For Immediate Release
August 8, 2018
Contact: Trinity Foreman
Setse tells Seaside Stories by the Nantucket Seashore (Try Saying that Three Times Fast) Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association Intern to Tell Seaside Stories at the MMA Aquarium
Nantucket, MA – Grab a beach chair and bring your little ones to hear ocean-based stories on the harbor front by the Maria Mitchell Association Aquarium
“Seaside Stories” are included in admission to the MMA Aquarium and other MMA properties. Simply visit the Maria Mitchell Aquarium at 28 Washington Street during story time, purchase a property pass or present your membership card, and head back to the beach to participate. A blanket will be provided to sit on, but participants can bring beach chairs or their own towels or blankets. Stories may focus on anything from scallops to hermit crabs to shore shrimp.
Despite its small size, the MMA Aquarium has over sixty species and has a variety of educational opportunities for visitors to learn about Nantucket’s ecosystems, the biodiversity of Nantucket’s waters, animal interaction, invasive species, and ocean-related conservation efforts. The Aquarium is led by a team of MMA interns and volunteers, and houses a variety of animals found of the shores of Nantucket, including a rare orange lobster named Clementine. The Aquarium is committed to providing an educational experience for visitors, as well as a high quality of life for its inhabitants.
The Maria Mitchell Association is a private non-profit organization. Founded in 1902, the MMA works to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator, Maria Mitchell. The Maria Mitchell Association operates two observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, a newly opened research center, and preserves the historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell. A wide variety of science and history-related programming is offered throughout the year for people of all ages. This year celebrates Mitchell’s 200th birthday with special lectures, events, classes, and exhibits all year-long, culminating in the Maria Mitchell Women in Science Symposium in October 2018 in Boston.