Junior Research Program 

The Junior Research Program is open to students going into grades 6, 7, or 8. Students enroll in the program for 2, 3, or 5 days a week, and for any number of weeks- 2,weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks, etc. See the flexible schedule below.

This program is run by the exceptionally talented ecologist and equally passionate educator, Susan Bryant. While the program generally exposes students to a variety of coastal research projects, equipment, and activities, Susan will be leading Jr Researchers this year on Watershed Exploration tours by land and by sea, studying water flow in, out, and around our harbor; and engaging students in water qualitystudies, and marine debris and salt marshes studies.
Part artist, part scientist, all humanist, and a great leader of middle school students, Susan will engage the young scientists in understanding our planet's environmental assets- salt marshes, eelgrass beds, shellfish beds, underwater diversity, dunes & barrier beach, serenity, granite shores- and the aesthetics of the ecosystems surrounding us.
Jr. Research students will examine local fisheries- our lobster fleet, the Lobster Pound, and our region's Irish Mossing history. Jr. Researchers may even get "The Scoop on Poop," i.e., a tour of the town's wastewater treatment plant, the quintessential "unsung hero" when examining our community's critical infrastructure. 
Each year, the Jr Research Program morphs into what is right is for the group; yet, the thread that provides consistency is holistic, environmental education that launches the next generation of environmental stewards.
 (schedule and fees are found at the bottom of the page)

Summer 2018 Schedule

CSCR's Jr Research program is open for students who are rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
Our experiences tells us that this age group is quite capable of meeting our expectations. Our students understand they are a community of researchers capable of respectfully collaborating with classmates who share a passion for playful discovery of the wonders and beauty of our coastal ecosystem.
For parents who prefer that 6th/7th grade friend groups and 7th/8th grade friend groups be scheduled together, we offer the following suggestion. 

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
10:00-12:00 Rising 7th and 8th graders
Rising 6th and 7th graders
Rising 7th and 8th graders
Rising 6th and 7th graders 
Rising 6th and 7th 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 our fragile ecosystem and human interaction with the ecosystem
  • Learn valuable skills in scientific observation, data collection, and environmental stewardship
Junior Researcher Program- Flexible Scheduling

2 wk cost 3 wk cost 4 wk cost wk cost  6 wk cost
2 days/wk $130.00 $195.00$260.00 $325.00 
3 days / wk $195.00 $295.00 $395.00 $495.00  $595.00 
5 days / wk
$325.00 $490.00 $655.00
 $980 (all in!)

For information, email jbuckley@ccscr.org:

Click here for Link to Payment Form. 

 Rising 9th grade students (those who completed grade 8 in June, 2018) should enroll in CSCR's high school research program.