Events & Happenings
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 • 8:00-10:00 p.m.
April 16-20, 2018
Stop by to learn about science and engineering at WHOI
Calendar of Events
Christmas Holiday Observed (Institution closed)
There will be no MBL Ecosystems Center seminar today
There will be no MC&G Department seminar 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 seminar today
There will be no seminars today
Other Events and Notes of Interest
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: April 20
Presents the video “Great Escape at Dunkirk” on Friday, April 20, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. How courage and ingenuity saved Allied troops during the epic Dunkirk operation in 1940. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: April 27
Presents the video “Bird Brain” on Friday, April 27, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Watch astonishing tests of avian aptitude: parrots that can plan for the future, jackdaws that can “read” human faces, and crows that can solve multi-step puzzles with tools like pebbles, sticks, and hooks. Could these just be clever tricks, based on instinct or triggered by subtle cues from their human handlers? Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of April 16
"Knitting at the Library” takes place twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., through the end of April. Rather than a class, this is a group of people who like to knit. However, all skill levels are welcome. People will be happy to interrupt their own projects to coach others. It is a nurturing environment, in the time-honored manner of neighborliness and encouragement. New participants are welcome to stop in and “try it out.” Craig Dickson, who has retired from a career serving aboard oceanographic vessels at WHOI, will present a program titled “Travels at Sea” on Wednesday, April 18, at 3 p.m. He will talk about his time afloat, and show many of his fine photographs. This talk, unlike his previous ones, will be mainly about the places the ships sailed and their ports-of-call. After consulting all the log books of the trips he was on, Mr. Dickson calculates that in his 34 year career, he set off on 407 cruises of varying lengths, from a few hours to 48 days. The WHOI vessels he sailed aboard are the R/V Atlantis II, R/V Lulu, R/V Oceanus, andR/V Knorr, as an officer on all except theR/V LuLu. In order to further narrow his focus for this travelogue of his career, he will show photographs mostly from ports in the Pacific, the Panama Canal, the Galapagos, Patagonia, Easter Island, Tahiti, Guam & Saipan, Tokyo, and the Gulf of California. If time allows, he will also show photographs of the west coast of Central America, including Mexico, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. He might possibly find time to show photographs of the Arctic and Antarctic, though he promises to return to the library for another talk if he runs out of time on this evening. Most of the pictures will be of the ports the ships visited, as well as some pictures of the ships as they worked on station in the open sea. For more details, feel free to call the library at (508) 548-8961, or visit the library’s website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of April 23
“Knitting at the Library” takes place twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., through the end of April. Rather than a class, this is a group of people who like to knit. However, all skill levels are welcome. People will be happy to interrupt their own projects to coach others. It is a nurturing environment, in the time-honored manner of neighborliness and encouragement. New participants are welcome to stop in and “try it out.” On Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m., local gardener and educator Josh Leveque will offer a workshop at the library for children, grade 1 and up, about native bees. As the populations of honey bees dwindle in the face of environmental hardships, the pollinating work of the native bees has been increasingly valued. Many of these small insects live in tiny holes in wood or stems. Josh’s creation will mimic the preferred homes of several of these native species. Gardeners have been encouraged to build these simple structures as a way to further encourage the native bees. During the session, Josh will teach participants how to make a “home” to attract these important pollinators. The group will build one of the “hotels” and when it is finished, install it on the library grounds. After this session, people should be able to easily make a native bee hotel at home to install on their own property. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or check the website at www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org. The library is located at 581 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, Mass.
WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL (WHFF)
Presents “Dinner & A Movie” screening series. “Dinner & A Movie” is a monthly series of independent films presented by the WHFF at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Redfield Auditorium located at 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. The selections include films from the 26th Woods Hole Film Festival, as well as films curated specifically for the series. The series is part of the WHFF’S year-round independent film program. Tickets are $14 per person, $12, for WHFF members, $10 for students and veterans, and are on sale in advance at www.woodsholefilmfestival.org or at the door at Redfield Auditorium. The screening starts at 7:30 p.m., and doors open at 7:00 p.m. On the night of each screening, ticket purchasers may present their e-tickets for discounts and special offers at various restaurants. Participating restaurants include: The Captain Kidd, 77 Water Street, Woods Hole; Quick’s Hole Tavern, 29 Railroad Avenue, Woods Hole; Water Street Kitchen and Public House, 56 Water Street, Woods Hole; and the Woods Hole Market, 86 Water Street, Woods Hole. The restaurant purchase is separate from the film ticket. Contact the restaurant directly for reservations or information.
WOODS HOLE THEATER COMPANY:
Presents the “Adventures of Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp” on April 14, 15, and 21 at 2 p.m., and April 16, 18, and 20 at 7 p.m. This production is written and directed by Lisa Jo Rudy. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. The event will be held at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, Mass. The Community Hall is handicap accessible. For reservations, visit www.woodsholetheater.org. This is a joint production with Not My Monkeys Productions.
SEA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (SEA): April 29
Will host a public lecture, “Hot Enough for You? Recent Warming of the New England Continental Shelf” on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Ben Harden, assistant professor of Oceanography at Sea Education Association, and Glen Gawarkiewicz, senior scientist at WHOI, will deliver the lecture. The lecture will be held at James L. Madden Center Lecture Hall, Sea Education Association, 171 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
KEEPING UP WITH THE FIELD: SCIENCE COMMUNICATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE: April 24
How does one person keep up with all the material published online in their field? Even if they could keep up with it, how could they also have time to participate in online discussions in a meaningful way? Stephanie Westcott, director of the PressForward Project and research assistant professor at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, will discuss how PressForward, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-funded research project, has approached the problem of keeping up with the abundance of scholarly literature on the web by developing the PressForward plugin, a free open-source tool. This Brown-Bag talk and Workshop will be held on April 24, from noon-1 p.m. in Lillie Building, room 103. After the Brown Bag talk, an optional hands-on workshop (from 1-2 p.m.) will allow participants to try out PressForward and discuss their eligibility for PressForward microgrants of up to $1000 to help move science communications projects forward. Bring your laptops! All are welcome! This event is open to the Woods Hole Community.
WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER & GIFTSHOP:
Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, will open April 16, school vacation week, for the season. For a schedule of special events and activities, please visit http://www.whoi.edu/schoolvacationweek or call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/.