SoundWaters semester long projects dive deep into research protocol and data analysis over multiple sessions. Students will experience life as a research scientist and conduct experiments focusing on local shellfish, aquatic plants and water quality. Each project includes classroom, on-water and laboratory sessions which build upon one another increasing environmental knowledge and scientific skills. These sessions build on in-depth environmental, habitat, historical and economical skills as students investigate a local issue that they are concerned about and want to investigate. Whether navigating LIS aboard our research vessel (R/V), collecting samples from our dock or measuring and analyzing water quality levels in our lab, there is a SoundWaters research project for you. Don’t miss out on an incredible opportunity to get outdoors, learn and have fun.
Join the SoundWaters Education team for an investigation of local oysters from Long Island Sound. This hands-on, inquiry based program is a great way to explore all the amazing happenings at the bottom of the Sound. During a customized program, students discover the impact of oysters on water quality, the local economy and the ecosystem while learning about the scientific method, research skills and data analysis.
The Oyster research program takes place in your classroom, SoundWaters laboratory and from our dock in Stamford Harbor.
Measure the impact of this amazing aquatic plant. Kelp is prized for its nutritional value and health benefits when consumed by people and on water quality. The benefits of kelp in Long Island Sound are being discovered and SoundWaters has opportunities for you to join in the investigation. SoundWaters is measuring kelps impact on water quality and coastal habitats.
Kelp seed is growing in the SoundWaters kelp nursery and the lines will be set this winter.
Aboard the SoundWaters research vessel, students collect and analyze surface samples to measure the amount of plankton in Long Island Sound.