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Falmouth Forum Lecture Series

February 24, 2017 by Beth Colt

“Climate Impacts in the Circumpolar Region: An Archaeological Perspective on the Present” – William Fitzhugh, Director, Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution and Visiting Professor, Dartmouth College

Falmouth Forum Series

February 3, 2017 by Beth Colt

“Defining the Diva: From Maria Callas to Adele” – F. Paul Driscoll, editor-in-chief, Opera News

 

 

MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series 2016-17

January 6, 2017 by Beth Colt

A series of lectures, performances, and presentations brought to you by the MBL Associates.

Lillie Auditorium, 7:30 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public.

View recordings of some of our recent Forums: http://videocenter.mbl.edu/videos/channel/9/

An optional buffet dinner precedes each lecture at 6:00 pm at the MBL’s Swope Center. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole, or at Eight Cousins Bookstore, Main Street, Falmouth. Dinner tickets are available until they sell out or until 5 PM on the Tuesday prior to the event. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at (508) 289-7423 or comm@mbl.edu

Date:
Speaker:

10/28/16

“Fresnel’s Brilliant Idea: Triumph and Contention in the History of Lighthouse Optics”
Theresa Levitt, Associate Professor of History, University of Mississippi

11/11/16

“Hearing King David: Listening for Lost Voices in Historical Fiction”
Geraldine Brooks, author of five historical novels, 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

2/3/17

Title TBD
F. Paul Driscoll, editor of Opera News

Ecosystems Center Seminar Series

December 13, 2016 by Beth Colt

“The role of Ethiopian orthodox church forests in preserving stream ecosystem function in an agricultural landscape” – Denise Bruesewitz, Colby College

Ecosystems Center Seminar Series

December 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

“Reassessing nutrient limitation and microbial community dynamics in acidic eastern hardwood forests” – Kurt Smemo, Skidmore College

Ecosystems Center Seminar Series

November 29, 2016 by Beth Colt

“Exploring the bowhead whale feeding hotspot near Barrow, AK” – Carin Asjian, WHOI

SES Science Journalism Guest Lecture

November 18, 2016 by Beth Colt

Jim Metzner, Pulse of the Planet and NPR, “Journeys in Sound”

From Fez in Morocco to Austrailia, this lecture will take you on an adventure.

This lecture is produced by Semester in Environmental Science Program and MBL.

Ecosystems Center Seminar Series

November 15, 2016 by Beth Colt

“Distribution of functional traits in the Melastomatacaeae along an elevational gradient in Costa Rica” – Ned Fletcher, Wilkes University

MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series 2016-2017

November 11, 2016 by Beth Colt

A series of lectures, performances, and presentations brought to you by the MBL Associates.

Lillie Auditorium, 7:30 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public.

View recordings of some of our recent Forums: http://videocenter.mbl.edu/videos/channel/9/

An optional buffet dinner precedes each lecture at 6:00 pm at the MBL’s Swope Center. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole, or at Eight Cousins Bookstore, Main Street, Falmouth. Dinner tickets are available until they sell out or until 5 PM on the Tuesday prior to the event. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at (508) 289-7423 or comm@mbl.edu

Date:
Speaker:

10/28/16

“Fresnel’s Brilliant Idea: Triumph and Contention in the History of Lighthouse Optics”
Theresa Levitt, Associate Professor of History, University of Mississippi

11/11/16

“Hearing King David: Listening for Lost Voices in Historical Fiction”
Geraldine Brooks, author of five historical novels, 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

2/3/17

Title TBD
F. Paul Driscoll, editor of Opera News

Ecosystems Center Seminar Series

November 8, 2016 by Beth Colt

“Monitoring phenology and inter-annual variation of four Alaska tundra communities using the Mobile Instrumented Sensor Platform (MISP) system” – Jeremy May, Florida International University

Ecosystems Center Seminar Series

November 1, 2016 by Beth Colt

“Small, shallow ponds addect salt marsh ecosystem functioning” – Amanda Spivak, WHOI

MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series 2016-17

October 28, 2016 by Beth Colt

A series of lectures, performances, and presentations brought to you by the MBL Associates.

Lillie Auditorium, 7:30 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public.

View recordings of some of our recent Forums: http://videocenter.mbl.edu/videos/channel/9/

An optional buffet dinner precedes each lecture at 6:00 pm at the MBL’s Swope Center. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole, or at Eight Cousins Bookstore, Main Street, Falmouth. Dinner tickets are available until they sell out or until 5 PM on the Tuesday prior to the event. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at (508) 289-7423 or comm@mbl.edu

Date:
Speaker:

10/28/16

“Fresnel’s Brilliant Idea: Triumph and Contention in the History of Lighthouse Optics”
Theresa Levitt, Associate Professor of History, University of Mississippi

11/11/16

“Hearing King David: Listening for Lost Voices in Historical Fiction”
Geraldine Brooks, author of five historical novels, 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

2/3/17

Title TBD
F. Paul Driscoll, editor of Opera News

MBL Club: Folk Singing

August 16, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Join Jeremy Korr & Friends for the return of this MBL tradition and Woods Hole favorite! Every Tuesday throughout the summer season. MBL Club Members, free; Guests, $5; Children 10 and under free.

Slow Flow Yoga

August 16, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Join Carmina Mock for another season of Slow Flow Yoga.Session (minimum 5 class), $10/class; Drop in, $12/class

Woods Hole Science Stroll

August 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

August 6, 2016 • 11am – 3pm

Water Street, Woods Hole

A FREE public event

  1. Woods Hole Science Aquarium

Marine animals, touch tanks, harbor seals in an outdoor pool.

  1. NOAA Dock

NOAA Fisheries
Displays related to research on whales, sea turtles and other protected marine species, fish, water chemistry and plankton, and tracking ocean currents. Learn how to identify whales; identify sea turtles; step inside a life-size (43-foot) inflatable humpback whale (weather permitting).

US Coast Guard (USCG)
Tour the USCG 45-foot response boat;* see a shipboard damage control demonstration and techniques to control flooding; watch a search and rescue demonstration with a USCG helicopter and rescue swimmer. Time of demonstration will be communicated on the day of event. *Availability of activities is subject to change based on USCG operations.

US Geological Survey
See the SeaBoss vehicle, which collects seabed images and sediment samples in coastal regions, and participate in interactive demonstrations of underwater video capabilities by the SeaBoss.

  1. Waterfront Park

Buzzards Bay Coalition
Learn all about the 10th annual Watershed Ride to help save Buzzards Bay. Get details, ask questions and sign-up for this fall tradition.

Sea Education Association/SEA Semester
From Plastics to Plankton! Conduct simple experiments to better understand plastic pollution in the ocean, a serious problem that affects birds, fish, and ocean mammals; use a microscope to get up-close and personal with the ocean’s wanderers: plankton!

US Geological Survey
Meet the authors of a new book on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Check out the interactive displays on shoreline change, 3-D sea-floor mapping, and predicting hurricanes. Try your hand at a demo about how scientists sample gas from the Earth.

Woods Hole Historical Museum
Check out reprints of historical photographs and publications about the long history of science in Woods Hole. Kids will enjoy a number of games including a “fishing game” with cod of various sizes in a bucket.

Woods Hole Research Center
Learn about Climate research conducted around the world by the Woods Hole Research Center. Measure the amount of CO2 absorbed by plants, using a CO2 Analyzer.

WCAI – the Cape, Coast, and Islands NPR Station
Play “Guess That Sound,” a children’s activity involving ocean life and ocean environment sounds. Meet the host of “Living Lab,” Heather Goldstone.

  1. Marine Biological Laboratory Pierce Visitor Center and Gift Shop

Colorful exhibits tell the story of the MBL and its impact on life sciences.

  1. Marine Biological Laboratory Marine Resources Center

Tour the facilities and see live animals in the touch tanks. Space is limited; sign up on-site.

  1. Zephyr Education Foundation

See the effects of sea level rise, storm surge waves, and tsunamis as you model coastal processes using “augmented reality sandboxes.” The activities are suitable for ages 9 and up. Younger children benefit from adult supervision.

  1. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Dock

NOAA Ship Bigelow
Reserve a space for your tour* of the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow. Learn about the research conducted aboard the ship and see what it’s like to live onboard. *Reservations required. Visitors to the ship must have a valid photo ID. Tours require the ability to climb several flights of stairs. Please wear sensible shoes; no backpacks, no strollers. For free ticket visit http://woodsholesciencestroll.org/

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution displays
Get up close with some working oceanographic instruments and research vehicles used in oceans around the world. Check out Splash Lab science demos and make your own Science Stroll souvenirs at the kids activities table.

  1. WHOI Redfield Auditorium

Come see a kid-friendly film for free at 2 pm sponsored by the Woods Hole
Film Festival
.

  1. Buzzards Bay Coalition Discovery Center

Explore a marine touch tank full of animals from Buzzards Bay and hands-on family friendly activities.

  1. WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center

Videos, displays, and exhibits include marine mammals, Titanic, hydrothermal vents, polar research and many more.

MBL Friday Evening Lecture

July 15, 2016 by Beth Colt

“Bacteria as Master Regulators and Aphrodisiacs” Nicole King, University of California, Berkeley; Howard Hughes Medical Institute

MBL Friday Evening Lecture

July 7, 2016 by Beth Colt

“Digging for Genes that Affect Behavior” Hopi E. Hoekstra, Harvard University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Friday Evening Lecture Series: “Fishing for the Secrets of Stickleback and Human Evolution” David M. Kingsley, Stanford University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute

June 24, 2016 by Beth Colt

Lecture Abstract:

How do new traits evolve in nature? Can we find particular genes and mutations that underlie dramatic differences in colors, or skeletal structures, or the nervous system in wild species? Are evolutionary mechanisms predictable, or are there many different ways of evolving new traits? For many years the answers to such questions were largely unknown. However, in recent years, new methods have begun to reveal the detailed genetic and genomic basis of evolutionary change in natural species. Dr. Kingsley will describe the insights that have come from his pioneering genetic and genomic studies of very young fish species that adapted to many new environments around the world. He will also illustrate how the lessons learned from this system can now be applied to many other organisms, including studies of modern human variation, and the search for key mutations that have contributed to the unique traits and capabilities that have evolved in the human lineage.

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