Announcements and Events
Harvard Professor to Give Public Presentation on Diversity in Woods Hole
When: Thursday, June 8, 1:00 PM
Where: MBL Lillie Auditorium, Woods Hole MA
Defining diversity, why it matters in organizations, and how you get there is the topic of a public presentation on June 8 by Dr. Robert W. Livingston of Harvard University. The presentation will take place at MBL's Lillie Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion at 2:00 p.m. on diversity in the Woods Hole science community. Learn more »
Endangered Species Day at NOAA's Woods Hole Science Aquarium
When: Saturday, May 20, 12 noon - 2 pm
Where: NOAA's Woods Hole Science Aquarium, 166 Water St, Woods Hole MA
NOAA's Woods Hole Science Aquarium will be offering a special event for the public on Saturday, May 20, in recognition of National Endangered Species Day. The event is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about endangered and protected species and the research being conducted on some of the endangered marine species at the Woods Hole Laboratory, part of NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC).
A variety of displays, exhibits and hands-on activities will be offered from noon to 2:00 p.m. after the seal feeding at 11:00 am. There will be Atlantic salmon, sea turtle, and whale activities ranging from artifacts (baleen, skulls, teeth, etc), bioacoustics (listening to whale sounds), identifying turtle species, a salmon migration game, coloring and more! Staff will be available to discuss the NEFSC's research programs on marine protected species, and recent and upcoming field programs focused on whales, sea turtles and salmon.
Endangered Species Day and Children's Days at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum
Where: Maine Forest and Logging Museum, 17 Leonards Mills Rd., Bradley, ME 04411
When: Endangered Species Day: Saturday, May 20, 10am - 4 pm
Children's Days: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 24 - 26, 9am - 1pm
Staff from NOAA Fisheries will be on the banks of Blackman Stream, a recent restoration site where a nature-like fishway was constructed to help pass alewives upstream to access the ponds they breed in. Staff will be on hand to discuss the importance of reconnecting habitat for sea-run fish such as Atlantic salmon and alewives, and will teach the children about the spring run of alewives that are abundant in the stream. Admission is free and open to the public on May 20th; sign up is required for school groups for Children's Days.
Organizers: NOAA Fisheries and the Maine Forest and Logging Museum
James J. Howard Lab Open House on Ocean Fun Day - Sandy Hook NJ
Live fish and sea creatures, interactive and educational games, a 32,000-gallon research aquarium, hands-on demonstrations and displays will be part of the annual Open House May 21 at the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory at Sandy Hook, NJ. Admission and parking are free.
The public is invited to visit the Laboratory 11AM to 3PM and learn about the latest research projects, meet the scientists and view exhibits and displays about their activities. Research vessels used by staff will also be on display, along with life raft tours and survival suit demonstrations.
Endangered Species Day at the Bangor Public Library - Bangor ME
Where: Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St., Bangor, ME 04401
When: Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.<
Activities: Staff from NOAA Fisheries will provide family-oriented activities and art projects to highlight the recovery of endangered species in Maine. Children’s activities will include endangered species crafts and coloring books. This event is one of many that will be occurring in downtown Bangor as a part of Kid Central Festival 2017. Admission is free and open to the public.
Organizers: NOAA Fisheries Service and Bangor Public Library
Sea Turtles in Our Backyard - Falmouth MA
The "Sea Turtles in Our Backyard" event will take place Sunday, April 9, at the Gus Canty Center in Falmouth MA from 1-3 PM.
NEFSC has partnered up with Falmouth's 300 Committee and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and has invited many of the Cape sea turtle organizations to participate.
Check out the flyer and stop by if you can!
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