A summary of changes at Project Oceanology in response to the COVID-19 crisis

Updated May 26th


Cancelled Public Programs:

  • Seal Watch and Birding by Boat cruises (if you have questions about your scheduled boat cruise check here for more information)

  • Earth Day Beach Clean Up & Celebration and Summer Camp Open House (April 18)

  • Marine Science Day (May 13)

Educational Programs scheduled for Schools and Organizations:  All programming has been cancelled through May 20th per the state. Our team is going live on Facebook every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:30. Check out our past Facebook videos here.

Summer Camp updates:

Project Oceanology is working hard to plan a fun and healthy summer!  Our mission for summer 2020 is to get kids outside and away from their devices for a week of fun on the water.  We know that children who spend time outdoors are healthier and stronger, with stronger immune systems, lower stress, and longer attention spans.  We are working closely with our camp physician, the camp community, and the state of CT to ensure a safe and healthy environment at our summer camps.    

On Monday May 18, the State Office of Early Childhood announced that CT summer camps can open as of June 22, 2020 with new health and safety guidelines for best practices against COVID-19. However, overnight camps in CT will not be allowed to open for summer 2020. Also, due to recent state regulations, our Partnership camps with Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium and NESS are also cancelled this summer. In the days ahead, we will be rolling out the Day Camp versions of our residential camps, as well as 2 new virtual camps.  We will notify camp parents and update our website as soon as we know more. For more information visit our Summer Camp 2020 COVID-19 FAQ's page. We are accepting summer camp registrations online: (or email us today!).

Project O staff is working remote and remains available via email to answer your questions.  

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We extend a huge thank you to all the schools, private organizations and the public (our entire client base!) for their great communication and understanding as we navigate through these challenges together. We look forward to continuing our efforts to get everyone out on the water enjoying hands-on marine science real soon! We encourage everyone to stay home, stay safe and dream of summer!  


I just wanted to let you know how excited [my son] was to come home and tell me about the squid dissection. He was fascinated by the process and loved writing with squid ink. He couldn't wait to tell me about Davey Jones' locker and that pirates used to write with squid ink. Thank you so much for offering this program.

-8th Grade Parent 



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