November 25, 2015

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

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

  • Welcome
  • Introduction of fellows, course faculty, and staff


    Plum Island salt marsh. Credit: David S. Johnson

  • 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

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 a day-long “Neuroscience Deep Dive” with Biomedical Fellows may do so.
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