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Fifty-Two Years of Educational Excellence
Sea Lab Marine Science Educational Center
New Bedford Public Schools

1968 - 2020

Important Notice Regarding Sea Lab Dates:


Information for Parent (updated March 27, 2020)

Due to School Closings, the following dates have been changed regarding the 2020 Sea Lab Session:

  • All Applications, Registrations for Former Students, Scholarship Forms are due on May 4, 2020
  • The above Forms may be mailed to Sea Lab, 71 Portland Street, NB, 02744; or FAX to 508-984-5660;  or e-mail to sbourgeois@newbedfordschools.org
  • Interviews are to be held on May 11; May 12, May 14 from 3:15 through 5:00 PM and Saturday, May 16 from 9:00 to 12:00 (tentative dates depending on further school closure)….call 508-991-4362 for Interview dates/times
  • Testing for Applicants will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020 from 2:45 through 4:30 pm (tentative date depending on further school closure)
  • If any other information is needed, please contact Simone Bourgeois at 508-991-4362

ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL OPERATIONS SUSPENDED: On March 15, Governor Baker ordered a suspension of school operations for educational purposes at all public and private elementary and secondary (K-12) schools in the Commonwealth (not including residential and day schools for special needs students), beginning Tuesday, March 17 and continuing until Monday, May 4.

Due to Governor Baker's order, Sea Lab application, registration, testing, and interview dates have been revised. For any questions, you may reach Simone Bourgeois from 9AM - 2PM on regular business days at 508-991-4362.

Registration and Scholarship due dates have been revised and are due by May 4.  
Interviews have been postponed to May 11, 12, 14, and 16.  Please call for an interview.  The placement exam is rescheduled for Friday, May 15.

Please continue to visit our site for updates 

Simone Bourgeois, Sea Lab Facilitator 
508-997-4511 Ext 58501 
sbourgeois@newbedfordschools.org




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  • All Applications, Registrations for Former Students, Scholarship Forms are due on April 24, 2020
  • The above Forms may be mailed to Sea Lab, 71 Portland Street, NB, 02744; or FAX to 508-984-5660; or e-mail to sbourgeois@newbedfordschools.org
  • Interviews are to be held on April 27; April 28, April 30 from 3:15 through 5:00 PM and Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 to 12:00 (tentative depending on school closure)….call 508-991-4362
  • Testing for Applicants will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020 from 2:45 through 4:30 pm (tentative depending on school closure)
  • If anyone contacts you for information for summer Sea Lab, I am working at home…and coming into Sea Lab a few days per week……..have any person who is interested in information (including yourself) contact me at 508-991-4362

 

  • All Applications, Registrations for Former Students, Scholarship Forms are due on April 24, 2020
  • The above Forms may be mailed to Sea Lab, 71 Portland Street, NB, 02744; or FAX to 508-984-5660; or e-mail to sbourgeois@newbedfordschools.org
  • Interviews are to be held on April 27; April 28, April 30 from 3:15 through 5:00 PM and Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 to 12:00 (tentative depending on school closure)….call 508-991-4362
  • Testing for Applicants will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020 from 2:45 through 4:30 pm (tentative depending on school closure)
  • If anyone contacts you for information for summer Sea Lab, I am working at home…and coming into Sea Lab a few days per week……..have any person who is interested in information (including yourself) contact me at 508-991-4362

 

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Sea Lab is a marine science studies program funded through the New Bedford Public Schools for the perpetuation of real science activities. Historically, this Program has existed as a six-week summer program servicing academically serious students since 1968. The success of the summer program precipitated the development of an academic year program to expose all grade five students to the realm of marine and aquatic sciences.

Since 1968, Sea Lab has been a six-week summer component of the New Bedford Public Schools. Historically, this program has been located by the sea at Fort Rodman, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Currently, Sea Lab is a marine and aquatic educational facility servicing New Bedford Public School students interested in studying principles of oceanography, limnology, meteorology, physics, chemistry, geology, and biology as related to the marine and aquatic environments. Practical outdoor skills, such as swimming, sailing, and snorkeling are also an integral part of the summer Sea Lab experience.

In addition to classroom exercises, students participate in field studies conducted along the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastlines. Also, in collaboration with area universities, Sea Lab students have had the opportunity to participate in on-going scientific research. The teaching materials, selected by the instructors, for presentation at different grade levels, illustrate their desire to achieve a balance between the introduction of basic scientific concepts and the discussion of observable phenomena. The summer curriculum is designed to be progressive and cumulative from the fourth grade to the ninth grade. All in all, the current Sea Lab Program is a high interest, hands-on, intensive study designed to appeal to the serious student.

All Applications, including Spanish and Portuguese Applications, are available at every New Bedford Public School, including all New Bedford private and parochial schools.  

Simone Bourgeois, Sea Lab Facilitator 
508-997-4511 Ext 58501 
sbourgeois@newbedfordschools.org

2019 Open House Booklet 

In the News...

Sea Lab Celebrates It's 51st Commencement (published August 17, 2019)
https://wbsm.com/sea-lab-celebrates-51st-commencement/

Sea Lab celebrates 50 Years of Environmental Caretakers (published August 23, 2018)
https://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20180823/a-generation-of-environmental-caretakers-sea-lab-hits-50-years
Mystic Aquarium Visits Sea Lab (published May 8, 2019)
https://www.southcoasttoday.com/photogallery/NB/20190508/NEWS/508009997/PH/1
Sea Lab Beach Walks Give NB Students a View of Buzzards Bay (published January 31, 2017)
https://www.savebuzzardsbay.org/news/sea-lab-beach-walks-give-new-bedford-students-a-view-of-buzzards-bay-life/
Sea Lab Group Works to Benefit Kids (published March 25, 2007)
https://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070325/OPINION/703250357/-1/NEWSLETTER19
Boston College Seismology Program (published June 3, 2008)
https://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080603/LIFE/806030309
Sea Lab Celebrates Past/Present Success (published July 4, 2008)
https://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080704/NEWS/807040325/1011/NEWSLETTER100
Oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard Visits Sea Lab (published April, 2009)
https://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090416/NEWS/904160375

Our Collaboratives
Boston College Educational Seismology Project
Buzzards Bay Coalition
Community Boating Center
MIT
Immersion presents Mystic Aquarium
New Bedford Rowing Club
OCEARCH
Naval Undersea Warfare Center
University of Rostock, Germany
University of Copenhagen, Stephen Richter

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Sea Lab Keel

The Sea Lab Keel is the parent/teacher organization of Sea Lab.  Our function is to raise money to buy and repair equipment, defray the costs of field trips, purchase trophies and awards, and award scholarships to our Sea Lab alumni as they enter college.
Keel President:  Mrs. Lee-Ann Jupin

Keel Events/Fundraisers

COMING SOON
Important Dates

Sea Lab Summer Session begins on Monday, July 6, 2020 and commences on Friday, August 14, 2020.  There will be an Open House for project presentations on Thursday, August 13, from 6 PM - 8 PM.

Summer Sea Lab 2020 Application Time Table for New Applicants/Previously Enrolled Students

March 20 - Application Forms sent to New Bedford public, private schools

March 20 - Registration Forms for previously enrolled students mailed

May 4 - Application deadline for new students - applicants

May 4 - Registration/Scholarship deadline for previously enrolled students

May 15 - Science Screening Test at Sea Lab (begins at 2:45) - new students

May 11, 12, 14, 16 - Interviews for new student applicants at Sea Lab (please call for an appointment)

May 18 - Scholarship notification for previously enrolled students

May 29 - Letters of Acceptance/Waiting List/Non-Acceptance and registrations mailed
            
June 1 - Tuition deadline for previously enrolled students

June 3 - Scholarship notification for new students

June 12 - Registration deadline for newly accepted students

June 24 - Tuition fee deadline for newly accepted students

June 22 - 26 - Waiting List applicants register, based on accepted student withdrawal

June 26 - Final Class List