Events & Happenings
Tuesdays • 3 p.m. • WHOI's Ocean Scienc Exhibit Center, 15 School Street, Woods Hole
Science Made Public is an annual, summertime series of publicly accessible talks by scientists and engineers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Calendar of Events
There will be no seminars today
There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today
There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today
There will be no Biology Department Department seminar today
There will be no Biology Department Seminar today
There will be no seminars today
Other Events and Notes of Interest
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: August 26
Presents the video“Origins: Where are the Aliens?” on Friday, August 26, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Journey back to the beginning of everything: the universe, Earth, and life itself. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
WHOI SUMMER WALKING TOURS
Launched from the WHOI Information Office at 93 Water Street in the center of Woods Hole village, the tours take approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and provide excellent background on the research conducted at WHOI and on the history of the Institution. Tours are free and run in July and August, Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. Please contact the Information Office for a reservation as space is limited. Telephone (508) 289-2252 or email email@example.com. These tours are recommended for a teenage to an adult audience.
WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM: August 26
The museum will hold its annual “Oyster Talk and Tasting” on Friday, August 26, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. This combination of education, support for local food growers, and gustatory delight will take place on the museum grounds at 579 Woods Hole Road. Parking will be available at both the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Challenger House parking lot and on the street. The first part of the evening will be a talk by local oyster growers Pete Chase and Eric Matzen explaining how oysters are grown in this area and the results in the past year’s conditions. Pete could be considered one of the pioneers of modern oyster aquaculture in Falmouth, as he established his oyster growing operation in Gansett Cove, the first to wend the way through regulations and opinions. Now there are a host of people growing oysters in Falmouth, stretching from Waquoit to Megansett. Pete and Eric are part of a co-operative of growers known as “Sippewissett Oysters” which are sold through the Coonamessett Farm. After the talk, which will include a demonstration of opening the bivalves, the audience will proceed to the tasting tables where volunteers and oystermen and women will open oysters for them. Wines, specially chosen to pair with oysters by international wine editor and new board member Becky Sue Epstein, will be available, as well as several beers. This event is the fifth annual oyster celebration run by the museum; an event which has been very popular, and often a sell-out. It is recommended that tickets be bought ahead of time by stopping in or calling the museum at (508) 548-7270. For more details, visit the website www.woodsholemuseum.org.
SPLASH LAB AT THE OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER:
Hands-on activities for kids using water, and fun for kids of all ages – at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center, located at 15 School Street in Woods Hole. Splash Lab will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. No reservations necessary. For more information, call (508) 289-2663.
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: September 2
Presents the video “The Rise and Fall of Penn Station”on Friday, September 2, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Just 53 years after the station’s opening, the monumental building that was supposed to last forever, to herald and represent the American Empire, was slated to be destroyed. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.