Students touching sea creatures at water tank at Shoals Marine Lab

Marine Science Classes at Shoals Marine Lab

 UNH and Cornel have recently made the difficult decision to cancel in-person   summer youth programs due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns. Shoals Marine   Lab will be transitioning its high school courses to a virtual format similar to its 2020   offerings. Please note that dates are not yet finalized. The Shoals Marine Lab website   will update as soon as more information is available.


High school students who have completed Grades 10-12 can earn college credits in the Shoals Marine Lab (SML) intensive marine science courses.

SML is located on Appledore Island, Maine -- off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. The lab is a leader in marine science education, research, and outreach distinguished by our top-notch academic programming and innovative collaborations. SML provides invaluable pre-college experience for motivated high school students.

Expected 2021 Remote learning courses:

  • Marine Environmental Science
  • Introduction to the Biology of Sharks, Skates, and Rays

For more information and the SML website: Shoals Marine Laboratory

Travel Information

Marine Science Classes at Shoals Marine Lab

Summer 2021 courses will be delivered online.

Shoals Marine Lab is located on Appledore Island, one of nine islands in the Isles of Shoals archipelago, located 6 nautical miles off the coast of Seacoast New Hampshire and Maine:

Getting to Shoals