Nature School Learning Programs
Land & Sea Nature Exploration in Newburyport’s Outdoor Classroom
Strong Kids, Healthy Planet.
Part of the Merrohawke Nature School, Outdoor Boating Programs focus on Building Outdoor Appreciation Through Curiosity and Maritime Programs.
Led by Erica Lee and Captain George, this week-long program connects kids with nature through maritime education and activities.
Departing each day from Newburyport or Plum Island Point, Merrohawke Nature School students travel by water to explore the coastal ecology of Ipswich Bay and the Gulf of Maine.
On past trips, students have spotted dolphins, gannets, bluefish and mackerels, with no two days ever the same.
The experience continues as students haul lobster traps, collect and examine sea life and fish off the Isles of Shoals.
From marine biology, coastal ecology and oceanography to maritime history and navigation, during the course of this two-week Boat and Nature Program, kids will gain plenty of knowledge and memories.
The lead educators and captains have decades of experience taking children out on the water, and guiding them in nature, with a mission to, “Provide meaningful education outdoors along the Merrimack River Watershed and nearby coastal waters to inspire a lifelong connection to land and sea.”
In addition to Boating Programs, the Merrohawke Nature School also offers Forest Kindergarten and Teen Wilderness Programs.
If you’re interested in supporting this nonprofit education organization, please read more about donating here.
*Pictures from the Merrohawke Nature School Photo Galleries Aboard the Erica Lee & Captain George.