MBL Club Offers Summer Seashore Science Classes for Children

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For Immediate Release: July 10 2012

TouchtankMBL, WOODS HOLE, MA — The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Club invites children ages 4, 5, and 6 to explore, discover, and learn about the seashore habitat around Woods Hole.

The MBL offers two Coastal Explorers classes during the summer:

Sea Urchins will focus on invertebrate life at the seashore, including sea stars, mollusks, and crustaceans.
will focus on marine vertebrate life, including fish, whales, and coastal birds.

In both classes, children will learn about native species through visits to the Woods Hole Science Aquarium and the MBL Marine Resources Center, and will participate in related hands-on art projects and musical activities. Classes may be taken in any sequence.

All classes will run from 10 AM to 2 PM in the MBL Club, 100 Water Street, Woods Hole. The fees per session are $85 for MBL Club Members, and $105 for unaffiliated families.

While space is limited, applications are still being accepted for all remaining sessions:

Sea Urchins:

  • Session II – July 17 & 19
  • Session III – July 31 & August 2


  • Session II – July 24 & 26
  • Session III – August 7 & 9

The MBL Club is offering its 93rd summer of programs and activities for the Woods Hole scientific and greater Cape Cod communities. Highlights from the 2012 calendar include Jeremy Korr’s folk singing every Tuesday night at 7:15 PM, yoga classes with Carmina, and a variety of special events every Wednesday night at 7:00 PM.  Other weekly events include adult exercise classes, movie nights, and kid’s yoga.

For more information or to sign up for Coastal Explorers or the MBL Club, please contact the MBL Communications office at 508-289-7623, email mblclub@mbl.edu, or visit the MBL Club website at http://www.mbl.edu/mblclub/.


The MBL is a leading international, independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to discovery and to improving the human condition through creative research and education in the biological, biomedical and environmental sciences. Founded in 1888 as the Marine Biological Laboratory, the MBL is the oldest private marine laboratory in the Americas.