The Science Education at Sea (SEAS) program is conducted entirely on a boat!  This science boat excursion sails out of Cape May/Wildwood and educational activities aboard the vessel cover a broad range of subject areas including plankton, specimen collection, animal handling, horseshoe crabs and dolphins.  All SEAS programs are aligned to New Jersey Academic Standards and the North American Association for Environmental Education K-12 Guidelines for Learning, and are tailored to the needs of our visiting teachers and schools.

Both In-Person and Virtual SEAS Program Available for the 2023-2024 Academic School Year!


Grade Levels: 4th-12th grade

Time:  The SEAS program is a 3 hour trip.  The morning trip runs from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.  The afternoon trip runs from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.  These start times are flexible, so please contact us if there are time constraints.
Virtual Time:  The virtual SEAS Program is a 3 hour experience. The program is four (4) educator led sessions, consisting of Fish, Invertebrate, Plankton, and Horseshoe Crabs lessons. Each lesson features live animals and is 45 minutes in length, including program presentation and interactive instructor Question and Answer. 

Prices:  $30/student.  Smaller groups, please note the minimum charter rates below.
Cape May Wildwood groups smaller than 60 people will need to pay the charter minimum of $1800.00.
Virtual Prices:  $380 for the entire experience for up to 25 participants. $95/per lesson, available for mix and match to fit your needs.  If you require additional sessions of the same content, it is $95 for one lesson, and $70 for each additional lesson.    

If your group is smaller or larger than the required number of people, there is a great chance we can join your group with another group or book you an additional session.  Please contact us for details.

For specific program details, including information on virtual option, please click here:  Cape May/Wildwood

“By far, in my seven years of teaching, this was the BEST field trip. Colleagues, parents, and students have all expressed the same feelings.”

– Carolyn McGaughey, Starkweather Elementary School, Westchester, PA

40 Years of Science Education at Sea

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