Seaside Sustainability delivers fun and engaging hands-on experiences!

The spark for learning that he feels might be the best takeaway from this experience, but what was unexpected is what seems to be a new self-confidence. The collaborative nature of the projects along with shared mission to make a difference has upped [my son’s] social skills and developed a sense of purpose that I think will help him through his schooling. ”
— A Satisfied Parent

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In an exciting partnership with Gloucester Public Schools, Seaside Sustainability, Inc. is offering a Bradford Ski & Board Program 2018.  Open to all GPS students, participants will be provided transportation to and from Bradford Ski Area in Haverhill, MA.

The program will begin on Monday January 8, 2018 and will meet on Mondays through March 5, 2018.   Register Here!

Do you want a ski program at your school?  We will be partnering with additional schools for the '18-'19 ski season!   Let us know!

 


Past Programs

2016-2017

Summer 2016

SEA Summer 2016 SEA featured week-long programs for our local youth aged 8-13 which highlighted the importance of the ocean and the amazing opportunities for exploration and enjoyment that it offers! Through experiential learning, and engaging students directly with the ocean, participants were immersed into the marine environment to learn about its functions, and to identify threats and ongoing deterioration that are a direct effect of ongoing human negligence.   Check out our 2016 SEA program!

SEA Summer 2016

SEA featured week-long programs for our local youth aged 8-13 which highlighted the importance of the ocean and the amazing opportunities for exploration and enjoyment that it offers! Through experiential learning, and engaging students directly with the ocean, participants were immersed into the marine environment to learn about its functions, and to identify threats and ongoing deterioration that are a direct effect of ongoing human negligence.  

Check out our 2016 SEA program!

Winter 2017

Ski and Board Program 2017 In an exciting partnership with O'Maley school of Gloucester, Seaside Sustainability, Inc. is offering a new Bradford Ski & Board Program 2017.  Open to all O'Maley students, participants will be provided transportation to and from Bradford Ski Area in Haverhill, MA. The program began on Monday January 9, 2017 and met on Mondays through March 7, 2017. Do you want a ski program at your school?  We will be partnering with additional schools for the '17-'18 ski season!    Let us know!  

Ski and Board Program 2017

In an exciting partnership with O'Maley school of Gloucester, Seaside Sustainability, Inc. is offering a new Bradford Ski & Board Program 2017.  Open to all O'Maley students, participants will be provided transportation to and from Bradford Ski Area in Haverhill, MA.

The program began on Monday January 9, 2017 and met on Mondays through March 7, 2017.

Do you want a ski program at your school?  We will be partnering with additional schools for the '17-'18 ski season!    Let us know!

 

Spring 2017

Gloucester O'Maley Environmental Club Join this group of passionate students to make a difference in your own school, helping the community address climate change issues.   Inspired by the motto “Think Globally by Acting Locally”, team members will be challenged to choose initiatives that develop real life solutions.  We will have the opportunity to take local field trips to connect with local community leaders in the environmental movement or to explore the natural world around us [including hiking in the woods or exploring the nearby mudflats]. Come have tons of fun with friends while also making a difference in your school and community! O'Maley Academy Spring Session starts now! Contact Allison Collins via email to sign up: acousins@gloucesterschools.edu

Gloucester O'Maley Environmental Club

Join this group of passionate students to make a difference in your own school, helping the community address climate change issues.   Inspired by the motto “Think Globally by Acting Locally”, team members will be challenged to choose initiatives that develop real life solutions.  We will have the opportunity to take local field trips to connect with local community leaders in the environmental movement or to explore the natural world around us [including hiking in the woods or exploring the nearby mudflats]. Come have tons of fun with friends while also making a difference in your school and community!

O'Maley Academy Spring Session starts now! Contact Allison Collins via email to sign up: acousins@gloucesterschools.edu

Summer 2017

Mount Pierce Hiking Trip Join us for a hike in the presidential peaks. This day hike is an opportunity to get away from the hustle of our daily lives, with some time to enjoy the great outdoors. We will be hiking up Crawford Path, a trail for intermediate hikers, but NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED so bring all your friends!!! As this is a day hike, we will be bringing as little gear as possible.   Returning Trip Leaders Tome Durfee and Jen Greeke are excited to share some educational background on trail safety, leave no trace, water filtration, and much more.  

Mount Pierce Hiking Trip

Join us for a hike in the presidential peaks. This day hike is an opportunity to get away from the hustle of our daily lives, with some time to enjoy the great outdoors. We will be hiking up Crawford Path, a trail for intermediate hikers, but NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED so bring all your friends!!! As this is a day hike, we will be bringing as little gear as possible.   Returning Trip Leaders Tome Durfee and Jen Greeke are excited to share some educational background on trail safety, leave no trace, water filtration, and much more.  

Intro to Backpacking Join us on a backpacking expedition to the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway in N.H. While enjoying all the beauty of Mother Nature attendees will learn the basics of backpacking, fire building, shelter building, finding and treating water, and the concept of leaving no trace. In addition to the educational experience, this program will include a focus of team building, problem solving, and, of course, enjoying the great outdoors.

Intro to Backpacking

Join us on a backpacking expedition to the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway in N.H. While enjoying all the beauty of Mother Nature attendees will learn the basics of backpacking, fire building, shelter building, finding and treating water, and the concept of leaving no trace. In addition to the educational experience, this program will include a focus of team building, problem solving, and, of course, enjoying the great outdoors.

SEA Marine Life Exploration: Manchester, MA In this exciting hands-on program for youth, participants will get their feet wet, their hands dirty, and will find their minds reeling as they learn about the vital role the ocean plays in their daily lives. They will learn first-hand how the marine biology and ecology that we so often take for granted are interconnected with—and influenced by—human actions.  SEA's Marine Life Exploration is one of two ocean-based summer programs which offers a unique and exciting approach to exploring the marine ecosystems surrounding Manchester Harbor and beyond!  

SEA Marine Life Exploration:
Manchester, MA

In this exciting hands-on program for youth, participants will get their feet wet, their hands dirty, and will find their minds reeling as they learn about the vital role the ocean plays in their daily lives. They will learn first-hand how the marine biology and ecology that we so often take for granted are interconnected with—and influenced by—human actions.  SEA's Marine Life Exploration is one of two ocean-based summer programs which offers a unique and exciting approach to exploring the marine ecosystems surrounding Manchester Harbor and beyond!
 

Beginner Field Hockey Clinic Manchester, MA The Beginner-Novice Clinic is designed to expose players to the wonderful, growing sport of field hockey in a fun, safe and affordable experience. This clinic is specifically directed towards the player that is interested in learning the awesome sport of field hockey for the first time or for those with limited exposure who want to get to know the sport better. This league builds on playing as team, learning new skills, and becoming overall the best field hockey player that you can be.  

Beginner Field Hockey Clinic
Manchester, MA

The Beginner-Novice Clinic is designed to expose players to the wonderful, growing sport of field hockey in a fun, safe and affordable experience. This clinic is specifically directed towards the player that is interested in learning the awesome sport of field hockey for the first time or for those with limited exposure who want to get to know the sport better. This league builds on playing as team, learning new skills, and becoming overall the best field hockey player that you can be.

 

SEA Yacht Sailing: Manchester, MA Come and join us on the Frayed Knot, a gloriously outfitted 50’ Beneteau sailing yacht! Participants will even have the chance to take the helm of this massive vessel to practice their new yacht-sailing skills!!  After learning the ropes, new skippers will learn about their own roles in the relationship between humans and the natural marine environment by collecting and analyzing marine debris and water quality samples.  We’ll also get up close and personal with the marine environment when we snap on our masks and snorkels to explore the wonders of the underwater world!

SEA Yacht Sailing:
Manchester, MA

Come and join us on the Frayed Knot, a gloriously outfitted 50’ Beneteau sailing yacht! Participants will even have the chance to take the helm of this massive vessel to practice their new yacht-sailing skills!!  After learning the ropes, new skippers will learn about their own roles in the relationship between humans and the natural marine environment by collecting and analyzing marine debris and water quality samples.  We’ll also get up close and personal with the marine environment when we snap on our masks and snorkels to explore the wonders of the underwater world!

Co-ed Recreational Ultimate Frisbee League: Magnolia, Gloucester   Open to all boys and girls in grades 6-12.  Ultimate Frisbee is an exciting, non-contact sport, played by thousands the world over and has become a popular high school spring club sport.  It mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball, and American football into an elegantly simple yet fascinating and demanding game.   

Co-ed Recreational Ultimate Frisbee League:
Magnolia, Gloucester

 
Open to all boys and girls in grades 6-12Ultimate Frisbee is an exciting, non-contact sport, played by thousands the world over and has become a popular high school spring club sport.  It mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball, and American football into an elegantly simple yet fascinating and demanding game. 
 

Summer Field Hockey Leagues:  Manchester, MA Check out this unique opportunity for youth, teen and adult field hockey players this summer.  We have two leagues open to players age 8 and up.  The Youth League is intended for younger players with little or no experience, and the Pick-Up League* is for older players with some experience who want to further develop their skills.   

Summer Field Hockey Leagues: 
Manchester, MA

Check out this unique opportunity for youth, teen and adult field hockey players this summer.  We have two leagues open to players age 8 and up.  The Youth League is intended for younger players with little or no experience, and the Pick-Up League* is for older players with some experience who want to further develop their skills.   


 

“This was 'the best camp ever' - the kids loved it and I felt super safe dropping them off at the boat! Next year can we do a bit longer?”  ~Mary Hart

 
“Great program, great team. Happy to work with them at Manchester Parks & Recreation. Keep making amazing summer memories for our children!”  
— Heather DePriest 
 

“These guys are great!   My daughter and her friends did the ski program this year and loved it!  I wish we had programs like this.”  

~David Marletta

“Seaside Sustainability runs amazing programs. All the hard work this organization puts into making the programs the best they can be for the participants has definitely paid off. This year’s Ski and Board Bradford program was so much fun for all its participants. Can't wait to see what some of the other programs have in store!!”  ~Cori Krajewski

 

“As a longtime partner of the folks at Seaside Sustainability, I can safely say that they are some of the most thoughtful, passionate and fun educators out there! If you want your children to have a blast on the water this summer, check these guys out!”  
— Jack Nessen

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“The seaside sustainability day camp was the perfect fit for my kid. He came home super excited about his adventures and excited about sharing what he saw and learned at the dinner table....He absolutely loves Eric."   ~Parent of a SEA Participant

 
“I’ve seen how hard the team at Seaside Sustainability works to program educational and fun activities for local kids, like the SEA Program. The kids who participated in SEA were always so excited to talk about what they did when they got off the boat, and it was great to see them learning about the environment that they live in while also using what they had learned outside of the program.”
— ~Jackie Rose
“[I loved] being with friends in a small group - everyone was nice.”   ~ 8 year old participant

“I've referred students to Seaside because of the experiential learning and skill development that takes place. Participants gain a broader understanding of the most pressing environmental issues while having fun and collaborating with peers on a common goal.”

~Beverly Low

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The spark for learning that he feels might be the best take away from this experience, but what was unexpected is what seems to be a new self-confidence. The collaborative nature of the projects along with shared mission to make a difference has upped [my son's] social skills and developed a sense of purpose that I think will help him through his schooling. ”   ~ A Satisfied Parent 

 

“I learned more about the ocean and how much fun it is to be doing things on it like lobstering and hunting for crabs.”

~11 year old participant


“Seaside Sustainability is the perfect place for your child to connect with the community and the natural environment in meaningful ways. Eric Magers is an expert at developing intentional programming that is engaging, focused on learning, and most importantly fun. Each invaluable experience is one that you will not want your child to miss!”  

~ Renee Rutter


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"The educators at Seaside Sustainability work wonders! They can turn a tide-pool into an interactive classroom or a tent site into a 5-star hotel. If you want to have really fun, educating experiences in nature, these are the folks to talk to!"  ~ Sheila Parisian

“It was Will's favorite camp of the summer!”

~ A Happy Mom
 

Beach Cleanup Salem Sound Spring 2015

Beach Cleanup Salem Sound Spring 2015

 
 
Environmental literacy is about practices, activities, and feelings grounded in familiarity and sound knowledge. Just as reading becomes second nature to those who are literate, interpreting and acting for the environment ideally would become second nature to the environmentally literate citizen.”
— David Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College
 
 
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