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Cape Cod Scallop Fest 2016

September 23, 2016 by Beth Colt

3 fun filled days!

Famous Fried Scallop & Chicken Dinners

Food Court – Beer & Wine Garden, Chowder, Lobster Rolls, Raw Bar, Hotdogs, Burgers, Salads, Wraps, Fried

Science made Public: Understanding the Secret life of Sharks

August 30, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Ocean Science Exhibit Center
15 School Street
Woods Hole, MA 02540

SCIENCE MADE PUBLIC – During July and August, WHOI’s Ocean Science Exhibit Center and Information Office at WHOI sponsor a series of public talks by WHOI scientists and engineers designed for a lay audience. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Understanding the Secret Lives of Sharks
Camrin Braun, Joint Program Student, Biology Department

All the information that scientists understand about the iconic great white
shark comprise only a few short sentences. We have no generalizable knowledge
about what they eat or their feeding behaviors, no knowledge of where they go
to mate or to breed, and absolutely no answers to “why” they do almost
anything. For all other shark species, we know even less. Learn how researchers
are using cutting-edge, satellite-based tags on sharks in our back yard on Cape
Cod to answer some of these basic questions about sharks.

Lobsters on the Lawn @ St. Barnabas

August 29, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Saint Barnabas Memorial Church
91 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

July & August, Mondays

LOBSTERS ON THE LAWN AT ST. BARNABAS  

This popular event is held every Monday night during July and August from 5-7 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on the Green in Falmouth.  Lobster rolls, chips and pie on the big lawn across from the Falmouth Village Green. www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org

Science Made Public: How to Sink a Boat

August 23, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Ocean Science Exhibit Center
15 School Street
Woods Hole, MA 02540

SCIENCE MADE PUBLIC – During July and August, WHOI’s Ocean Science Exhibit Center and Information Office at WHOI sponsor a series of public talks by WHOI scientists and engineers designed for a lay audience. Everyone is welcome to attend.

How to Sink a Boat: The Ocean Engineering BehindAlvinand Other Deep-sea Manned Vehicles
Bruce Strickrott, AlvinManager, Operational Scientific Services

Alvin and other
deep-sea manned submersibles are complex machines with high-tech systems. But
the principles of diving a deep-submergence vehicle are based on the
fundamentals of physics, hydrodynamics, and engineering. This presentation
includes a brief history of submarine systems (1600s through 1900s) and lessons
on the basic concepts that take Alvin
and other deep-sea manned vehicles safely to and from the seafloor.

August 19, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Lecture given by Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins University; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2009) All lectures are free and open to the public

 

The MBL offers weekday tours late June through the end of August. Learn more about the Marine Biological Laboratory by visiting the newly renovated Pierce Exhibit Center at 100 Water Street in Woods Hole. New exhibits tell the story of the MBL and its impact on life sciences. Live animals, stunning underwater video footage, a hands-on microscope, and an interactive squid are all part of the visitor experience.We invite you to explore the Pierce Exhibit Center and learn more about the natural world around you. The Pierce Exhibit Center is designed for all ages. The Exhibit Center is open May – October.May: 11 AM-4 PM (Mon., Weds., Fri.); June: 11 AM-4 PM (Mon., Weds., Fri., Sat.); July-August: 10 AM-4:30 PM (Mon.-Sat.); September: 11 AM – 4 PM (Mon., Weds., Fri., Sat.); October: 11 AM – 3 PM (Mon., Weds., Fri. through Columbus Day). The Marine Biological Laboratory is an international center for research, education, and training in biology, biomedicine, and ecology.

Science made Public

August 16, 2016 by Beth Colt

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:00 PM

Ocean Science Exhibit Center
15 School Street
Woods Hole, MA 02540

SCIENCE MADE PUBLIC – During July and August, WHOI’s Ocean Science Exhibit Center and Information Office at WHOI sponsor a series of public talks by WHOI scientists and engineers designed for a lay audience. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Living on the Edge: A Bio-physical Cruise on the R/VNeil Armstrong to the New England Continental Shelf Break
Gareth Lawson, Associate Scientist, Biology Department

At the edge of the continental shelf, the water depth drops off abruptly from a
few hundred feet to more than a mile deep. This is a highly dynamic area,
influenced by a variety of currents and processes, and is also home to a
multitude of marine organisms, from plankton to commercial fish to whales. Come
learn about a recent cruise on the research vesselNeil Armstrong to the New England shelf
break, where an interdisciplinary team of WHOI scientists and students deployed
a sophisticated suite of instruments and nets to understand how ocean physical
processes affects the marine ecosystem.

Lobsters on the Lawn at St. Barnabas

August 15, 2016 by Beth Colt

Saint Barnabas Memorial Church
91 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

July & August, Mondays

LOBSTERS ON THE LAWN AT ST. BARNABAS  

This popular event is held every Monday night during July and August from 5-7 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on the Green in Falmouth.  Lobster rolls, chips and pie on the big lawn across from the Falmouth Village Green. www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org

Davids Old Silver Swim

August 13, 2016 by Beth Colt

Sea Crest Beach Hotel
350 Quaker Road
North Falmouth, MA 02556

Event:  Davids Old Silver Swim

What: 6th Annual open ocean fun swim along the beautiful shoreline of Old Silver Beach, in North Falmouth, Cape Cod

Why: To raise money for Compassionate Care ALS in honor of David Garber, and others living with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Where: The Seacrest Beach Hotel, 350 Quaker Rd., North Falmouth, MA, 02556

When: Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 9:30 AM

6th Annual open ocean fun swim along the beautiful shoreline of Old Silver Beach, in North Falmouth, Cape Cod to raise money for Compassionate Care ALS in honor of David Garber, and others living with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). This has been an incredibly fun and festive family event for swimmers of all ages and levels.  It includes a silent auction and refreshments followed by a 1/2 or mile swim parallel to the shoreline.  Great spectator event as well. Everyone is welcome. Fun prizes will be awarded and official timing provided by Racewire. $35 advanced registration. $45 day of event.

Sign up at:    http://davidsoldsilverswim.com/

Music at the Festival – Captain Kidd

August 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

Saturday, August 6th – Bittersweet brings it on home at 11 p.m. at the Captain Kidd Restaurant, 77 Water Street, Woods Hole

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.

Woods Hole Film Festival 2016

July 30, 2016 by Beth Colt

Festival 2016

Welcome to the Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest Festival on Cape Cod and the Islands, now celebrating our 25th year, from Saturday, July 30th through Saturday, August 6th, 2016.   The Woods Hole Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best independent film from emerging filmmakers.  Each summer over 8 days, the Festival will present over 100 films from around the world in the quaint village of Woods Hole.  Filmmakers and patrons alike come to Woods Hole from around the world to see great films, meet interesting filmmakers, support our sponsors and bask in the best of summertime on Cape Cod. Click here to see photos of the 24th Woods Hole Film Festival.

Support the Festival by becoming a Member or by purchasing a hat or t-shirt. Member discounts apply to the Festival and Year Round Screenings. Click here for more information about our Membership program. For more information about Festival merchandise contact us at info@woodsholefilmfestival.org

Festival passes and ticket packages will go on sale shortly. Pass and ticket package holders will be able to select tickets before they go on sale to the general public.

The Festival program guide will be posted mid-June and individual tickets go on sale June 30th.

Lobsters on the Lawn @ St.Barnabas

July 25, 2016 by Beth Colt

This popular event is held every Monday night during July and August from 5-7 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on the Green in Falmouth.  Lobster rolls, chips and pie on the big lawn across from the Falmouth Village Green.  www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org

Guided Walking Tours of Woods Hole

July 19, 2016 by Beth Colt

Take a guided walking tour of Woods Hole Tuesdays in July & August, or take a self-guided tour using a guidebook available for purchase in our Museum Shop.  Virtual tours are also available on our website.

www.woodsholemuseum.org

508-548-7270

Science made public – The power of waves at Martha’s Vineyard

July 19, 2016 by Beth Colt

During July and August, WHOI’s Ocean Science Exhibit Center and Information Office at WHOI sponsor a series of public talks by WHOI scientists and engineers designed for a lay audience. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Power of Waves at Martha’s Vineyard

Anna Wargula, Joint Program Student, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
Department

Norton Point, the southern barrier beach of Martha’s Vineyard, is one of the most dynamic coasts in Massachusetts. In April 2007, an inlet breached during the Patriot’s Day storm, exposing Katama Bay to tides and waves from the Atlantic Ocean. In August 2011, Hurricane Irene struck Martha’s Vineyard with 18-foot waves and 40-mile-per-hour winds and stopped the normally two-knot tidal flows out of the bay. Learn how WHOI scientists make measurements in breaking waves and strong currents and what these measurements tell us about ocean waves’ impacts on tidal flows in inlets and bays.

Lobsters on the Lawn at St. Barnabas

July 11, 2016 by Beth Colt

This popular event is held every Monday night during July and August from 5-7 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on the Green in Falmouth.  Lobster rolls, chips and pie on the big lawn across from the Falmouth Village Green.  www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org

Lobsters on the Lawn @ St.Barnabas

July 4, 2016 by Beth Colt

This popular event is held every Monday night during July and August from 5-7 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on the Green in Falmouth.  Lobster rolls, chips and pie on the big lawn across from the Falmouth Village Green.  www.stbarnabasfalmouth.org

The Village Market, Woods Hole

June 25, 2016 by Beth Colt

Creative arts and fresh local produce in the heart of Woods Hole village every weekend from June through October.

Woods Hole has all the feel of a Cape Cod fishing village, and is still home port to a commercial fleet.  It is full of world-renowned scientific institutions such as the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

It is at the end of the Shining Sea Bicycle Path and is the way to Martha’s Vineyard.  With lots of fine dining as well, Woods Hole is visited by many during the summer.

If you are here on a weekend we hope you will drop in to the Market, located in the Old Fire Station Building next to the Community Hall on Water Street.

And, if it’s a bright day, you might be greeted by a pirate captain at his table of treasures from the deep, as you cross the bridge !

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.

WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center

June 20, 2016 by Beth Colt

Welcome to the Ocean Science Exhibit Center at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Visitors to the Ocean Science Exhibit Center will learn about the Institution’s ocean science research and the vessels and tools developed by WHOI engineers and scientists for use in that research. Visitors will also find WHOI merchandise in the Gift Shop located in the Ocean Science Exhibit Center.

Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, the center is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

The Irvin Isenberg Lectureship- From Woods Hole and back: how an ordinary scientist navigated scientific mazes”

June 20, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Irvin Isenberg Lectureship – “From Woods Hole and back: how an ordinary scientist navigated scientific mazes” Wenying Shou, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The Village Market, Woods Hole

June 18, 2016 by Beth Colt

Creative arts and fresh local produce in the heart of Woods Hole village every weekend from June through October.

Woods Hole has all the feel of a Cape Cod fishing village, and is still home port to a commercial fleet.  It is full of world-renowned scientific institutions such as the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

It is at the end of the Shining Sea Bicycle Path and is the way to Martha’s Vineyard.  With lots of fine dining as well, Woods Hole is visited by many during the summer.

If you are here on a weekend we hope you will drop in to the Market, located in the Old Fire Station Building next to the Community Hall on Water Street.

And, if it’s a bright day, you might be greeted by a pirate captain at his table of treasures from the deep, as you cross the bridge !

The village market, Woods Hole

June 11, 2016 by Beth Colt

Creative arts and fresh local produce in the heart of Woods Hole village every weekend from June through October.

Woods Hole has all the feel of a Cape Cod fishing village, and is still home port to a commercial fleet.  It is full of world-renowned scientific institutions such as the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

It is at the end of the Shining Sea Bicycle Path and is the way to Martha’s Vineyard.  With lots of fine dining as well, Woods Hole is visited by many during the summer.

If you are here on a weekend we hope you will drop in to the Market, located in the Old Fire Station Building next to the Community Hall on Water Street.

And, if it’s a bright day, you might be greeted by a pirate captain at his table of treasures from the deep, as you cross the bridge !

Around the Sound Sunset Cruise

June 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

Getting ready for summer? Need a break before the hectic rush on the Cape?

Join us for a relaxing evening onMonday, June 6 as we take in the view of breathtaking sights around Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands. (The exact route will be dependent on the weather and tides.) Complimentary appetizers and light fare will be provided by Atria Woodbriar, and the evening will also include a cash bar and fabulous raffle!

The boat will leave promptly at 5:30 PM from the Island Queen dock, located at 75 Falmouth Heights Road. Please arrive by 5:00 and carpool if possible, as free dockside parking is limited. Dress is casual, but a windbreaker and/or sweater and rubber-soled shoes are recommended. The boat will return to dock at 7:30.

Tickets are $25 ($10 tax-deductible) and proceeds will benefit Falmouth Museums on the Green community programming. To register, visit ourwebsite or call 508-548-4857 ext. 11.

WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center

June 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

 

Welcome to the Ocean Science Exhibit Center at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Visitors to the Ocean Science Exhibit Center will learn about the Institution’s ocean science research and the vessels and tools developed by WHOI engineers and scientists for use in that research. Visitors will also find WHOI merchandise in the Gift Shop located in the Ocean Science Exhibit Center.

Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, the center is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

The Village Market, Woods Hole

June 4, 2016 by Beth Colt

Creative arts and fresh local produce in the heart of Woods Hole village every weekend from June through October.

Woods Hole has all the feel of a Cape Cod fishing village, and is still home port to a commercial fleet.  It is full of world-renowned scientific institutions such as the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

It is at the end of the Shining Sea Bicycle Path and is the way to Martha’s Vineyard.  With lots of fine dining as well, Woods Hole is visited by many during the summer.

If you are here on a weekend we hope you will drop in to the Market, located in the Old Fire Station Building next to the Community Hall on Water Street.

And, if it’s a bright day, you might be greeted by a pirate captain at his table of treasures from the deep, as you cross the bridge !

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