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Category: education and research
Goals: The Center for Coastal Studies' mission is to conduct scientific research with emphasis on marine The Center for Coastal Studies' mission is to conduct scientific research with emphasis on marine mammals of the western North Atlantic and on the coastal and marine habitats and resources of the Gulf of Maine; to promote stewardship of coastal and marine ecosystems to ensure their continued viability and biodiversity; to conduct educational activities and to provide educational resources that encourage the responsible use and conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems; and to collaborate with other institutions and individuals whenever possible to advance this mission.
Long term studies on the great whales of the North Atlantic; only institution on the East Coast with federal authorization to perform disentanglements of large whales; Coastal Solutions Initiative bringing together public policy and scientific research; Coastal Studies Institute, in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts/Boston, offers college credit and non-credit field courses on a number of marine and coastal topics. Education programs include both hands-on programs such as public lectures, whale watchers, school programs, and production of interpretive exhibits, books and videos with wide distribution and visibility.
Members’ newsletter, library (open to public), researchers available on a consulting basis, educational material (video and field guide) on Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary; Whales, a book with activities for grades 1-4 based on research from CCS (available through Scholastic Books, not CCS). Check web site for more information.
Resources: see above
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