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2023 WHOI Ocean and Climate Outreach Series



Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep

Join us for a film screening of Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep.  This two-part animated special follows the Kratt brothers as they dive down to the most unexplored habitat on Earth: the ocean trenches.

This episode features a segment filmed in Woods Hole with a WHOI scientist and the research submarine, Alvin.

During intermission you'll have a chance to meet a real Alvin pilot and deep-sea biologist, hear about their adventures, see some deep ocean critters, and have your picture taken with the Alvin mast!

August 18, 2023
4 p.m.

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


september 24, 2023
2 p.m.

Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

These events are free and open to the public

Past events

Oceans Beyond Earth: Oases for life in our solar system

Join us for a lively in-person talk with WHOI scientists Julie Huber and Chris German, as they discuss the connections of exploring the Earth's deep oceans to the search for extraterrestrial life.  Moderated by PBS News Hour correspondent, Miles O'Brien.

Saturday, April 29, 2023
3:00pm EDT

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

This event is free and open to the public.

We Are All Whalers

Join us for a conversation with author, veterinarian and WHOI marine scientist Michael Moore. Through his 40 years of fieldwork Moore will share his experience on the plight of the North Atlantic right whale, and how we can all be part of a solution in saving these animals. Introduction by WHOI President and Director, Peter de Menocal. Immediately following the talk there will be an On-Demand gear demonstration, as well as a reception and book signing by the author.

THURSDAy, June 22, 2023
5:00 pm

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Movie on the Lawn

Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Play our trivia quiz for a chance to win prizes! Movie starts at dusk. In case of rain, film will be shown in Redfield Auditorium.

wednesday, JULY 12, 2023 
8:15 pm

Lawn behind Redfield Auditorium
45 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543
Please bring a blanket or beach chair


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.