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Yawkey Foundation and WHOI present: Ocean & Climate Outreach Series

Yawkey 2023 WHOI Biologist Tim Shank and Alvin Manager Bruce Strickrott answer audience questions at a Yawkey Speaker Series event in 2023. (Photo by Elise Hugus, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

June 25, 2024

Woods Hole, MA – Looking for a fun, free, interactive way to learn more about the mysteries of the ocean? You can, this summer in and around Massachusetts! Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), in partnership with the Yawkey Foundation, proudly present the 2024 Ocean and Climate Outreach Series.

The 2024 Ocean and Climate Outreach Series, now in its third year, brings together scientists, policymakers, and the general public to engage in discussions, presentations, and interactive activities focused on the impacts of climate change on our oceans. The events aim to foster dialogue, educate attendees, and inspire collective action to address these pressing environmental challenges.


Members of the media are invited, and encouraged, to attend any of these events.

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Science Communication in a Crisis with Dr. Christopher Reddy


When: Thursday, June 27, 2024, 5:30-7:30pm EST. Book presentation begins at 5:30pm followed by a reception and book signing at 6:30 pm.


Where: Redfield Auditorium (45 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543)


A new book by Christopher Reddy, marine chemist at WHOI, identifies the principal challenges that scientists face during an environmental disaster when communicating with different stakeholder groups, and offers advice on how to navigate the maze of competing interests and deliver actionable science when the clock is ticking. Science Communication in a Crisis: An Insider's Guide (Routledge; May 10, 2023), draws on Reddy’s decades of experience and offers his hard-won advice from the front lines of environmental disasters.

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Reddy on techniques being developed and implemented by and for experts to deliver trustworthy and actionable information when it matters.

Please join us for a reception and book signing following the presentation.

Jaws on the Lawn


When: Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 7:00 pm EST.


Where: Redfield Lawn(45 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543)