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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

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

Horseshoe Crab Survey Training

May 7, 2016 by Beth Colt

Learn how you can help Felix Neck gather information on breeding Horseshoe crabs on Island this spring. Training Sessions at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Please wear clothing appropriate to wear to edge of pond.
Registration is required. Please call the Sanctuary at 508-627-4850 for more information and to register for training or online at www.massaudubon.org/felixneck

The Nature of Mass Audubon’s Mid & Upper Cape Sanctuaries

April 9, 2016 by Beth Colt

The first lecture in a series of three by naturalists from Long Pasture, the base of Mass Audubon’s mid-Cape operations.

In this illustrated presentation, Ian Ives, sanctuary director, will talk about the variety of critical habitats in the mid and upper Cape sanctuaries, including barrier beaches, coastal plain ponds, salt marshes, cedar swamps and vernal pools.  Mr. Ives will explain what makes these habitats so special and highlight some of the rare plant and animal species within them.  He will also provide ways one can become more involved in conservation of these habitats through Mass Audubon.

This program is appropriate for teens and adults.  No registration necessary.

2nd lecture: “Salt Marsh Ecology” by Ian Ives on Saturday, May 14 at 2 PM
3rd lecture:  “Coastal Waterbirds – Summer Beach Goers” by Chris Walz on Saturday, June 11 at 2 PM

The Woods Hole Folk Music Society

April 3, 2016 by Beth Colt

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): April 3

Presents “Bluegrass Gospel Project” on Sunday, April 3. Airtight vocal harmonies, stirring repertoire and roots firmly planted in the bluegrass tradition combine to produce complex and inspiring music from this group of unparalleled musicians. The “Bluegrass Gospel Project” explores and expands the tradition of bluegrass gospel, from U2 to the Stanley Brothers, Sam Cooke to Steve Earle. Its six members bring classic talent and variety of experiences to the band. Front man Taylor Armerding (mandolin, vocals), is a very familiar face – he led Northern Lights, the progressive bluegrass group that delighted WHFMS audiences for decades. On New Year’s Eve 2001, Taylor joined Gene White, Jr. (fiddle), Paul Miller (vocals, guitar) and Steve Light (banjo, Dobro, guitar, vocals) for a one-off performance. Playing to a packed house, their onstage chemistry and the music’s broad appeal was powerful beyond anyone’s expectations. The group continued to perform, with Colby Crehan (lead vocalist) and Kirk Lord (upright bass) joining in 2007. They continue to sweep audiences off their feet with smooth, blissful vocal work, seminal musicianship, and a camaraderie that few bands exhibit. Please join us in welcoming Taylor back to Woods Hole, as we finish our 44th season on a high note! The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $15, with discounts for members, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available at 
www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or by calling (508) 540-0320.

– See more at: http://www.whoi.edu/calendar/month/04/2016#sthash.ecdhJqeB.dpuf

MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series 2015-16 Presents: ““This Verse Business: One-Man Show about Poet Robert Frost”

April 1, 2016 by Beth Colt

“This Verse Business: One-Man Show about Poet Robert Frost” (written by Andy Dolan) – Gordon Clapp, Emmy-winning actor

 

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.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.mbl.edu/falmouth-forum/?

MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series 2015-16 Presents: “How To Build a Heart: Lessons From Man and Nature”

March 4, 2016 by Beth Colt

03/04/16 “How To Build a Heart: Lessons From Man and Nature” – Duke Cameron, MD, Professor and Chief of Cardiac Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

 

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.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.mbl.edu/falmouth-forum/?

Science Before Supper Series

January 14, 2016 by Beth Colt

“Secrets Genomes Tell Us: G’s, T’s, A’s, and Seas”
Huntington Willard, Director and President, MBL

FREE Admission!

A series of talks by MBL scientists designed especially for non-scientists! Co-sponsored by the MBL Associates and the Falmouth Public Library

All talks are at 5:00 PM in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street, Falmouth

Bell Center Seminar Series Lecture

December 14, 2015 by Beth Colt

“The Evolution of Color and Structure in Birds: Insights from Sensory Ecology and Bioengineering”
Mary Caswell Stoddard, Harvard University
Speck Auditorium, 12:00 Noon

Ecosystems Center Seminar Lecture

December 8, 2015 by Beth Colt

“Evidence for Regime Shifts of the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf”
Michael Fogarty, NOAA NE Science Fisheries Center
Speck Auditorium, 12:15 PM

MBL Falmouth Forum Lecture Series 2015-16 Presents: “Brave Genius: Jacques Monod’s Adventure from the French Resistance to the Novel Prize”

December 4, 2015 by Beth Colt

“Brave Genius: Jacques Monod’s Adventure from the French Resistance to the Novel Prize” – Sean B. Carroll, award-winning scientist, writer, educator and executive producer

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.

For more information, please visit: http://www.mbl.edu/falmouth-forum/?

Ecosystems Center Seminar Lecture

December 1, 2015 by Beth Colt

Ecosystems Center Seminar Lecture – “Potential Consequences of Nitrogen Fixation in a Warming World: Predicting the Effect of Climate Change on Stream Ecosystems Using a Natural Geothermal Laboratory” – Jill Welter, St. Catherine University

Speck Auditorium, 12:15 PM

Fall Faculty Lecture Series: What’s the Story with Sargassum?

October 18, 2015 by Beth Colt

Fall Faculty Lecture Series, What’s the Story with Sargassum?

If you’ve vacationed in the Caribbean recently, you may have encountered a flood of golden brown Sargassum. The abundant seaweed’s economic impacts on tourism and fishing even prompted Trinidad to deem the situation a natural disaster.

But there’s far more to Sargassum than its tendency to pile up on beaches and tangle with boat propellers. In this illustrated lecture, three SEA Semester scientists will share surprising discoveries from sea about this biologically important ocean flora, including the diverse creatures that interact with it, from familiar sea turtles and flying fish to lesser-known camouflaged crabs.

Join us for a virtual research expedition to the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, where SEA Semester students and scientists on recent high seas sailing voyages have been using old-school techniques and cutting-edge technology to better understand where all this Sargassum is coming from—and its implications for marine environments.

About the Lecturers

Dr. Deb Goodwin is a SEA Semester Assistant Professor of Oceanography. She holds a PhD in oceanography from University of New Hampshire.

Dr. Jeff Schell is a SEA Semester Associate Professor of Oceanography and director of the Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean program. He holds a PhD in aquatic ecology from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Dr. Amy Siuda is a SEA Semester Associate Professor of Oceanography and director of the Marine Biodiversity & Conservation program. She holds a PhD in biological oceanography from University of Connecticut.

Free and Open to the Public

www.sea.edu 508-540-3954

JAMAICAN GRILL NIGHTS AT COONAMESSETT FARM

June 24, 2015 by Beth Colt

Feast on a fine Jamaican buffet of locally produced food, in the Cape Cod night air, while listening to the upbeat sounds of steel drum music by Vernon.  Explore the beautiful grounds of Coonamessett Farm complete with Alpacas and countless rows of delicious veggies.

Wednesday Evenings through September 16th

5 – 8 pm

 

 MENU
 Salads

CF Caesar
Jamaican Tossed
Spanish Town Style Potato
Millie’s Cucumber
Tropical Fruit
Watermelon
Rasta  Pasta
Jalapeno Cornbread
One Down Soup 
 

Entree’s
Curried Goat
Seasoned Rice and Peas
Callaloo 
Fried Plantains
Festival Dumplings
Corn on the Cob

Batata  Pudding

From-the-grill:  Jerk Chicken and Pork with fresh fruit salsa

Iced Tea and Damian’s Elixir!
 
Farm Members: Adults, $21.95
Non-Farm Members: Adults, $24.95
Children 4 to 9 yrs old: $12.95
Children 3 yrs old or less: Free
All prices are subject to a 7% Mass meal tax

Make it Ahead: Tips for Entertaining from Ina Garten

June 17, 2015 by Beth Colt

Magellan Culinary Series: Magellan sailed the world looking for spices.  We will surf the internet for a collection of recent cookbooks that will make you a better cook.  Demonstrations, tastings, and talk about spices (and where to get them) are the focus.  These classes are co-taught with Lisa Foley of Spice Merchants Cape Cod. More details to come, register early.

3 class series price: $98.00 – call to register for this series: 508-495-1878 x2

“Godspell” by the Woods Hole Theatre Company

June 11, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Theater Company will present the musical “Godspell” at the Woods Hole Community Hall

June 11-27, Thursday to Saturday, at 8:00 PM

Sunday June 21 at 2:00 PM

Reservations:  508-540-6525.

Under the Waves- WHOI Science in Local Waters

June 7, 2015 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers work in ocean basins all over the world. But what’s happening in our local waters? Come and meet scientists, engineers, and other WHOI staff  and see some of the equipment used to uncover the mysteries within our own regional waters.

  • SharkCam
  • Make your own jellyfish
  • Imaging Flow Cytobot
  • Whale buoy
  • Squid, river herring, oysters, offshore canyons
  • and more

 

Exhibits will be on the lawn behind the Redfield Building, 45 Water Street, and at the WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center, 15 School Street.

The Titans IV- Cape Symphony Orchestra

June 6, 2015 by Beth Colt

Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented Principals and some special guest artists we can’t wait for you to meet. Each concert in this four-part series brings you a different piece from three undisputable geniuses: Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. Playing the music of the Titans is like stepping inside a Rolex watch, a world of precision, intrigue and beauty.The repertoire we’ve chosen for this series is purposely eclectic. Some pieces were commissioned. Several had a muse in mind. Many were genuine works of inspiration. Each one shows another facet of the composers’ brilliance through different instrumental configurations. Each one exposes the talent and range of the Symphony musicians in a way you’ve never heard before. Each one has a story to tell. That’s why we’ve chosen the setting as carefully as the music. Intimate. So we can talk, share and really get to know the music – and each other – before, during and after the concert. Interesting pairings. Interesting people. All the ingredients for a very entertaining evening. Come play with us.

Beethoven Serenade for String Trio, op. 8
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
TBA, Viola
Bo Ericsson, Cello

Mozart Piano Trio in B-flat major
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
Bo Ericsson, Cello
Donald Enos, Piano

Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
TBA, Viola
Bo Ericsson, Cello
Donald Enos, Piano

Ticket Price – $35 General Admission

Held at –
Falmouth Academy
7 Highfield Drive
Falmouth, MA 02540

Science Journalist Angela Posada-Swafford on “The View from Antarctica”

June 6, 2015 by Beth Colt

Talk by Angela Posada-Swafford, science journalist and recipient of the 2014 Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences
“The View from Antarctica: Reporting on Climate Change from the White South”
This talk is part of the MBL Ecosystems Center 40th Anniversary Celebration – Free and open to the public
Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole

Author Discussion, “The Long Haul: The Future of New England Fisheries”

April 29, 2015 by Beth Colt

The Long Haul: A Special Event with Steve Junker & Brian Morris from WCAI Woods Hole

Join us on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:00-8:00PM for a special event with the Falmouth Public Library & WCAI, Cape & Islands Public Radio in Woods Hole , as we invite two co-authors of the highly anticipated book, “The Long Haul: The Future of New England Fisheries” to Falmouth. Steve Junker and Brian Morris, both members of the small team of Woods Hole journalists, will dive into stories and reports highlighted in their book, beginning in the storied fishing towns of Cape Cod and throughout Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, captivating their audience with research and insight gained regarding the state of our fisheries here today.

Copies of “The Long Haul: The Future of New England Fisheries” will be available for purchase and authors will be available to meet with audience members and provide signatures.

Registration is required. For more information and to register, please contact the Falmouth Public Library at (508) 457-2555, info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org, text “askfpl” to 66746, or visit the Reference Desk. Visit our Events Calendar on our website to discover more exciting programs. All programs are free of charge.

Lecture, “Encounters With New England’s Most Imperiled Wildlife”

April 2, 2015 by Beth Colt

Rhode Island-based science writer Todd McLeish has been writing about wildlife and environmental issues for more than 25 years.  In more than 100 magazine articles, he has highlighted numerous threatened species, profiled biologists and wildlife artists and described encounters with a wide variety of animals.  In this talk, he will introduce the remarkable lives of the rarest and most endangered wildlife in New England, from birds and beetles to whales and plants.  Join him on an entertaining first-person journey as he tracks basking sharks, collects biopsy samples from humpback whales, investigates the nesting burrows of elusive seabirds and observes the metamorphosis of rare dragonflies.  His talk is based on two books he has authored about imperiled species.  These will be available for purchase and signing following his presentation.

 

Seal and Seabird Watch

March 14, 2015 by Beth Colt

Join the Coalition for a heated boat tour to look for harbor seals and winter seabirds on Woods Hole. Begin at the Buzzards Bay Discovery Center, where guests will learn about harbor seals and their life in Buzzards Bay and beyond. Then board the M/V Richard Edwards to search for these playful mammals on the water. Binoculars provided.  Members $20, Non Members $30, Children under 12 $15.  Registration is required for all Bay Adventures.  To RSVP please contact the Buzzards Bay Coalition at 508-999-6363 ext. 219.

MBL Falmouth Forum: “The Economic Costs of Climate Change”

March 13, 2015 by Beth Colt

Scholars have wondered for centuries about the link between climate and economic development. In the context of climate change, understanding these linkages has become all the more urgent. This talk will review a rapidly expanding body of new research that sheds light on how, when, and where temperature and other climatic variables influence economic outcomes. This talk will also consider the implications of recent research findings for public policy.

Benjamin Jones is a Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Jones’s research considers obstacles to growth in developing countries, with recent work considering subjects such as national leadership, higher education, and climate change. He further studies the forces that drive technological progress in advanced economies, with recent work examining the relationship between age and creativity and the role of collaboration in innovation. His publications have appeared in leading academic journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Science, and have been profiled in media outlets such as CNN, the Economist, and the Freakonomics blog of the New York Times.

Sponsored by the MBL Associates, and generously supported this season by Sandy and David Bakalar, the event is free and open to the public.

An optional buffet dinner will precede Jones’ lecture at 6:00 PM at the MBL’s Swope Center, 5 North Street, Woods Hole. Tickets are $30 (meal includes salad, pasta or potatoes, two entrees, wine, dessert, tax and gratuity) and must be purchased in advance at Eight Cousins Bookstore, Main Street, Falmouth, or at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole. Dinner tickets are available until they sell out or until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 10. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at (508) 289-7423 or comm@mbl.edu.

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