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Wednesday, April 29, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series:

"Rock, Gravel, Sand - The Geology of Our Local Beaches"

Presenters: Dr. Lindley Hanson, Geology Professor, Salem State U.

Abbot Public Library, lower level meeting room
235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01915

Free and Open to the Public.

Have you ever noticed that our local beaches can vary from largely mud, sand, gravel or sometimes boulders? And that each beach takes on a different form?  What causes these variations? How and why does each beach respond differently to storm activity?  Dr. Lindley Hanson, from Salem State University Geological Science Department, will describe and explain the array of beaches on the North Shore to address the variability and dynamics of our local beaches. In addition, she will show evidence of a higher sea level in our past and discuss the future of our beaches with expected sea level rise.

Thank you, Dr. Sara Grady, presenter on"Horseshoe Crabs - The Ancient Blue Bloods" and Ted Maney, presenter on "On the Rocks - Life Underwater".

"Coastsweep in the Spring"

Join us! RSVP if possible-978-741-7900 or info@salemsound.org


Meetings on Salem Flooding at Rosies Pond, Parallel Street, Lawrence Street, Brooks Street, Wheatland Street, and Jefferson Ave.

Thursdays, April 30 and May 21.

See calendar for details.

Registration is now open
for the 6th Annual Run for the Beach 5K! Sunday, June 14, 2015

Download registration form (PDF 290KB)

Teacher Summer Institute, August, 2015


Experience "Place" Like Never Before

Immerse yourself in a week of place-based learning around the local habitats in the coastal watershed of Salem Sound. You will learn to use the outdoors as a means of delivering your teaching goals and providing opportunities for your students to experience science in their local community, making authentic connections and gaining deeper understandings. Summer Institute Registration. For more info, see PDF flyer or go to School to Sea.

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Talking Trash for Clean Oceans!

Check out our new marine debris campaign funded by NOAA Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach


See how much we accomplish
Year in Review 2013 and Year in Review 2012.
2014 Community Report coming soon.

Enjoy reading about Salem Sound Coastwatch in the North Shore Magazine July 2014 (2.7MB)


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