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HarborFest is this Saturday!

Carnival, Boats, Live Music, Yoga, Zumba, Green Exhibitors, Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals! Fun for all ages! Free admission and parking!  Learn more  
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FISH!!

The STEM students explored the waters off Bocuzzi Park with dip nets and seine nets to discover several species of fish and they also learned more about about plankton when they caught comb jellies. This week wraps up our 5 week program and these…
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The schooner SoundWaters arrives in Milford 

  The schooner SoundWaters sailed from Captain's Cove to Milford in preparation for Saturday's Milford Oyster Festival. Tickets for Friday and Saturday's sails may be found on Milford Oyster Festival's website.
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STEM sailing

This week our Young Mariners STEM academy students ventured away from the dock and sailed in open water!  They practiced their tacking skills and even sailed downwind all the way home! Check back to learn what skills they gain next.
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Exploring habitats with STEM Academy!

STEM Academy students were astonished to find that the seemingly lifeless rocks along the shore are actually teeming with life! Students collected as many living things as they could find, learned about the adaptations that enable these animals…
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Bluefish Campers practice points of sail

Featured image shows one of our youngest groups of sailors learning the different directions they can sail. When they point their bodies into the wind, they wave their arms around because they can't catch any wind. When they are pointing in…
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Mad Science Week on the Horizon!

Monday begins Mad Science week at Camp SoundWaters! Campers will be making their own lava lamp, building crystals and creating a contraption to protect an egg from a fall! Everyone is exploding with excitement for Mad Scientist week! Check back…
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Teamwork in action!

STEM Academy has been talking a lot about teamwork these past few days, and this morning, they put it into practice! Today was the first day of building their own boats, starting with carefully measuring out the pieces. We all worked together…
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Lucky lobster in Larchmont

  The Larchmont Yacht Club Opti Adventure sailors picked up a little lobster in the trawl net this morning. This is pretty impressive as we haven't caught a lobster this far west in Long Island Sound in several years.
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Terrapin Times - Week of July 25

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…
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STEM Academy embarks on a new adventure!

For the past three years, STEM Academy students have spent their summers hard at work practicing their science, technology, engineering, and math skills through experiments, games, hands-on projects and fun challenges. For the first time, this…
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Terrapin Times - Week of July 18

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…
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REACH for the Sound!

Students from the REACH Newtown program spent the week at SoundWaters conducting reasearch, exploring local habitats, learning about Long Island Sound animals and having fun! We hope the students have a great rest of the summer and schoo…
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Sharks Flying Spinnaker

Our advanced sailors in the Sharks camp group had a special day of learning how to fly a spinnaker with our Waterfront Director, Nick! It's very important to keep an eye on the clew of the spinnaker sail so that it is equal height to the boom.…
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Terrapin Times - Week of July 11

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…
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Our Youngest Campers Meet Our Youngest Terrapin!

Here at Camp SoundWaters, our campers love meeting the creatures that call the Long Island Sound home! Our youngest campers, the Sea Stars, had the chance to meet one of our youngest Diamondback Terrapin! With our juvenile terrapin nearing the…
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Paddle your own canoe!

Students at Young Mariners Academy have been hard at work all summer, learning to sail and perfecting their skills. Now, our oldest students have been working on an amazing new project - building their own boat - from scratch! The pieces for…
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Terrapin Times - Week of July 4

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…
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Chester Addison visits SoundWaters

Today, the 3rd grade students of Chester Addison Community Center explored Long Island Sound through a water mystery challenge, learning about the animals of Long Island Sound, and completing a Rocky Shore Habitat Investigation. Next week,…
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Jumping Stingrays!

Our Stingray campers earned a well earned cooldown in Holly Pond today after a fun day of man overboard drills. Check back to find out what they are learning about next! www.soundwaters.org

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