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Dispatches from an

Ocean Planet

A summer series of literature, film, and science

 

 

 

 

Edie Widder

Below the Edge of Darkness

Join us for a reading and conversation with author and pioneering ocean explorer Dr. Edie Widder, introduced by WHOI marine biologist Larry Madin and interviewed by WHOI Vice President for Advancement, Sam Harp. Want more? Join the Falmouth Public Library for their related event series

Saturday, June 11, 2022
4:00pm EDT

Redfield Auditorium
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
45 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543

This event is free and open to the public.

Bruce + sphere

Bruce and Alvin

Join us for a film screening, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, featuring Alvin Pilot Bruce Strickrott, cinematographer Micah Garen, and WHOI President and Director, Peter de Menocal.

Thursday, June 16, 2022
7:30pm EDT

Museum of Science OMNI Theater
1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston, MA 02114

This event is a co-presentation with the Woods Hole Film Festival’s Film and Science Initiative and the Museum of Science as part of their summer series: SUBSPACE AFTER DARK

glacier

From Pole to Pole: Documenting Climate Change in Extreme Locations

A panel discussion among explorer Will Steger, filmmakers Tasha Van Zandt, Holly Morris, Kathy Kasic and WHOI polar scientists Sarah Das and Catherine Walker.

Monday, August 1, 2022
Time 2:00pm EDT

Redfield Auditorium
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
45 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543

The panel is free, but a ticket is required.

Bruce and Alvin

Bruce and Alvin

Join us on the WHOI campus for a film screening followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Bruce Strickrott, Alvin pilot, and Josh Seftel, filmmaker, and WHOI scientists who have used Alvin in their research.

Saturday, August 20, 2022
7:30pm EDT

Redfield Auditorium
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
45 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Yawkey Foundation

The Yawkey Foundation is a proud partner of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), helping to bring to life a literature, film, and science-focused series that highlights ocean exploration, conservation, and more. The Foundation's commitments to the environment and wildlife conservation stem from Tom Yawkey’s deep appreciation for nature and passionate desire to protect our natural resources. Tom, an outdoorsman and longtime owner of the Boston Red Sox, preserved more than 20,000 acres of shorefront, woodlands, marshes, and more in Georgetown, South Carolina.

After the passing of Tom Yawkey in 1976, the land was bequeathed to what is now the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to be maintained as an area for conservation and research. The land, which is now the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center, was expanded to 24,000 acres by Jean Yawkey, Tom Yawkey’s wife, and continues to be supported by the Yawkey Foundation as it has since Tom’s death. Today, the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center is home to hundreds of species of wildlife and is a habitat for migratory birds, alligators, and endangered species, like the loggerhead sea turtle.

Upholding the Yawkey’s rich legacy of quietly and consciously giving back to those who need it most, the Yawkey Foundation invests in impactful nonprofits that provide resources, opportunity, and dignity to the vulnerable and underserved. While wildlife is one of its core areas of giving, the Yawkey Foundation is also focused on health care, education, human services, youth and amateur athletics, and arts and culture. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $530 million in charitable grants to organizations in the Boston, Massachusetts and Georgetown, South Carolina areas.