Big Fish, Little Fish Ages 3-6

Birds-of-the-Bay

Catch 'em Fishing

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REGISTER 4.5hrs / 4 days

Ages: 10+ Prerequisites: None Requirements: Friday is a make up day

Learn how to fish from the best! This isn’t classroom stuff, this is hands on meet up and go. Prepare for 4 days of fishing in the bay and even further while you go angling for the blues, and if they aren’t keepers then you’ll go trapping for lobsters, and digging for quahogs. Learn knot tying, bait and tackle tactics, and casting to fish handling, cleaning and filleting.

From Duxbury Bay and beyond Captain John takes you to where the fish are and you bring some home for sampling!

Week 1

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REGISTER CLASS FULL – Meet the Locals! Mon-Fri 9-1

Ages: 6-9 Prerequisites: None Requirements: None

Running June 24th and August 5th. Duxbury Bay is home to an incredibly diverse ecosystem and each day students will focus on one of the unique marine creatures that live right in our backyard! Students will learn how to set and pull a lobster trap, dig for shells on the bayside, and cruise around the oyster floats at low tide.

Week 2

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REGISTER – Ecosystem Explorers: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9-1PM; Tuesday 9-4PM; No Class on Thur July 4th

Ages: 10-12 Prerequisites: None Requirements: None
Students will become Ecosystem Explorers as they adventure to four unique marine ecosystems. Most of these ecosystems can be found within a fifteen-minute drive from DBMS, but on Tuesday, July 2nd students will go on the ultimate adventure by way of the Hingham Ferry to the New England Aquarium where they will be able to see all explore all 11 marine ecosystems! The class will not meet on July 4th.

Week 3

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REGISTER – “Mini” Marine Mammal Mania:  Monday-Friday 9-1PM

Ages: 6-9 Prerequisites: None Requirements: None
Each day of class will feature one of the oceans most charismatic creatures. Students will go on a boat ride to Bugs Light to hunt for seals, conduct experiments in the new Marine Science lab to determine how these creatures stay warm and do a hands-on activity that will show students exactly how big the largest mammal on earth is!

Week 4

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AM Session CLASS FULL – “Mini” Shark Week – Mon-Fri 9-1PM

Ages: 6-9 Prerequisites: None

Back by popular demand.. we are opening up TWO weeks of shark week this summer (one week for ages 6-9 and one week for ages 10-12)! Our youngest ocean explorers can spend the entire week of July 15th learning all about sharks! Through hands-on activities, students will learn how sharks are able to stay floating in the water despite their incredible size. Students will also learn what senses sharks use to catch their prey before heading out for a boat ride around the Bay to hunt for seals! The week will end with a Great White shark party, which will include a movie, shark myth-busting trivia, and shark-themed snacks!

REGISTER PM Session – “Mini” Shark Week – Mon-Fri 1:30-5:30PM

Ages: 6-9 Prerequisites: None

Back by popular demand.. we are opening up TWO weeks of shark week this summer (one week for ages 6-9 and one week for ages 10-12)! Our youngest ocean explorers can spend the entire week of July 15th learning all about sharks! Through hands-on activities, students will learn how sharks are able to stay floating in the water despite their incredible size. Students will also learn what senses sharks use to catch their prey before heading out for a boat ride around the Bay to hunt for seals! The week will end with a Great White shark party, which will include a movie, shark myth-busting trivia, and shark-themed snacks!

Week 5

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REGISTER – Shark Week: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 9-1PM; Tuesday 9-4PM

Ages: 10-12 Prerequisites: None Requirements: None
Back by popular demand! In conjunction with live streaming episodes of Shark Week from the Discovery Channel, students will go out and conduct their own shark-related experiments! On Tuesday, July 23rd students will drive down to the Chatham Shark Center before heading over to Coast Guard Beach for lunch! Students will then venture around Chatham using the shark finder app to hopefully spot a shark fin! On the way, home students will make a detour to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Falmouth to see a dogfish as well as many creatures that can be found off the waters of Falmouth. On Friday the week will end with a Great White Shark Party!

Week 6

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REGISTER – Meet a Marine Scientist: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 9-2PM; Tuesday 94-PM

Ages 13-15 Prerequisites: None Requirements: None
The much loved Woods Hole trip is back and better than ever so join us on the week of July 29th! On Monday morning students will receive their own lab journal which they will use to record their observations during a week-long lab to determine the health of Duxbury Bay. On Tuesday students will take a break from the lab work to travel down to Falmouth, MA. During the field trip, students will be able to learn about how technology is expanding research opportunities in the field of marine science. On Friday parents will be invited to attend mock presentations put on by the students about the projects they have been working on throughout the week.

Week 7

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REGISTER – CLASS FULL Meet the Locals! Mon-Fri 9-1

Ages: 6-9 Prerequisites: None Requirements: None

Running June 24th and August 5th. Duxbury Bay is home to an incredibly diverse ecosystem and each day students will focus on one of the unique marine creatures that live right in our backyard! Students will learn how to set and pull a lobster trap, dig for shells on the bayside, and cruise around the oyster floats at low tide.

Week 8

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REGISTER – Marine Mammal Mania:  Monday, Wednesday-Friday 9-1PM; Tuesday 9-4PM

Ages: 10-12 Prerequisites: None Requirements: None
Join us for some Marine Mammal Mania as we learn about the oceans most charismatic creatures! On Tuesday, August 13th students will travel down to the New Bedford Whaling Museum to learn about how the whaling industry helped shape the future of New England. The museum will act as a segue into a discussion on the current health of marine mammal populations. Students will end the week by brainstorming ways that we can help local species such as the Atlantic Right Whale from becoming extinct!

Week 9

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REGISTER – Plastic Poachers: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 9-2PM; Tuesday (timing for field trip TBD)

Ages 13-15 Prerequisites: None Requirements: None
Join us on the week of August 19th for the ultimate adventure as we close out the summer with an exciting new trip to Penikese Island! This remote island is home to some of the clearest water on the East Coast. After exploring the Island on Tuesday, students will spend the remainder of the week learning about ocean health and conservation initiatives to help keep our oceans clean. Students will use data collected by students during “Meet a Marine Scientist” week to analyze how well of a job the town of Duxbury is doing to keep the Bay clean.