Events & Happenings
Calendar of Events
There will be no seminars today
Other Events and Notes of Interest
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: April 28
Presents part one of the the video “Rachel Carson” on Friday, April 28, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. “Rachel Carson” is an intimate portrait of the woman whose groundbreaking books revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. When Silent Spring was published in September 1962, it became an instant bestseller and would go on to spark dramatic changes in the way the government regulated pesticides. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: May 5
Presents part two of the the video “Rachel Carson” on Friday, May 5, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. “Rachel Carson” is an intimate portrait of the woman whose groundbreaking books revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. When Silent Spring was published in September 1962, it became an instant bestseller and would go on to spark dramatic changes in the way the government regulated pesticides. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served.
WHOI SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY (WSS) EVENT: May 3
Join us for a botany walking tour of the WHOI Quissett campus and learn about the shrubs, plants, and flowers with Pam Polloni, curator, MBLWHOI Library Herbarium, on Wednesday, May 3, at 12:15 p.m. Meet at Fenno House fireplace, Fenno Building, Quissett Campus.
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: May 3
Will be held the first Wednesday of each month at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. The next one will be Wednesday, May 3, from 7-10 p.m. All ages and levels are welcome; no partner necessary. Admission is $5 for adults. Children are free. For more information, call (508) 540-8950.
SEA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (SEA): April 30
Will host a public lecture, “Time and Tide: An Anthropology of the Ocean,” by Jeff Wescott, assistant professor of Anthropology at SEA, on Sunday, April 30, at 2:00 p.m. Anthropology, the comparative study of what it means to be human across societies and cultures, offers powerful ideas to help us understand the complex connections between humans and the world’s oceans. The recent turn toward “ocean optimism” by many marine conservationists and ocean advocates raises questions about how people view the human-ocean relationship in temporal terms; that is, the ocean as an object of our future-thinking. This talk will explore how people of different cultures engage in future-thinking in environmental settings, with the goal of clarifying how we in the SEA community can more effectively communicate ocean science and policy in public contexts. The lecture will be held at James L. Madden Center Lecture Hall, Sea Education Center, 171 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. This lecture is part of SEA’s Spring Lecture Series.
OFFSHORE ENERGY AND STORAGE SYMPOSIUM (OSESS) JULY 11-14, 2017
In its 4th consecutive year, and the first time in the USA, OSES2017 Cape Cod builds on the well-known and expanding OSES Event legacy established in Windsor, Edinburgh, and Malta. Cleaner and smarter energy systems mean sustainable economic growth. Offshore energy and storage capitalizes on the tremendous resource opportunities associated with coastal regions. Over half the world lives near the coast. Its energy should too. OSES2017 will feature the following non-exhaustive compilation of topics:
• Coastal/Offshore Energy Harvesting Technologies
• Coastal/Offshore Energy Storage Technologies
• Coastal/Offshore Generation Integrated Storage Technologies
• Islanded Energy System Innovations
• Transmission Technologies
• Environmentally Symbiotic Relationships in Energy Systems
• Coastal/Offshore Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology and Policy
• Innovative Mechanisms in Renewable Energy Market Design
This years’ symposium will be held at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution July 11-14, 2017. Early registration deadline ends Friday, May 10, 2017. For more information and to register, go to https://www.osessociety.com/oses2017
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Josh Leveque, Woods Hole gardener and horticulturalist, will be giving a talk about native pollinators at the library on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. Recent studies have shown how important a role native pollinators play in fertilizing fruits and vegetables, especially important in light of the recent plummets in honeybee populations. There is a nation-wide movement to encourage these native pollinators to our gardens by planting specific flowers to attract them. The natives are often very small insects that we don’t even notice. Josh’s talk will change that situation as he shows images of these insects and tells how to identify them as they work around our gardens. Most of all, he will show how important they are, and teach appreciation of them. This talk is free and open to the public. It will be held in the library’s lower level meeting room which can be entered by an easily accessible handicapped doorway. The annual plant sale at the library is one of the highlights of spring in Woods Hole. This year the sale will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 9:00 a.m. - noon on the library lawn, 581 Woods Hole Road, spreading to the adjacent museum lawn at 579 Woods Hole Road. Almost all the plants in the sale are donated, so the sale is one of the best places to find locally successful perennials, as they are dug from local gardens where they have become too successful and need to be thinned. People donate not only their perennials, but also shrubs, ferns, herbs, and other garden plants to this annual “Plant Swap” benefiting the library. An added feature of the sale this year will be plants grown by Josh Leveque’s beekeeping class at Falmouth Academy, plants especially attractive to pollinators. If you would like to donate plants, preferably labeled, they can be dropped off in the library courtyard anytime during the week before the sale (May 6-12). If people need help transporting or digging their plants, the library’s team of devoted volunteer gardeners will come to pick them up. For assistance, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or email email@example.com. It is recommended to show up promptly at 9:00 a.m., to get the best selection. Within the next couple of weeks we’ll see WHOI/MIT Joint Program graduate students and post-doctoral fellows “stepping out” to give public talks about their current research in a public-friendly atmosphere, using vocabulary that all will be able to understand. Interested people of all ages and levels are invited to attend these free lectures. Most of the talks will be held at 7:30 p.m., on the Monday nights. An additional session will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 3:00 p.m. Each session will feature two speakers for 30 minutes each, with 20 minutes of talk and 10 minutes for questions. Jim Yoder, WHOI’s dean of Education will introduce the speakers. These events are free and open to the public. For more information on any of these events, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.
WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP
Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday – Friday, 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 http://shop.whoi.edu/.