Events & Happenings

Week of March 26, 2017
Mon Mar 27

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Mar 28

Polar Ice Sheet Variability over the Last 8 Myr from Cosmogenic Nuclides in Marine Sediment

1:30 PM • Clark 507
Jeremy Shakun, Boston College

Sponsor: MC&G Department

There will be no Geodynamics seminar today

1:30 PM

Momentum Transfer in the Arctic Marginal Ice Zone

3:05 PM • Clark 507
Sylvia Cole, WHOI

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Mar 29

Treading Lightly in the Deep-Sea: Targeted Technologies to Reduce Light and Noise from Exploration Platforms

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Brennan Phillips, Harvard University

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Mar 30

There will be no Biology Department seminar today

12:00 PM

Fri Mar 31

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “American Comandante” on Friday, September 15, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. When William Morgan was executed outside a Havana prison on March 11, 1961, his strange story seemed to vanish from the popular imagination as quickly as it had appeared; it was lost in the classified archives of the Cold War and edited out of Cuban history by Fidel Castro’s retelling of the revolution. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Presents part one of the video “Vikings Unearthed” on Friday, September 22, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. Uncover the truth behind the legendary Vikings and their epic journey to the Americas. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

DESTINATION SCIENCE: September 15 - 17

The Woods Hole Business Association is proud to partner this September with the world – renowned Woods Hole science community to present “Destination Science: Discover Woods Hole,” a weekend packed full of free events in celebration of the global impact being made by laboratories right here! Come this fall to experience Cape Cod like a local, with themed weekend events. The theme September 15 – 17 is “Rachel Carson: Women in Science Pioneer.” This weekend will commemorate the 55th anniversary of Carson’s groundbreaking work, Silent Spring, released on September 27, 1962. Carson’ s ties to Woods Hole run deep; she first arrived in 1929 as a 22 – year – old summer researcher with the Marine Biological Laboratory. It was the first time she saw the ocean, and she learned to swim in the waters of Woods Hole. Carson also worked for the Bureau of Fisheries (now part of NOAA), and conducted research at its station in Woods Hole. In 1949, she became the first woman to go to sea on its research vessel, the Albatross III. For more information about this special weekend, please visit

DESTINATION SCIENCE: September 29 - October 1

The Woods Hole Business Association is proud to partner this September/October with the world-renowned Woods Hole science community to present “Destination Science: Discover Woods Hole,” September 29 – October 1. The weekend is packed full of mostly free events in celebration of the global impact being made by laboratories right here! “The Sea Around Us: You Are What You Drink,” will celebrate the 11th Annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, beginning in Little Compton, Rhode Island on October 1 and ending in Woods Hole. Proceeds benefit the Buzzards Bay Coalition, a membership-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration, protection, and sustainable use and enjoyment of the Bay and its watershed. The Coalition works to improve the health of the Bay ecosystem through education, conservation, research, and advocacy. For the past 25 years, the Coalition has kept a watchful eye on Buzzards Bay’s health to understand the ecosystem’s response to human-related impacts. For a schedule of events, please visit Details are subject to change, and new events will be added. For more information, visit and tune into media sponsor WCAI to find out about special offers from Woods Hole restaurants and retailers!


With live music by the Woods Hole Folk Orchestra and a Dance Leader happens the first Saturday of every month from 8-11 p.m., all year round in the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street in Woods Hole. Admission is $10, kids half price. All are welcome. For information, call the Armstrongs at (508) 548-6661.


INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: Is held the first Wednesday of each month at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. The next one will be Wednesday, October 4, from 7-10 p.m. All ages & levels are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults. Children are free. For more information, call (508) 540-8950.


Presents “Jez Lowe” on Sunday, October 1. Last here in 2015, one of the UK's busiest and best singer-songwriters returns to Woods Hole with his signature striped shirt, resonant voice, driving cittern playing, and unique talent for sharing stories of ordinary people. Originally from the far north of England, Jez has been called "a fabulous entertainer, a warm-hearted communicator and a peerless chronicler of life." On the road or in the recording studio, solo or in collaboration, Jez Lowe continues to astound. Even as he calls us to action, his music will warm our hearts. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20, $17 for members – with discounts for, 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 or by calling (508) 540-0320.


The library has again been hosting monarch butterflies as it has for the last ten years. They have been raising them from egg, through the rest of the stages of metamorphosis: caterpillar, chrysalis, and adult. So far since mid-August, they have raised and released 110 butterflies. This is almost entirely due to local Woods Hole resident entomologist Becky Lash. Since mid- August Becky has been maintaining a butterfly enclosure at the library. This year, the library will host a series of monarch butterfly events, culminating in “Monarch Day,” in which Becky will give a presentation to an audience of all ages, and release one of the last butterflies (hopefully) to emerge from its chrysalis. On Saturday, September 23, the library will offer an afternoon of making costumes based on the stages of monarch metamorphosis. Materials and simple plans will be available. Children and their care-givers are invited to come take part in constructing their costumes starting at 2:00 p.m. On the following Saturday, September 30, again at 2:00 p.m., an afternoon craft workshop for children of all ages will be offered. All the crafts will be monarch related, with a stress on metamorphosis. Some will be very simple and suitable for young children; others will be more complicated. Saturday, October 7, at 2:00 p.m., will feature Becky herself appearing and talking about the monarchs. As always, she will present the story of the monarchs and their life cycle in an understandable, yet gripping manner, which will appeal to all ages. After the talk, the group will move outside to release a monarch and walk around in costume, viewing local habitat and celebrating this iconic migratory insect. For more information about this event, which is free and open to the public, and aimed at children, (although adults are certainly welcome) call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit The librarians at the library have created a delicious new program, a “Cookbook Club.” Since last winter, a group of about a dozen people have chosen recipes from one author’s book, cooked them, and sat down to eat the results together. The library is planning the third meeting of this popular activity. The number of participants will be limited to 12, and all must pre-register so that there will no duplication of recipes. The dinner celebrating late summer/early autumn bounty has been scheduled for October 7, at 6:00 p.m.  If there is an over-abundance of people wishing to take part, a second evening may be chosen. Books by author Deborah Madison are available at the library and will be available for pick-up when people come in to register. For more questions, or to register, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or email People should not delay, since this is a very popular event.


Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., through the end of August. In September and October, the center will be open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at