May 25, 2015

2015 Preliminary Course Schedule

Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL

Environmental Hands-On Research Course

Wednesday, May 27: 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 28: Orientation

7:30 AM:    Breakfast
10:00 AM:  Welcome and Orientation

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

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    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 29

Field work at Plum Island

Saturday, May 30

Field work at Plum Island
Return to Woods Hole in evening

Sunday, May 31

10:30 AM:    Laboratory work
12:00 PM:    Brunch at Swope; informal talk with guest scientist
1 to 7 PM:    Free time; dinner in Woods Hole (Swope cafeteria is closed)

Monday, June 1

7:30 AM:    Breakfast
8:30 AM:    Laboratory work
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Laboratory work
4:00 PM:    Meet the Scientist: Talk by guest scientist on topic related to ecosystems science
6:30 PM:    Dinner

Tuesday, June 2

7:30 AM:    Breakfast
8:30 AM:    Laboratory work
12:00 PM:  Lunch

Fellow-in-WH

1:00 PM:    Calculations and data interpretation
4:00 PM:    Meet the Scientist: Talk by guest scientist on topic related to ecosystems science
6:30 PM:    Dinner

Wednesday, June 3

7:30 AM:    Breakfast
9:00 AM:    Calculations and data interpretation
10:00 AM:  Collecting trip on RV Gemma followed by tour of the MBL Marine Resources Center
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Talk prep
6:30 PM:    Dinner
8:00 PM:    After-dinner relaxation at the Captain Kidd

Thursday, June 4

7:30 AM:    Breakfast
9:00 AM:    Talk prep
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Scientific presentations by fellows
6:00 PM:    Cocktails and lobster boil for fellows, staff, faculty, and scientists

Friday, June 5

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.  Other options to be announced.
Evening:  Plenary Lecture for MBL Ecosystems Center 40th Anniversary Celebration: John Holdren, Assistant to the U.S. President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Saturday, June 6

Breakfast
10:00 AM:  Check out of Swope
10:00 AM: Talk by Science Journalist Angela Posada Swafford, recipient of 2014 Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences
Optional: Attend 40th Anniversary Symposium, MBL Ecosystems Center (or depart Woods Hole)