Summer Programs

SEA Summer High School Programs

SEA offers two unique summer high school programs for current high school students, including graduating seniors. They are based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

SEASCape: SEA Science on the Cape

"This three-week summer program at SEA offers current high school students, including graduating seniors, the opportunity to study the marine environment from a variety of perspectives: scientific, historical, literary, and nautical. Participants live and study at our campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts."

SEA Expedition

"This two-week summer program for high school students, including graduating seniors, is centered on learning by doing, SEA Expedition is a multidisciplinary experience that welcomes students to participate in every aspect of a challenging offshore sailing and oceanographic expedition, and occurs entirely aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer."

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Summer Student Research Program at Maine Medical Center Research Institute

This program is only available to graduating seniors attending a 4 year college the following fall and takes place in Scarborough, Maine. There is a stipend of around $4,600 for the ten week program.

"Research at MMCRI covers a broad area in biomedical science including vascular biology, stem cell biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, hematology, nephrology, tumor biology, and molecular genetics as well as outcomes research, vector-borne diseases, and clinical research."

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University of Maine Consider Engineering

This program is offered to rising seniors who are interested in a career in engineering, and it takes place at the University of Maine at Orono over four days in the summer. There are three different sessions available each summer.

"The four-day program offers nearly two dozen activities balancing personal values exploration with engineering experiments, discussion with University staff, students and industrially employed engineers, and problem solving challenges. You can gain the satisfaction of succeeding at projects designed to stimulate your intuition and reason. Program participants work both independently and cooperatively to learn skills and then apply those skills to real life problems."

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Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program

This program is highly competitive and available for rising seniors and graduated students. Jackson Labs have two campuses - one in Bar Harbor, Maine and the other in Farmington, Connecticut. This program may require permission to finish school early.

"The Summer Student Program is designed for students who want to immerse themselves in genetics and genomics research. It emphasizes laboratory discovery, communication of knowledge, and professional growth."

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High Mountain Institute Summer Term

This program is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students spend five weeks participating in field classes and backcountry expeditions in Leadville, Colorado.

"The HMI Summer Term unites wilderness expeditions, intentional community, and engaging place-based education in our unique setting of Leadville, Colorado. On two backcountry expeditions, students learn wilderness travel skills and develop personal connections to each other and to nature. While on HMI’s campus, students engage in a community of shared responsibility, resulting in friendships and memories that last a lifetime. Through field classes and engaging projects, students explore sense of place, leadership, and environmental ethics. At the end of 5 weeks, students leave HMI inspired by the natural world and ready to dive into their next year of high school with confidence and curiosity."

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The Island School Summer Term

This program is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students spend 30 days at the Island School in Cape Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

"Through a rigorous course of study that includes field work in local ecosystems, explorations of local settlements and the socioeconomic impacts of development, and dynamic interaction with campus' sustainable systems, Summer Term students grapple with how communities – on an island in The Bahamas and beyond – can live most sustainably."

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Hante Adventures

This program is open to all high school students (depending on the trip there may be restrictions). Trips go all over the worlds for a varied number of days.

"Each year, a new selection of Hante Adventure wilderness trips are offered. Whether they’re rock climbing in Colorado, whitewater paddling in North Carolina or trekking across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hante participants are sure to come away from their experience with confidence and a strong connection to nature."

For more information, visit their website.

Apogee Adventures

This program, based in Brunswick, Maine, is open to all high school students (depending on the trip there may be restrictions). Trips go all over the worlds for a varied number of days.

"We travel in small, supportive, co-ed groups led by dynamic, responsible, and well-trained leaders. In this nurturing and wholesome environment, students learn about themselves and others through physical challenge and volunteer work. Traveling by their own power, students will achieve new heights. Apogee’s primary goals are for students to have fun, form lasting friendships, and to develop strong values."

For more information, visit their website.