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.

Biology on Nantucket

Coastal Ecology
August 12 - 25, 2018

Investigations of the natural history and community dynamics of salt marshes, sea grass beds, mudflats, and beaches.
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Marine and Coastal Ecological Research
July 15 - 28, 2018

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 17 - 30, 2018

Topics include adaptations to marine environments, effects of human exploitation, case studies of population recovery, and multispecies interactions.
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Environmental Studies on Nantucket

Spiders of Nantucket
July 29 - August 11, 2018

This course is designed for both college students and for community members with an interest in the wonderful world of spiders.
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History on Nantucket

The Whaling Women of Nantucket
June 3 - June 16, 2018

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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More About Nantucket

Learn more about our Field Station, the island itself, and other resources:
Nantucket Field Station