Shoals Marine Laboratory: Programs for High School Students Study marine biology on Appledore Island, Maine
- Live and study on Appledore Island, one of nine islands in the Isles of Shoals archipelago, located six miles off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
- Participate in experiential, place-based learning that includes hands-on field and laboratory activities.
- Learn about scientific inquiry through both independent and/or group research projects.
- Benefit from small class sizes (faculty to student ratio between 1:5 to 1:8).
Shoals Marine Laboratory, a unit of Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire, is a leader in marine science education, research, and outreach.
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Our programs offer you the rare opportunity to work closely with some of Cornell's most distinguished professors. Under their guidance, you'll develop the critical thinking and writing skills essential for success in college. You'll also have the chance to talk with them about your academic goals and career aspirations.
"Introduction to the Biology of Sharks, Skates, and Rays "was a great experience and taught me a lot. (I valued most) the lab dissections and boat trips."
"Marine Environmental Science was an incredible experience I will never forget, especially the hands-on approach to learning and the independence we were given to work on our own. I learned so much while making friendships that will last me forever."