Marine Science and Education


Our team focuses on ecological restoration, community engagement, and research that ultimately protects our waterways and coastal environments. Historically, we have run field trips and volunteer days in the Gloucester area and performed a series of field projects including plastic and invasive mitigation, sea level rise data collection, and others.  In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented more remote projects that can virtually involve students, interns, and the local community.

Recent MS&E initiatives include: creating educational materials (guides or blog posts) to make environmental sustainability more accessible and understandable to the general public, facilitating research and community projects for Chebacco Lake restoration work, mitigating marine debris via various initiatives on the Gulf of Maine Marine Debris Action Plan, collaborating on other Seaside teams’ initiatives, drafting new project proposals, and more!


The typical schedule of a MS&E intern will include attendance at a weekly team meeting, reading and summarizing scientific literature for Seaside projects, creating and editing educational material, planning and organizing environmental advocacy and restoration initiatives, and more!

Desired skills include:

  • Outstanding writing and communication skills

  • Creativity and critical thinking when creating educational and advocacy materials for young audiences as well as various other communities

  • Ability to work in a collaborative and interpersonal environment

  • Passion for environmental sustainability and environmental justice

Desired experience include:

  • Performance of scientific literature reviews

  • Experience organizing and writing about advanced scientific information for the general public

  • ArcGIS experience is a bonus!


Join our volunteers of all ages to keep our seas clean and full of life