Woods Hole Science Center
Education and Outreach
Please be sure to visit and explore the USGS Education Web Site for extensive educational resources, tools, and information!
- Native Youth in Science—Preserving Our Homelands. In the summer of 2012, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to develop and deliver a summer science pilot program for Mashpee Wampanoag tribal youth in grades 6, 7, and 8. (Read more in Sound Waves).
- Mentoring: Many USGS employees volunteer to mentor young students in local public schools. Some mentoring projects create a product, such as exhibits or web pages. This link demonstrates a positive example of teamwork between scientists and students. Mineral Detective Page: Falmouth, Massachusetts.
- Field Trips: Several USGS scientists offer field trips for students to visit the facilities at WHOI's Quissett Campus and to discuss their research in a fun and interesting way. Contact: Andrea Toran for more information.
- Woods Hole Science and Technology Education Partnership (WHSTEP): WHSTEP is an organization that joins local scientists and educators together with the goal to create partnerships and educational programs, which use the scientific resources in Woods Hole in the Bourne, Falmouth, and Mashpee Public Schools and Falmouth Academy. Contact: Claudia Flores for more information.
- Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP): The Woods Hole Partnership Educational Program (PEP) is designed primarily for college juniors and seniors who want to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science. The program consists of a four-week course and a six-to-ten week research project – all in the sea-side village of Woods Hole.
Contact: Ben Gutierrez for more information.
- Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee: The science institutions in Woods Hole are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We want people from all cultures and all backgrounds to feel welcome in Woods Hole, whether they are visiting, spending a season as students, or spending part or all of their career working in the world famous village. Contact: Bill Waite for more information.
- Find Earthshot Satellite Images at Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Science Center
- Learn how to use a map.
- Learn about Wetlands and Water.
- Use our Coastal and Marine Geology Program's Internet Map Server.
- Discover and download data produced by the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program.