Museum/Program/Site Activities: Environmental Programming

Independence Seaport Museum

The Independence Seaport Museum was founded in 1961 and is located in the Penn’s Landing complex along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

GulfQuest National Maritime Museum

Educational museum featuring interactive exhibits focused on the Gulf of Mexico’s maritime heritage.  

Foss Waterway Seaport

The Working Waterfront Maritime Museum is a Maritime Museum located in Tacoma, Washington, USA. The museum sits on the Thea Foss Waterway.

Columbia River Maritime Museum

The Columbia River Maritime Museum is a museum of maritime history located about ten miles from the mouth of the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon, United States.

Channel Islands National Park & Anacapa Island Light Station

Channel Islands National Park comprises 5 ecologically rich islands off the Southern California coast. Anacapa Island has trails to a 1932 lighthouse and clifftop Inspiration Point.

Center for the Urban River at Beczak

The mission of CURB is to advance environmental knowledge and stewardship by providing high quality K-12 environmental education for the local community, establishing a regional hub for research and monitoring focused on Hudson River estuary and urban watershed issues, and serving as a welcoming open community space for a variety of civic and cultural activities.…

Bay Model Visitor Center

The Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito is a fully accessible education center administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which hosts a working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento – San Joaquin River Delta System.  

Calvert Marine Museum

The Calvert Marine Museum, designed and built by volunteers on land provided by John Bluster, was established on Solomon’s Island, Maryland, on October 18, 1970 under the aegis of the Calvert County Historical Society. It soon outgrew its original facility and was moved to the present nine-acre site in 1975. It was at this time…

Annapolis Maritime Museum

The Annapolis Maritime Museum educates youth and adults about the Annapolis area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events. The museum accomplishes this mission through an engaging suite of hands-on programming and by bringing visitors to its unique location, at the mouth of Back Creek overlooking…

A. J. Meerwald–Bayshore Center at Bivalve

The schooner A. J. Meerwald is New Jersey’s official tall ship. She is a restored two-masted oyster dredging schooner, 115 feet overall, 85 feet on deck, and has a 23-foot beam. Her home port is in Bivalve, Commercial Township, New Jersey. Launched in 1928, A. J. Meerwald was one of hundreds of schooners built along…

Mystic Aquarium

Just north of Mystic Seaport in Connecticut is a wonderful and interesting aquarium. It has tidal pools, many sea creatures on view, and several very active large mammals. The hands-on activities are interesting and help students to understand the complexities of working with machines in water. The aquarium is home to the Institute for Exploration,…

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum

The mission of the museum is to preserve, present and interpret the rich maritime heritage, artistry and environment of the Jersey Shore and the unique contributions of its baymen. This maritime cultural center, which opened in May 2000, is a recreated working seaport village along the historic Tuckerton Creek. Come explore the world of the…


SoundWaters is the #1 choice of schools in the Long Island Sound region that study environmental and marine science. Led by a dedicated staff of experienced, professional educators on land and on-board its 80’ three-masted schooner, SoundWaters teaches over 32,000 students from 64 communities and 160 schools each year about Long Island Sound and its…

Sea Education Association / SEA

Sea Education Association (SEA) is an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education. For 45 years, and with more than one million nautical miles sailed, SEA has educated students about the world’s oceans through its Boston University accredited study abroad program, SEA Semester. SEA/SEA Semester is based on Cape Cod in the oceanographic research community…

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium is located at the mouth of the Norwalk River in Norwalk, Connecticut. Exhibits, activities and educational programs explore the marine life of Long Island Sound and its watershed, as well as a variety of other marine habitats. The Aquarium holds over 1,000 aquatic animals, including harbor seals, sharks, jellies, sea turtles and…