Outreach & Events

Outreach & Events
smsoe undergraduate research with oysters

The University of New Hampshire is a national leader in delivering marine science education programs to students, teachers and the general public. Our outreach and public education initiatives are led through some of our major research programs, such as New Hampshire Sea Grant and the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, and through the far-reaching efforts of the UNH Marine Docents and marine education and extension specialists.

Public Events


  • A marine docent shows a young boy a horseshoe crab at Ocean Discovery Day.

    Ocean Discovery Day

    Learn about the wonders of the ocean on Ocean Discovery Day. Try a seaweed smoothie, meet a horseshoe crab up close, watch a live scuba diving demonstration and so much more at this family friendly event.

    Explore Ocean Discovery Day

Public Education


  • An aerial view of the Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island.

    Shoals Marine Laboratory

    Shoals Marine Laboratory offers many programs to the public, from day trips to visit Celia Thaxter's historic garden to weekend-long stays themed around science, fine dining, marine education and more.

    Visit the Shoals Marine Lab site

  • A view of a marsh where the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) works to maintain water quality and a healthy ecosystem.

    Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership

    The mission of Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) is to protect and improve the water quality and overall health of the region’s two estuaries Great Bay and Hampton-Seabrook.

    Visit the PREP Site

  • An underwater remotely operated vehicle designed as part of the SeaPerch program.


    In the SeaPerch underwater robotics program, students learn basic engineering and science concepts while building an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) from low-cost, easily accessible materials.

    Visit the SeaPerch Site

Public Outreach


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