CSCR offers real-world project-based learning in the form of local research projects for students in grades 6-12+.

Spring 2021 Opportunities:

Students who want to be 2021 Varsity Researchers this coming summer and beyond — get ready to commit to great opportunities this summer. 8th-12 graders can register now for High School Programs!

Marjot Foundation Grants: If you are in grades 9-11, currently, and have an idea for research please consider writing it up in the form of an application to the Marjot Foundation (deadline is April 20). Please note you can apply independently or as a team, and you can watch Susan’s info video, ask us for help and to be your project mentor.

Even if you don’t win the grant, the mere submission of a well-written application makes you impressive!

High school or Middle School students who did not participate in summer 2020 research who would like to get involved this Spring, please email and, and sign up for our emails to catch good opportunities.

If you are not sure exactly what you want to do, we advise you to start a document where you can put your notes about what you like/dislike, what you wonder about, skills you might like to gain, and curious questions that might be the kernel of a hypothesis, and sign up for our emails to find out more.

Summer 2021

Descriptions of 2021 varsity research programs in Water Quality, Harbor Oceanography & Bathymetrics, Bacteria Monitoring, Eelgrass, Bassing Beach Island Studies, Shellfish, Salt Marsh Study, and ArcGIS Field and Lab Training are now out — click here. Even if you are not entirely sure how to make your schedule work, varsity researchers should express their interests to project leaders ASAP and register here. Space may be limited.

Make sure you get our emails for the latest on opportunities and registration.

“JV” programs, Middle School programs, and possibly a few internships for college students will be announced soon.

CSCR Varsity Researchers are defined as students earnestly committed to the project. They will use their interests to evolve into roles in which they can contribute uniquely to their research team and its project. As such, they will understand the context and relevance of their project. They will develop maps, slideshows, or webinars to present their project to authentic audiences, and may petition for credit from their schools. Along the way, these researchers are likely to gain rich and unique content for their college and employment applications.

If you have questions, please email Mr. Buckley at

Fall 2021

During the school year, teams will be analyzing their findings and bringing their summer research into presentable formats, so that you can get credit in the real world for your knowledge, experience and insight.

Spring 2022

All summer 2021 research participants should be planning to join their team in presenting their 2021 summer research at CSCR’s annual State of the Harbor event. To prepare to do so, please contact your project’s supervisor:,, or Doc T for team meeting times.

This is how you get great content for your college, scholarship and employment applications. Get involved and find a role that makes your personality shine.