Preliminary Course Schedule (2017)

Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL

Environmental Hands-On Research Course

Tuesday, May 30: 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.

Wednesday, May 31: Orientation

Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh on Cape Cod. Credit: Daniel Buckey

Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh on Cape Cod.
Credit: Daniel Buckey

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:     To lab: Course goals and lab intro
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Thursday, June 1

8:00 AM:   Breakfast
9:00 AM:   Field work at Waquoit Bay
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM    Lab analysis of nutrients
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Friday, June 2

8:00 AM:   Breakfast
9:00 AM:   Field work at Waquoit Bay
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:30 PM:    Collecting trip on RV Gemma and tour of MBL Marine Resources Center
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Saturday, June 3

8:00 AM:   Breakfast
9:00 AM:   Coastal food webs
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM    Landuse GIS
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Sunday, June 4

9:00 AM:    Breakfast and guest talk by scientist
Rest of day off. Optional day-trip excursion (TBA).

Monday, June 5

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

2015 Fellow Christopher Smith Gonzalez.

2015 Fellow Christopher Smith Gonzalez.

Tuesday, June 6

8:00 AM:    Breakfast and informal Q/A with guest scientist
9:30 AM:    Lab; prepare presentation for mini-symposium
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Lab; prepare presentation for mini-symposium
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Wednesday, June 7

8:00  AM:    Breakfast
10:00 AM:    SJP fellows mini-symposium
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:30 PM:    Gemma trip if rain date needed, or afternoon off
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Thursday, June 8: Deep Dive Session

8:00 AM:   Breakfast
9:00 AM:   Understanding Microbiomes: From the Deep Ocean to the Human Body
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Understanding Microbiomes: From the Deep Ocean to the Human Body
6:00 PM:   Cocktail hour and lobster dinner with fellows and faculty

Friday, June 9

Breakfast
10:00 AM:  Check out of Swope