Great Bay Discovery Center

The Great Bay Discovery Center hosts a variety of educational programs throughout the year, designed to teach visitors about the unique natural and cultural resources of the Great Bay Estuary. These include a school program for children in grades 1-5, and several public programs for adults and children. The Center and its boardwalk trail are accessible to individuals with physical limitations. Please notify us ahead of time to ensure that your scheduled program allows all of your students and chaperones to fully participate. Students can explore the amazing natural world of the Great Bay Estuary. Your class will delve "hands-first" into an interactive experience that will broaden their understanding of the natural and cultural history of the region. The Discovery Center offers a unique Great Bay environmental heritage program in September and October, which encompasses many of the NH Social Studies curriculum standards for 2nd through 5th grade. The Center also offers a range of opportunities for your class to discover the Bay's rich and diverse natural history during April through June. Visit the website for more information and to download educational materials.
Contact Info
Address: Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 89 Depot Rd., Greenland, NH. Rockingham County. Tel: 603-778-0015. Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 10AM-4PM. Website:

Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st - College.  Program Type: Day Trips, Self-guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Cost: Free.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue