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Refurbished Discovery Center to be Unveiled at Annual Meeting

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Building, Event News | 0 comments

Refurbished Discovery Center to be Unveiled at Annual Meeting

Serving as the public face of the National Marine Life Center, the Marine Animal Discovery Center offers an educational experience about helping marine animals on Cape Cod. Over the years, this small visitors’ center has grown organically with a variety of exhibits created by interns and volunteers. Displays feature information on marine animals, strandings and rehabilitation, and human impact on the environment. Over the years, thousands of visitors exploring the hands-on exhibits have left the Discovery Center a bit worn around the...

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Our 100th Seal is HERE!

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Our 100th Seal is HERE!

We are proud to announce that our one hundredth seal has entered our hospital for rehabilitation!! Miley Sealrus, a female gray seal pup, was found in Scituate, MA on March 28 and brought to the NMLC the same day by the New England Aquarium. Upon arrival, she was diagnosed with a rectal prolapse and severe malnourishment. Later on, our staff determined that there were parasites in her system. Miley’s treatments consisted of ointment to reduce the swelling of the prolapse and deworming antibiotics to flush the parasites out of her...

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Seal Rogers Williams Swims Free!

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Seal Rogers Williams Swims Free!

Seal Rogers Williams had been with us for nearly 7 months, so we are so excited that he is finally back in the ocean! He stranded at Rye Harbor State Park in Rye, NH and was brought to us by the Seacoast Science Center rescue team at the end of September, 2016. Rogers originally came to us as a pup with some wounds on his belly and flippers, a severe upper respiratory infection, and a heavy parasite infestation. After a few months of care, these issues were resolved and he was ready to go home. Unfortunately, however, his stay with us was...

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Seal Pup Shower – Saturday, April 22, 2017

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Event News | 0 comments

Seal Pup Shower – Saturday, April 22, 2017

We’re expecting here at the National Marine Life Center…. Seal pups, that is! Late April through June is harbor seal pupping season in New England, and one of the busiest times for our marine wildlife rehabilitation hospital. Each year, many pups are abandoned by their mothers – often due to human interaction – and will not survive on their own without rehabilitation. The National Marine Life Center is one of only two seal rehabilitation hospitals in New England. We accept seals from Massachusetts, as well as from Maine and...

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April Vacation Week Education Programs

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Event News, Teaching | 0 comments

April Vacation Week Education Programs

Are you looking for something to do while school’s out? Visit the National Marine Life Center! Our Marine Animal Discovery Center will be open during April Vacation Week, April 14-15 and April 17-23 from 10 am to 5 pm daily. And, from Monday through Friday, drop in to one of our educational classes. Learn more about helping marine animals! Monday-Friday Education Schedule: 11:00 a.m. ~ Little Flippers: Join us for a marine animal-themed story time and craft project! Different themes every day (see below). All ages welcome; most suitable for...

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Seal Diamond Release!

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Animals, Event News, Featured | 0 comments

Seal Diamond Release!

We are planning a seal release for Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:30PM for our newest harp seal, Seal Diamond! He will be released a Scusset Beach in Sandwich, MA and the public is invited to come and watch! Diamond is a yearling seal who was rescued by the Seacoast Science Center in Seabrook, NH and brought to the NMLC on February 19, 2017. He gets his name from singer/songwriter Neil Diamond, which fits him well because he is very vocal in the hospital. He came to us extremely dehydrated and malnourished with parasites in his system and...

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TEACHER WORKSHOP: From Solar to Polar – Designing Sustainable Solutions

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Event News, Featured, Teaching | 0 comments

TEACHER WORKSHOP: From Solar to Polar – Designing Sustainable Solutions

Spend a week during your summer to “charge” your mind during an energy-themed course designed to help you meet the revised MA Science and Technology/Engineering Standards! Visit the Lloyd Center for the Environment, Battleship Cove, and the National Marine Life Center and delve into “hands-on, minds-on” experiences that use a variety of tools, methods, and technologies that will build on your previous knowledge and experience. Use your new skills to create exciting inquiry-based energy and climate science activities for your students....

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TEACHER WORKSHOP: Making Waves – Exploring Water and Marine Science to Engage Your Students in Inquiry

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Event News, Featured, Teaching | 0 comments

TEACHER WORKSHOP: Making Waves – Exploring Water and Marine Science to Engage Your Students in Inquiry

Water, water, everywhere! The Bay State has a close relationship with water. Perhaps nowhere is this relationship more relevant than on Cape Cod, with its 560 miles of shoreline. Join us this summer as Cape Cod becomes your living laboratory for inquiry and exploration about water. Learn about water properties, coastal ecosystems, and marine science. Discuss environmental and economic policy issues related to water, such as wastewater and tidal power, and practice incorporating water-related current events into your science classroom. Tour a...

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Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K!

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Event News | 2 comments

Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K!

Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K! It’s time to get active! Use your FEET to help our FINNED and FLIPPERED friends! Join runners, walkers, and animal-lovers for the Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K to raise money for the National Marine Life Center! Run, walk, roll, stroll, flip, skip, from near and afar – join us to help marine animals! This is a fun, family oriented, pet-friendly event. *** NEW for 2017: CHIP TIMING, by Granite State Race Services! *** 2017 Race Details: WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 9:00...

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February Vacation Week Education Programs

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Event News, Teaching | 1 comment

February Vacation Week Education Programs

Are you looking for something to do while school’s out? Visit the National Marine Life Center! Our Marine Animal Discovery Center will be open during February Vacation Week, February 18-26 from 10 am to 5 pm daily. And, from Monday through Friday, drop in to one of our educational classes. Learn more about helping marine animals! Monday-Friday Education Schedule: 11:00 a.m. ~ Little Flippers: Join us for a marine animal-themed story time and craft project! Different themes every day (see right). All ages welcome; most suitable for children...

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