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Greenwich Academy Girls Explore The Shore!

This past week Greenwich Academy second grade girls learned all about animals, habitats, and invasive species in Long Island Sound. Featured image shows one group posing for a picture with a photogenic Asian shore crab!

Catching up with some old friends

The start of the school year brings our Stamford Public School 6th graders to SoundWaters for a day of coastal exploration and the beginning of their study of the Long Island Sound watershed. On these days, it's a particular pleasure for our…

Terrapin Times - Week of October 14

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Navigating with Bethel High School NJROTC Program

Cadets from Bethel High School NJROTC program are practicing there navigation skills aboard the schooner SoundWaters.  In addition to plotting their location, Cadets steered the schooner, tacked and gybed the vessel, and learned the importance…

Canoes Abound

The students of Archbishop Stepinac High School spent the day at SoundWaters learning all about the local habitats through canoeing on Holly Pond.  These AP environmental and Biology students discussed the biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living)…

Terrapin Times - Week of October 7

Love the Terrapins? Join the fan club! Give us your email to receive the weekly Terrapin Times.  Read stories of their recent adventures, get updates on their growth and health, and get terrapin facts. Read this week’s update below and sign…

Students investigate hidden pollution

Students from Archbishop Stepinac High School took a closer look at the waters of Long Island Sound this week, filtering through water samples and searching for a little-known type of pollution: microplastics! Microplastics are tiny pieces of…

Exploring the Rocky Shore with SoundWaters

Our local homeschool group learned all about exploring the Rocky Intertidal Zone this week with SoundWaters. They caught Asian Shore Crabs, Barnacles and much more! Fun Fact:  The key to the barnacles stick is actually salt. The creatures…

Stamford Public Schools Sailors Aboard Schooner SoundWaters

Students in our afterschool sailing group spent some time on a larger boat than they are used to yesterday.  They learned how to control the schooner using voice and hand signals.  Featured image shows a few of the students working together…

New school year, new adventures!

Students at KT Murphy may live near Cove Island Park, but the third grade's exploration of Long Island Sound's coastal habitats revealed a whole new side of their local environment. Many students' favorite activity was using quadrats to sample…

Eagle Scout Project with SoundWaters

Congratulations to Jamie Paul for completing his Eagle Scout Project with SoundWaters this past weekend.  Jamie (young man on the left side of the photo) and his troop built two boat racks which will house some new additions to our small boat…

Summer flashback - STEM Students triumph!

One of our favorite memories from the past summer was the STEM Academy students successfully launching the canoe they built from scratch. You may remember when we featured the beginning steps of making their canoe - our students had to carefully…

6th graders at SoundWaters

The SPS 6th graders began their school year with a trip to SoundWaters to study Long Island Sound and the watershed.  The students tested the water, seined, canoed, and learned about the adaptations of Long Island Sound animals.  Check back…

Birthday for Our Terrapin!

Our terrapin are nearing their second birthday! These past two years the terrapin have grown and shown their resilience through all the trials of their lives. We are so proud of their progress and can't wait to see how they will continue to…

Amazing Summer for Camp SoundWaters!

Camp SoundWaters wrapped up an adventurous, fun filled 10 weeks of summer!  This summer featured more boats, sailing, campers, and weeks than ever, thanks for making it possible! We wish all our campers a happy return back to school and…

Research in action

School is just beginning for our Stamford Public School students, but our STEM Academy students are beginning their year as accomplished scientists! Over the summer, these students developed and implemented their own research projects, culminating…

The calm before the storm 

The crew of the schooner SoundWaters spent last night and this morning battening down the hatches and preparing for the forecasted winds associated with the TS Hermine. 
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Teacher Professional Development Day

The middle school teachers from the Stamford Public Schools joined us for an exciting day on and near the Long Island Sound.  In the morning, they enjoyed a trip on our Schooner and in the afternoon they conducted experiments at the Coastal…

Congratulations, STEM Academy class of 2016!

We are very proud of this year's class of STEM Academy students. They have accomplished so much in the last five weeks! They built their own canoe, created and piloted underwater ROVs, sailed their own Optis, wrote and performed their own skits,…

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