Events & Happenings

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Week of February 18, 2018
Mon Feb 19

President's Day Holiday (Institution closed)

12:00 PM

Tue Feb 20

There will be no MC&G Department seminar today

12:15 PM

There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today

3:05 PM

Wed Feb 21

Are We Alone and Will We Survive: The Drake Equation

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Jim Lynch, WHOI

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Feb 22

Seabird Population Responses to Climate Change

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Stephanie Jenouvrier, WHOI

Sponsor: Biology Department

Challenges in Estimating 20th Century Global and Regional Mean Sea Level Change

2:00 PM • Clark 507
Sönke Dangendorf, Universität Siegen, Germany

Special Physical Oceanography Seminar

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Fri Feb 23

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: June 1

Presents part two of the video “Decoding the Weather Machine” on Friday, June 1, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something’s up with the weather, and many scientists agree. It’s the result of the weather machine itself—our climate—changing, becoming hotter and more erratic. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

SEA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (SEA): June 5

Will host a public lecture, “Maintaining a Tall Ship: An In-Depth Look at the SSV Corwith Cramer’s Major Maintenance Project,” on Tuesday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. Capt. Jen Haddock, SEA marine operations coordinator, will deliver the lecture, which will be held at the James L. Madden Center Lecture Hall, Sea Education Association, 171 Woods Hole Road. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

PRESENTATION: FALMOUTH'S PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SUPPLY INCLUDING DISTRIBUTION & FILTRATION SYSTEMS: June 6

On Wednesday, June 6, WHOI's Sustainability Committee is sponsoring two special programs at Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. From 5 - 6:30 p.m., all WHOI employees, students, postdocs, and volunteers are invited to a presentation by Falmouth's Water Superintendent, Stephen Rafferty, on our public drinking water supply. An overview including our water sources, "state-of-the-art" filtration plant, and distribution system will be described. A second presentation on the same topic will be offered and open to the general public later that evening from 7 - 8:30 p.m. A lottery for a “Water Plant” tour will be held at the end of each presentation with each attendee given one chance to win one of 12 places on the tours. Both tours will take place on Wednesday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m., and at 7 p.m.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of May 28

The library will be holding their huge annual late-Spring “Book Sale” on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. The Book Sale volunteers have been working for weeks to sort out all the new gifts and prepare for the sale. There are many beautiful “coffee table books” which have been recently donated, as well as recent fiction, and a wide-ranging collection of non-fiction, something to please everyone. Also pleasing are the prices: $2 for hard-back and $1 for paper, with special prices. The sale will continue during usual open library hours on the days following the sale. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961, or visit the library’s website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER & GIFTSHOP:

Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in May and Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in June. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/.