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Ecosystems Center Seminar Series

September 13, 2016 by Beth Colt

Speck Auditorium

Ecosystems Center Seminar Series – “Local and global patterns of daytime leaf-level carbon exchange” – Mary Heskel

 

 

International Folk Dancing

September 7, 2016 by Beth Colt

Every Wednesday through September 7. Family friendly dances. $5 adults, children free

International Folk Dancing

August 31, 2016 by Julia Pearl

International Folk Dancing

Every Wednesday through September 7. Family friendly dances. $5 adults, children free

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.

The Pleats of Time

August 26, 2016 by Beth Colt

A music theater piece with Eugenie Kuffler – conception, composition, choreography, lighting design, interpretation and Janoah Bailin – juggling, movement and acting. Tickets $12. With words, music, movement and light The Pleats of Time tells 2 stories that were hidden away, enfolded into the past – the 1st, from mist enshrouded adolescence when love was so strong it burned; the 2nd, more recent, from within the sheets of a bed – a long poem during which a woman frees herself from the oppressive bonds of her lover. And between these stories a 3rd one, that of Kamil Guenatri, a performance artist whose shrunken body is confined to a wheel chair but whose creativity offers the energy to open the pleats of the unresolved past.

Oyster Talk and Tasting 2016

August 26, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Museum will hold its fifth annual Oyster Talk and Tasting on August 26, 2016. The event begins with a talk by local oyster growers Eric Matzen and Pete Chase. Eric and Pete are founding members of the Falmouth Shellfishermen’s Co-operative and have pioneered oyster aquaculture on the Falmouth shore of Buzzards Bay. They will discuss the benefits and challenges of growing oysters on the Cape and give a demonstration of how to successfully and safely open oysters. After the talk, attendees will have an opportunity to taste oysters from several different locales. The cost will be $30 for members and $40 for non-members.

Guided Walking Tour of Woods Hole

August 23, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Woods Hole Historical Museum
579 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543

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: 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.

New Balance Falmouth Road Race

August 21, 2016 by Beth Colt

Falmouth Road Race
155 Katharine Lee Bates Road
Falmouth, MA 02540

NEW BALANCE FALMOUTH ROAD RACE

The world class New Balance Falmouth Road Race celebrates its 44th running this year and the spirit which made the first Falmouth so special is still present today. More than 12,000 runners will gather in Woods Hole for the 2016 renewal, including many of the world’s elite, though the essence of the event remains a fun run. Back-of-the-pack joggers share the road with the best, forming a tapestry of colors from the start on Water Street to the finish at the beach in Falmouth Heights.    www.falmouthroadrace.com

Summer Book Sale

August 20, 2016 by Julia Pearl

All day @ Woods Hole Public Library

Come on down and pick a good read from an assortment of titles at our Annual Summer Book Sale!!

10 am- 5 pm

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.

Special Seminar – WHOI & Falmouth Stem Booster Sponsored

August 17, 2016 by Julia Pearl

WHOI
Redfield Auditorium 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543

“Functional Imaging of the Human Brain as a Window into the Mind” Nancy Kanwisher, MIT

Public lecture sponsored by the Falmouth STEM Boosters and the WHOI Information Office

Join Dr. Nancy Kanwisher, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT and Investigator at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, as she shares striking new understandings of the human brain. Some of these findings were presented in a recent New York Times article, “New Ways Into the Brain’s Music Room.”

Twenty-five years ago with the invention fMRI it became possible to image neural activity in the normal human brain.  Many regions have been shown to carry out highly specific mental functions, like the perception of faces, speech sounds, and music, and even very abstract mental functions like understanding a sentence or thinking about another person’s thoughts. Dr. Kanwisher will discuss some of the evidence for highly specialized brain regions, what  these findings imply and what they do not, and what is next. To see Kanwisher’s short talks on the brain, which require no scientific background, go to:

http://nancysbraintalks.mit.edu/

The event is free and open to the public. Students are welcome and encouraged! Donations made at the door will benefit the FalmouthSTEM Boosters, a local non-profit organization connecting Falmouth Public School teachers and students with science, technology, engineering and math resources and opportunities.  For more information on the lecture and the STEM Boosters, contactinfo@falmouthSTEMboosters.org or the WHOI Information Office at 508-289-2252.

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.

Guided walking tours of Woods Hole Inn

August 16, 2016 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole Historical Museum
579 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543

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

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.

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

The New Geostophic String Quartet

August 13, 2016 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole Public Library
581 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Listening at the Library, playing selections by Beethove, Dvorak, Part

Tickets $20 at Eight Cousins, Bank of Woods Hole, Woods Hole Public Library, online and at the door.

508-548-8961

www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org

Not Born in the USA: A Folk Music Benefit Honoring our New American Neighbors in Woods Hole

August 9, 2016 by Beth Colt

NOT BORN IN THE USA: A FOLK MUSIC BENEFIT HONORING OUR NEW AMERICAN NEIGHBORS

Please join us for this special benefit concert featuring New England favorite, Adam Ezra of the Adam Ezra Group. Adam will be playing an acoustic folk concert with his bandmate Corinna Smith on the fiddle. This is a unique opportunity to hear Adam’s music and storytelling in an intimate setting. This benefit concert was created to help raise awareness and funding for Mark Chester’s incredible new book project: THE BAY STATE: A MULTICULTURAL LANDSCAPE. This book features beautiful portraits of more than 300 naturalized U.S. citizens of the Commonwealth and proceeds will benefit The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA). You will also have the chance to meet a few of the people featured in the book. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Mark, and to learn more about this inspiring project and how you can obtain a signed copy of the book fresh off the press! www.adamezra.com www.markchesterphotography.com/multicultural-landscape www.miracoalition.org

Walking Tour Woods Hole

August 9, 2016 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole Historical Museum
579 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543

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: Breaking the Ice

August 9, 2016 by Beth Colt

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.

Breaking the Ice: Tracking the Effects of Climate Change in the Arctic

Lauren Kipp, Joint Program Student, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department
The Arctic is particularly susceptible to climate change, but little is known about how increased temperatures, diminishing sea ice, and the thawing of frozen land will affect the Arctic Ocean and its ecosystems. Last summer, researchers from all over the world traveled to the Arctic Ocean to measure ocean chemistry and gain a better understanding of this unique environment. Learn about how the Arctic is changing in response to a warming climate, how we can measure those changes, and what it’s like to conduct research at the top of the world.

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.

Music at the Festival 2016- Landfall Restaurant

August 3, 2016 by Beth Colt

Wednesday, August 3rd – The Uptown Horns Super Group ramps it up at 10:30 p.m. at The Landfall Restaurant, Luscombe Ave. Woods Hole

SCREEN & STAGE: John Altman – Composer, Arranger, Saxophonist and Conductor

August 3, 2016 by Beth Colt

Since starting his career at the age of 3 with Judy Garland, Emmy and BAFTA winning composer John Altman has enjoyed a multi faceted career as composer/arranger/saxophonist and conductor. Among his movie credits are Goldeneye, Titanic (for which he provided all the period music), Life of Brian (for which he arranged Always Look On The Bright Side of Life), Shall We Dance, Little Voice and most recently the BFI restoration of the 1928 silent classic Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars. He has written over 4,000 TV commercials worldwide and as a saxophonist has performed with Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Van Morrison and Amy Winehouse among others.

As an arranger he has been responsible for 19 platinum records including hit songs for Rod Stewart, George Michael, Tina Turner, Barry White, Diana Ross, Bjork and Van Morrison.

John Altman will screen the film Shooting Stars on Thursday, August 3rd at 7 p.m. at Lillie Auditorium, followed by a “Conversation with John Altman” hosted by David Gross.

On Creating a New Score for Shooting Stars by John Altman

 

 

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.

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