Please note that our program specifics subject to change in accordance with CDC guidelines. Pleas contact us for more information about any of our Outreach programs.