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A group of seals are laying hauled out on a light sandy beach with a dune behind and water in front of them.

Field Trips: Pinnipeds of Nantucket

Field Trips:Pinnipeds of Nantucket (ENVSCI 203)

Schedule: this course will run during summer session II, starting Sunday August 6th through Saturday August 12th, 2022. The deadline for applications is June 1st, 2023.

This course is designed for college students and for community members with an interest in the wonderful world of Pinnipeds. 

Visit sites around Nantucket gray seal specialist Dr. Stephanie Wood to observe and learn about marine mammal habitats and field studies in New England. 

1 Credit

Instructor: Dr Stephanie Wood 

*Course Fee with Housing: $1,190.00 (includes housing, fees and tuition)

*Course Fee without Housing: $1,010.00 (includes fees and tuition only not housing) 

Bunkhouse housing provides two bathrooms and two bedrooms of bunk beds, shared full kitchen, dining room, and conference/lounge space.
*Please note: the fee for this course covers instruction and housing on Nantucket. It does not cover meals, text book or transportation to and from Nantucket.

Click here to fill out an application to apply for this course.

Click here to find out about and apply for the Battle Nantucket Scholarship.

Click here to find out about and apply for the Beacon Success Fellowship. 


For more information

If you have questions contact the instructor of the course Stephanie Wood or Elizabeth Boyle, Director of Academic Achievement Services Center (AASC) for the School for the Environment:

Stephanie Wood email:

Elizabeth Boyle  email: