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Seining Surprise!

Students from Torrington Middle School found two snapping turtle hatchlings and a diamondback terrapin hatchling while seining this morning! It has been quite some time since we found a hatchling of any type here in Cove Island Park. We enjoyed learning about our turtle friends but have returned them to their natural environment with the […]

Spring surprises at SoundWaters

Today the educators received a very pleasant surprise while cleaning the aquarium. One of our baby horseshoe crabs molted. The yellow shell in the picture is the molt (old shell) that the baby horseshoe crab grew out of overnight. Horseshoe crabs must molt to grow because their exoskeleton only allows their body to expand so […]

Camp Open House April 22nd!

Interested in viewing the SoundWaters campus? Getting a feel for the boats campers use? Learning how to tie some new knots? Join us at Cove Island park on April 22nd from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. We’ll have a couple sailboats rigged on the grass for campers to hop in and test out, a knot tying station, […]

New Terrapin Exhibit is almost running!

After a massive overhaul of the rock structure and wall visuals, the new terrapin exhibit is almost ready for the terrapins to enter their new home!  As the rescued terrapins have grown, they’ve needed more and more space.  At around two years old, the terrapins are 95% fully grown and ready for their new habitat. […]

SoundWaters at Minds in Motion

This weekend, SoundWaters presented a workshop “Water Detectives” at the Westport Minds in Motion event at Bedford Middle School.   30 students from Trumbull, Westport, and even one Floridian learned how to test the water and how we can keep it clean.  In addition, we informed local families about the fun science and sailing opportunities […]

SoundWaters is hiring! Sailing Instructors for Summer 2017

SoundWaters is looking to hire sailing instructors for summer 2o17.  Join a fun, energetic staff of counselors and sailing instructors teaching campers how to sail and enjoy the water of Long Island Sound.  Visit our ad on Sail1design for more information.

Is your child heading to first grade this fall?

We call our incoming first grade campers ‘Sea Stars.’ The Sea Stars experience their first encounter with the amazing world of Long Island Sound: science adventures, animal explorations, swimming, boating, unique arts and crafts, water games, boogie boards, hunting for ocean treasures, new theme every week… endless fun every day.  Head to Soundwaters.org/camp to register your Sea […]

A beautiful fall day for outdoor science education…

The students of Scofield Magnet Middle school began their watershed study with SoundWaters this week. As they were getting ready to launch their canoes, they discovered a horseshoe crab crawling up to the shoreline of Holly Pond. The students examined it’s decorated back and determined that it must be a pretty old female for all […]