Middle School Program

To learn about Fall 2023 opportunities for Middle School students, please contact Susan Bryant directly at sbryant@ccscr.org. The fee for each weekly session (typically a Tues or Wed after school) is $37.50.

Each year, CSCR’s Middle School Program morphs into what is right for the group; yet, the thread that provides consistency is real-world environmental education that supports and encourages youngsters to become the next generation of environmental stewards.  

The program is run by the exceptionally talented ecologist and equally passionate educator, Susan Bryant. Part artist, part scientist, all humanist, and a great leader of middle school students, Susan engages her young scientists in understanding our harbor’s environmental assets — salt marshes, eelgrass beds, shellfish beds, dunes & barrier beach, — and the underwater diversity, serenity, and aesthetics of the ecosystems surrounding us.

Our experience tells us that this youthful cohort is eager for opportunities to form a community of researchers capable of respectfully collaborating with peers who share a passion for the discovery of the wonders and beauty of our coastal ecosystem.  The program is open to students rising into grades 6, 7, or 8. 

Students who participate in our Middle School program 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
  • Maintain their curiosity, joy of learning, and team up with new friends

Middle School students may be invited to help the Varsity Research teams with their research, or to join in additional expeditions beyond our regular middle school slots. So keep an eye on the email you used to register.

Scistah’s — Science Star Sisters: This past summer, Susan led four Friday sessions, July 21, July 28, and August uniquely designed for girls and women in the sciences. Each session was $45, or $160 or all 4. Reach out to Susan (sbryant@ccscr.org) for more information about this program, including getting involved in supporting it.

Junior Researchers’ ArcGIS Map of Bassings Beach Island