MBL to offer Seashore Science Classes for Kids

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For Immediate Release: June 8, 2012

Class at the touch tank.Coastal Explorers seashore science course planned for the summer

MBL, 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.
  • Bluefish 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 sessions:

Sea Urchins:
•    Session I – July 3 & 5
•    Session II – July 17 & 19
•    Session III – July 31 & August 2

•    Session I – July 10 & 12
•    Session II – July 24 & 26
•    Session III – August 7 & 9

The MBL Club will open for its 93rd season on June 18. It serves the MBL and Woods Hole communities as a recreational, cultural, and family center. In addition to Coastal Explorers, weekly activities that it hosts include folk singing, exercise classes, yoga classes, arts and crafts, an orchestra, tennis clinics, and movie nights.

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.