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science stroll

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in science demos, hands-on activities, and crafts for kids.


with people from 15 organizations and the discoveries they are making


science on the streets of Woods Hole and get up-close views of oceanographic robots & instruments

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science stroll

Join Us

Saturday, August 12, 2023 • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Water Street, Woods Hole, MA


Participating Science Organizations:

1. Woods Hole Science Aquarium

The Woods Hole Science Aquarium features dozens of species of marine animals, a touch tank, and is home to harbor seal Bubba.

2. NOAA Dock

NOAA Fisheries

Research on marine life of all sizes, from whales and sharks to plankton and the microscopic, fish biology, water chemistry, offshore wind, climate change, and cooperative research programs with the commercial fishing industry are among the many areas of research conducted at the Woods Hole lab of NOAA Fisheries Service.

3. Waterfront Park

Falmouth Water Stewards

A science-based advocacy and education organization is the only group solely dedicated to protecting and restoring Falmouth’s precious fresh and coastal waters. The Falmouth Water Stewards offer a FREE Water Refill Station located in Woods Hole Waterfront Park.

Sea Education Association

Visit the Sea Education Association's interactive display and learn about marine plastics, ocean creatures, and current research from our students and faculty. SEA has been educating students all over the world for over 50 years and operates two sailing vessels where students conduct oceanographic research at sea. Stop by and talk to our experts to learn more!

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Science for a changing world! Watch drone demonstrations, explore seafloor mapping equipment, play with a watershed table, use our virtual reality goggles, learn about coastal modeling, and so much more!

Woods Hole Science and Technology Education Partnership (WHSTEP)

Woods Hole Science, Technology, and Educational Partnership (WHSTEP) will be focusing on the importance of pollinators. Josh Leveque from Falmouth Academy, one of our member schools will have kid friendly pollinator activities as well as a wealth of information to share with them. Along with WHSTEP information, we will also have paper cups to decorate and fill with soil and seeds to promote pollinator friendly planting.

Woodwell Climate Research Center

Explore our changing planet with Woodwell Climate Research Center. Find ice wedges and mammoth bones in a virtual reality tour of tunnels through long-frozen, but now thawing, Arctic permafrost. Learn how human activities are kicking off natural warming cycles with screenings of Earth Emergency.

Buzzards Bay Coalition

Stop by the Buzzards Bay Coalition tent for all things Buzzards Bay! Check out our giant scallop model, learn about the importance of clean water for all of our Bay's wildlife, and take home a fun craft.

4. MBL Pierce Exhibit Center and Gift Shop

Learn more about the Marine Biological Laboratory by visiting the Pierce Exhibit Center. Colorful exhibits, designed for all ages, tell the story of the MBL and its impact on life sciences. Live animals, stunning underwater video footage, a hands-on microscope, and an interactive squid are all part of the visitor experience.

5. Marine Biological Laboratory

Get up close to live marine creatures living in the waters surrounding Woods Hole and learn how MBL Scientists draw upon nature to teach us more about our environment and even ourselves.

Zephyr Education Foundation

Middle school, high school and college classes visiting Zephyr in Woods Hole participate in hands-on marine science educational activities on the water on Vineyard Sound. At the Science Stroll we will be showcasing our interactive Augmented Reality Topographic Modeling System.

7. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

Meet scientists & engineers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and learn about current research. See first hand some of the robotic vehicles, gliders, and moorings used to learn more about our world oceans. We will also be lots of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy!

8. United States Coast Guard (USCG)

9. Woods Hole Film Festival (WHFF) - Redfield Auditorium

10. WHOI Ocean Science Discovery Center

11. Woods Hole Historical Museum (WHHM)

Connecting the history of reasons Woods Hole developed into the nation's center of marine research, exploration, and education - becoming home base to WHOI, MBL and NOAA. Fun family activities: Learn about nautical flags and marine knot tying along with Woods Hole history.