Seaside Sustainability, Inc.
Community & Civic Organizations
Seaside Sustainability, inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that dedicated to creating sustainable oceans & communities by educating through action. Eric Magers is the executive director of Seaside, who taught for 20 years before he committed to running Seaside full time in 2017. Seaside has a small, dedicated, and streamlined staff with over 185 years of combined experience in STEM, outdoor ED and business fields. Seaside currently runs a Marine Citizen Science Program, purchases and engineers marine plastic mitigation technologies for the Gloucester harbor and for the country, launched National STEM Honor Society, created the Green Scholars Program, developed the “Reclaiming the Sea from Marine Debris” Curriculum, does environmental consulting for educational environments, and has created the Inspiration Gloucester & Drain SmART programs.
Seaside relies uniquely on its internship program to achieve its goals, which is accredited at 650 colleges and universities. Interns can get college or service credit, and can work locally at the Seaside office in Gloucester or remotely wherever they are located. Seaside has seen over 165 interns from all disciplines during its short tenure, and has up to 50 interns working at one time.