Every year, thousands of students and their teachers experience the ecology of a dynamic coastal system through The Marine Science Consortium's school programs.
MSC is ideally located on Virginia's Eastern Shore, between the powerful Atlantic Ocean and ecologically important Chesapeake Bay. The barrier islands of the Eastern Shore create a series of close-by habitats that are biologically diverse and geologically dynamic. These natural classrooms introduce students to a variety of concepts in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences.
Our partnerships with Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague Island National Seashore, and NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility offer exciting outdoor learning and field trip options.