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Dive into the blue, while going green!



SML courses cover a wide range of topics including marine evolution, coastal habitat field research, marine mammal biology and shark conservation. Learn from leading experts who have extensive experience both in the specific field of study and at Shoals Marine Laboratory.


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High School

Earn your first college credits in SML's intensive marine science courses for high school students. Our Marine Environmental Science course and our Sharks, Skates and Rays course provide invaluable precollege experience for motivated high school students!



Shoals Semester

Spend the entire summer at SML in place of a regular fall or spring semester on campus. Enroll in at least four SML credit courses and accelerate your undergraduate program over the summer! You customize your own Shoals Semester to align with your interests for fulfill specific requirements for your major.



Undergraduate Financial Support

Shoals Marine Laboratory offers financial support and scholarships to all undergraduate students, and applying is easy! Scholarships are both need-based and merit-based. We also offer student staff positions to undergraduates who enroll in an SML course so that students can work at the lab and offset tuition costs.



Tuition & Fees

The cost of each individual course varied depending on the number of credits, length of the course, and the institution the student receives credit from (whether Cornell University or the University of New Hampshire). We provide a breakdown of per credit, per night, and other course fees on this page.

Undergraduate TUITION & FEES

High School Tuition & Fees


Marine Science Resources

This summer, SML created on-island science content for our academic courses and to share educational resources around the world! Select videos are available for request here for public and university use, with additional seminars and lectures available to the public on our YouTube page.

Marine Science Resources


Teaching at Shoals

Interested in teaching for Shoals? We are always looking for more educators! Review our course proposal process and guidelines.

Teaching at Shoals

Live Island Stats

Appledore Webcam

View a live feed of our island campus from the Radar Tower!

Sustainability Dashboard

Appledore's power grid, including solar, wind, generator, and battery status, has a live usage dashboard.

Tide Charts

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