UMass Boston

K12 Experiences

The UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station links Nantucket to broad array of educators linking the University of Massachusetts faculty, staff and students to K12 school groups, nonprofit science centers and other universities around the world. The island’s vast expanses of protected open space provides educators with a wealth of research and educational opportunities. NFS also offers seminars, events and collaborations with visiting groups. 

NFS offers the following educational opportunities:

  • Field Trips by Arrangement
  • Science Mentoring and Internships
  • Visits to your Classroom

The UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station works throughout the year in conjunction with the Nantucket public and private schools and many island partners to provide meaningful hands-on educational experiences for the Nantucket community. We are available to work with students of all ages on specific themed classes such as Marine Biology, Oceanography, Chemistry, Paleontology, Geology, and Environmental Science. Classes can visit the field station.

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