Dive into Science

Children learn about taking care of ocean life with the help of some stuffed animals at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye.

RYE — Dive into Science, a program of STEM activities at the Seacoast Science Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

Admission will be free for all active duty and veteran families at the center, which is located within Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Blvd.

Activities will center on topics including marine mammal rescue, echolocation, SCUBA diving and care of aquarium animals.

At 10 a.m. and noon, visitors can join a history walk to learn about Odiorne’s military years, when Fort Dearborn was built to protect Portsmouth Harbor during World War II.

In addition, budding scientists can learn about the anatomy and physiology of squid as they perform a hands-on dissection during sessions held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fee is $5 per person; advance registration is required.

After the Dive into Science activities, Piper Bartlett-Browne shares a first-hand account of her four-week PolarTREC Expedition aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy to study the biodiversity of organisms on the Arctic sea floor. Her presentation, titled “What’s Under the Boat? A Teacher’s Exploration of the Arctic and How it has Connected Students with Scientists,” is at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, visit seacoastsciencecenter.org.