Summer on Nantucket

Seals on the beach of Nantucket

Head to Nantucket for a couple of weeks and earn some credits towards your degree or certificate program at University of Massachusetts Boston. We have some new offerings as well as some old favorites. Come study in one of the world’s most unique and beautiful environments this summer.

Changing Coastal Environments

July 9–July 22, 2017
This 14-day island residency offers students interested in marine science, coastal geology, climate change, erosion, storms, and more.
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Coastal Ecology

Aug 6 - 19, 2017
Investigations of the natural history and community dynamics of salt marshes, sea grass beds, mudflats, and beaches.
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The Whaling Women of Nantucket

June 4 - June 17, 2017
This course will introduce the lives and the worlds of women living on Nantucket since the beginning of whaling in the seventeenth century.
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GIT: Data Collection and Field Methods

July 31 - August 19, 2017

As part of EEOS 406 course work, students located and mapped distributions of an invasive plant, Spotted knapweed, on Nantucket for the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.
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Marine and Coastal Ecological Research

July 23 - August 5, 2017
Supervised research on the adaptations and interactions of organisms of the beaches, salt marshes, sand dunes, and embayments of Nantucket.
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Marine Mammal Biology

June 18 - July 1, 2017
Topics include adaptations to marine environments, effects of human exploitation, case studies of population recovery, and multispecies interactions.
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More About Nantucket

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Nantucket Field Station