Collecting Walks at the Woods Hole Science Aquarium
Our staff offers guided collecting walks in local marshes and beaches several times a week in summer months.
What Is a Collecting Walk?
The Woods Hole Science Aquarium offers public collecting walks at local beaches periodically during the summer. Our aquarists and interns serve as naturalists on the walks, teaching about life in salt marshes, demonstrating how to collect animals, and identifying the catch. Sometimes we bring animals back to the Aquarium to add to our collection. More often we observe the animals briefly and then release them.
What Do I Need?
The Aquarium staff provides nets, buckets, coolers, animal expertise, directions to the day’s collecting site and one-time parking passes. Our guests provide their own transportation, bathing suits, water shoes, towel and sunscreen.
How Do I Sign Up?
Reservations may be made in person only at the front desk, but they can be made anytime before the walk.