February 9, 2016

Preliminary Course Schedule (2016)

Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL

Environmental Hands-On Research Course

Wednesday, May 25: Arrivals and Dinner

Fellows arrive. MBL’s Diana Kenney will meet fellows who arrive in time for dinner in the Swope Center Dining Room at 6:00 PM.

Thursday, May 26: Orientation


Plum Island salt marsh. Credit: David S. Johnson

8:00 AM:    Breakfast
9:00 AM:   Welcome and Orientation

  • Welcome
  • Introduction of fellows, course faculty, and staff
  • Overview of fellowship requirements, etc.
  • Walking tour of MBL facilities and Woods Hole

12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:30 PM:   Travel to Plum Island

Friday, May 27

Field work at Plum Island

Saturday, May 28

Field work at Plum Island
Return to Woods Hole in evening

Sunday, May 29

7:30 AM:     Coffee in Woods Hole
9:00 AM:     Lab work
12:00 PM:    Brunch at Swope; informal talk with guest scientist
1:00 PM:      Lab work
6:00 PM:      Dinner in Woods Hole (Swope is closed)

Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)

8:00 AM:    Breakfast
Rest of day free

Tuesday, May 31

8:00 AM:    Breakfast and Meet the Scientist: Talk by guest scientist on topic related to ecosystems science
9:00 AM:    Laboratory work
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Calculations and data interpretation
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Photo credit: Michael Werner

Photo credit: Michael Werner

Wednesday, June 1

8:00 AM:    Breakfast and informal Q/A with guest scientist
9:30 AM:    Collecting trip on RV Gemma followed by tour of the MBL Marine Resources Center
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Lab; prepare presentation for mini-symposium
6:o0 PM:    Dinner
8:00 PM:    After-dinner relaxation at the Captain Kidd

Thursday, June 2

7:30 AM:    Breakfast
8:30 AM:    Lab and presentation preparation (or Gemma trip if rain date needed)
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:30 PM:    SJP fellows mini-symposium
6:00 PM:    Cocktails and lobster boil for fellows, staff, faculty, and scientists

Friday, June 3

7:30 AM:  Breakfast in Swope
9:00 AM:  Environmental Fellows who wish to attend “Deep Dive” sessions with Biomedical Fellows may do so (topics to be announced).
Environmental fellows may also elect to depart Woods Hole (check out of Swope at 10 AM).

Saturday, June 4 (optional)

10:00 AM:  Check out of Swope