Citizen Science on the Harbor!
Turn your smartphone photos into citizen science! Discover and document what is living in Boston Harbor just off the docks of the New England Aquarium. We will upload our observations to a network of citizen science data with the iNaturalist app. We suggest downloading the iNaturalist app and creating a login before the class, which is best suited for those 8 and older. Dress appropriate for weather. Students must be accompanied by an adult.
Sharks in Our Backyard:
The Resurgence of Sand Tiger Sharks in New England
Despite their scary appearance, sand tiger sharks are docile ocean animals that pose no real threat to humans. Although it has a rich history in New England, this species has declined due to threats like overfishing, and was rarely observed in our region during recent decades. However, a significant number of juvenile sand tigers returned to local waters in the last five to 10 years. Come learn about the biology, conservation, and fascinating resurgence of this species in our own backyard.