UMass Boston

K-12 Experiences


NFS offers the following educational opportunities:

  • Field Trips by arrangement
  • Science internships program
  • Visits to your classroom


The UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station works throughout the year in conjunction with the Nantucket public and private schools, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and many of our other 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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 The field station links Nantucket to University of Massachusetts faculty and students, and to universities and nonprofit science centers around the world. The island’s vast expanses of protected open space provide professors, postdoctoral scientists, graduate and undergraduate students, and visiting scientists with a wealth of research and educational opportunities. NFS also offers students university courses, independent study, internships, and group visits.

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