“The Zephyr Marine Instructors were amazing and kept us really engaged; never leaving us out of the fun.”

Experiential Learning

Our hands-on ocean science and technology program is based on Experiential Learning. We think you’ll appreciate these quotes: I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand. ~ Confucius, 450 BC Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I will learn. ~ Benjamin Franklin, 1750 […]

Gull Island Institute, Winter 2022-23

We are pleased to announce we have joined in supporting Gull Island Institute (GII). This is a new, innovative undergraduate program based on Penikese and Cuttyhunk Islands in Buzzards Bay. Please look at their website and consider contributing to this remarkable organization.

Fall 2022

We have had a very busy fall and are about to end our scientific cruise season soon. This year we ran about 90 boat trips on Vineyard Sound. Here are some of the highlights: “We’re so grateful for your excitement and expertise-especially thankful for your expertise making the experience hands-on for our students. You helped […]

Summer 2022

This spring and summer have been incredibly busy. Lots of boat trips, lots of classes, lots of programs. The rebound from the Covid years has been amazing. If you’re a teacher who can arrange a field trip to Woods Hole, we can cover all the details and activities here. A few photos from the boat […]

March 2022

We’re back. “Scientific cruises” have resumed and a lot of schools are booking trips. This year we started at the earliest date in our 13 year history, March 15. The brave souls from the Falmouth Public Schools’ Pathway Program had a great trip. Contact Rob at rreynolds@zephyrmarine.org to organize a trip.

Winter 2022

We are starting our 13th year providing ocean science “cruises” for students. Pre-Covid, about 2000 students per year came out on Vineyard Sound with us. In 2022 our program is slowly coming back. Our mission is to increase students’ ocean science literacy through our hands shipboard activities where we replicate some of the work done on […]