Junior Research Program

 (formerly called Junior Marsh Monitors)

The Junior Research Program is open to students going into grades 6, 7, or 8.  Students enroll in the program for 2 or 3 days a week, and for any number of weeks.  See the flexible schedule below.

This program exposes students to a variety of coastal research projects, equipment, and activities.  The program name change reflects the fact that Junior Researchers engage in a variety of research activities, not just wetland (marsh) monitoring.  
For planning purposes, the following project schedule will be implemented. Given the nature of a small group, however, there is flexibility within the overall flow of these project-based learning experiences.
Research Project Schedule
July 10-14 Oceanographic Research: Building, Deploying, Tracking, and Mapping surface current Drifters 
July 17-Aug 11 Estuaries and Ecosystems and Coastal Health
Aug 14-18 Keeping it BLUE: Marine Debris Study and Eco-Stewardship (Don't Trash our Beaches!)
Rising 9th grade students students join individual research teams and should sign up on the high school registration page.

Summer 2017 Days and Times

Based on past experience and mindful of Cohasset Sailing Club times for Mates, Skippers, and Captains, CSCR is offering the Junior Research Program in two time slots. Each session is limited to 12 students; a minimum of 6 students are needed to run a session.
NOTE: Based on responses from parents in 2016, we created the following schedule:
the morning session will run on just T / Th and the afternoon session will run on M / W / Fri. 

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Rising 6th and 7th graders

Rising 6th and 7th graders

11:30-1:30 Rising 7th and 8th graders
Rising 7th and 8th graders
Rising 7th and 8th graders

Scenes from years past:



As a goal of CSCR & the Junior Researcher Program, each student will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the delicate balance between the salt marshes and impact of our community
  • Learn valuable skills in observation and in collecting valid data

Junior Researcher Program- Flexible Scheduling

2 wk cost 3 wk cost 4 wk cost 5 / 6 wk cost
Rising 6,7, 8 graders 2 days/wk $120.00 $180.00$240.00 $300.00 (5wk)

$360.00 (6wk)
Rising 6,7, 8 graders 3 days / wk $180.00 $270.00 $360.00 $450.00 (5wk)

$540.00 (6wk) 
$900 (all in!) 

For information, email jbuckley@ccscr.org: