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Project Oceanology

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Groton, CT, USA
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

This is a research boat that studies the marine life in the Long Island Sound. You study biology. They throw out fishing nets and then study their catch of the day. Be prepared to help send the nets out and bring them back in. You...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kmbracy
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Way better than your typical harbor cruise. You see actual science and learn about the oceans and oceanography in a hands on, up close way. Not just for kids. I know a fair amount about oceanography but was still enthralled by the program. Knowledgeable staff....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jock W
Reviewed September 7, 2016

From start to finish, this was a neat experience. Kids love it and the adult will too. You get to go out onto the water and do a few research-like activities - everyone gets to take part in the different activities, such as measuring visibility...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

With a family of 5 under the age of 13, this held everyone's attention. The boat stayed close to the shore, so there were no huge waves or swells. The kids were invited to be involved in the scientific process of how they study the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank amcarpenter123
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Project Oceanology is a great way for kids to learn about the ocean which is so important to the planets well beingIt is an at hand experience were kids can do the very thing that the professionals did/do and really learn first hand

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I won VIP tickets to attend one of Project Oceanology's programs. We recently went on one of the last seal watching cruises. It was a very fun experience. The temperature outside was hovering around the 32 degree mark and we didn't get...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Jessica C
Reviewed October 20, 2014

We arranged a classroom lab session for an adult group. The instructors were wonderful, leading us through a hands-on learning experience, related to the marine life found in Long Island Sound. It was fun, educational and informative.

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

The tour allowed passengers of all ages to be involved in research. There was no pressure to be hands-on, but plenty of opportunity. Specimens were brought aboard and information was given about each. A squid was dissected and the kids got to wear squid ink...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank localgirl100again
Reviewed July 7, 2013

On a recent family trip we were torn between two boating activities, in the end we tried Project O and we could not have been happier. It was a super fun and informative cruise where we didn't just sit back and watch things happen, we...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Super_Dino
Reviewed April 13, 2013

My husband and I received did the seal watch cruise through Project Oceanology the last week of March. It was great! Reservations are required and you have to provide a credit card to book the reservation. You are not charged until the day of. You...More

Date of experience: March 2013
8  Thank alg7334
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