Cohasset’s Center for Student Coastal Research (CSCR) inspires people of all ages to explore and engage in the scientific study of the local watershed and marine environment. We engage students in authentic research projects that serve the environmental research needs of municipalities in the greater Cohasset Harbor watershed. We challenge each student to rise to the level of a professional scientist who contributes meaningful data to community understanding of complex coastal issues and processes. We further challenge each student to share findings with stakeholders, providing the context for authentic assessment and deeper learning. Through this process, students experience, understand, practice and strengthen the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that position them to be problem-solvers and leaders in the next generation of environmental stewards.