MBL Associates and Falmouth Public Library to Co-Sponsor “Science Before Supper” Series, Starting October 11


Contact: Susan Joslin
(508) 289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu

MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The MBL Associates and the Falmouth Public Library are pleased to announce “Science Before Supper,” a new series of talks by MBL scientists designed to whet the public’s appetite for all things science.  The free talks, which will all take place at the Falmouth Public Library, Main Branch, are designed especially for non-scientists.

The series will kick off on Thursday, October 11 with Nathan Wilson, Director of MBL Center for Library and Informatics, who will discuss the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), an unprecedented effort to increase awareness and understanding of living nature. EOL is an open, freely-accessible and trusted digital resource.  Mr. Wilson will discuss how the EOL benefits science and scientists, and how public participation can help make it better. His talk “The Encyclopedia of Life: Cataloging Every Species on Earth!” will begin at 5:00 PM in the library’s Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, 300 Main Street, Falmouth.

Upcoming “Science Before Supper” talks include:

January 17, 2013
“Color Change and Patterning in Ocean Animals: Science, Art, and Technology”
Dr. Roger Hanlon, MBL Senior Scientist; Director, Program in Sensory Physiology and Behavior

February 21, 2013

For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at 508.289.7423 or the Falmouth Public Library at 508.457.2555.


The MBL Associates are a group of individuals and businesses that support the scientific mission of the MBL through their gifts to the Annual Fund. The Associates sponsor educational and research programs for the MBL and raise funds for special projects. In addition, they operate the MBL Gift Shop, located on Water Street in Woods Hole, the profits from which support scientific fellowships.

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery and improving the human condition through research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. Founded in 1888 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, the MBL is an independent, nonprofit corporation.