2022 Environmental Course Schedule (To be Updated for 2023)

Eel Pond aeriel Credit Tom Kleindinst
The MBL across Eel Pond. Credit: Tom Kleindinst

Tuesday, May 31: 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, June 1: Orientation

Breakfast available beginning at 7 AM
9:00 AM: Welcome and Orientation (Meigs Room, Swope Center)

  • Greeting from Linda Hyman, Director of Education
  • Introduction of fellows, course faculty, and staff
  • Overview of MBL: Anne Sylvester, Director of Research
  • Fellowship logistics
  • Walking tour of MBL campus

11:00 AM: Rare Books Tour (Lillie Building, MBLWHOI Library)
12:00 PM: Lunch (Swope Dining Hall)
1:00 PM: To classroom: Course goals and lab intro (Starr 209)
3:00 PM: Coffee break
6:00 PM: Dinner

Thursday, June 2

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Field work at Waquoit Bay
12:00 PM: Lunch in field
1:00 PM: Field work
5:30 PM: Reception and Dinner with Biomedical Fellows
7:30 PM: Data after Dark (lab work)

Friday, June 3

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Field work at Waquoit Bay
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:10 PM: Specimen collecting boat trip. Meet in front of Marine Resources Center no later than 1:10 PM All fellows must sign a boat waiver. Boat leaves at 1:30 PM from Dyer Dock, behind WHOI parking lot on Water Street.
4:15 PM: Lab
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Data after Dark (lab work)

Saturday, June 4

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab: Nutrient analysis of water and ground water, weight samples
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Continued nutrient analysis and sample prep
3:00 PM: Coffee break
3:30 PM: Back to lab
6:00 PM: Dinner

Sunday, June 5 – Day Off - Optional Day Trip (Whale Watch)

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM: Whale watch attendees: Board van in front of Swope Center.
11:00 AM: Lunch in Barnstable Village
5:00 PM: Return to MBL
6:00 PM: Dinner

Monday, June 6

8:00 AM:  Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab: Algal experiments, photosynthesis and respiration
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Lab
3:00 PM: Coffee break
3:30 PM: Lab
6:00 PM: Dinner

Tuesday, June 7

8:00 AM: Breakfast talk with MBL scientist
9:00 AM: Lab: Calculations and data interpretation
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Lab: prepare for mini-symposium presentations
3:30 PM: Movie screening and discussion
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Back to lab

Wednesday, June 8

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab: Prepare for mini-symposium
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM:  MBL lab visits and research talks (schedule TBA)
3:00 PM: Back to lab
6:00 PM: Dinner

Thursday, June 9: Symposium and Celebratory Dinner

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: SJP Fellows mini-symposium (Clapp Auditorium)
11:15 AM: Class photo on Lillie steps
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM:  Visit MBL and other Woods Hole labs/resources
6:00 PM: Cocktail hour and dinner with fellows, faculty, MBL scientists, other guests

Friday, June 10: Special Event for Fellows & Program Alumni/Free Time

8:00 AM: Breakfast
Morning free to explore, or catch up on work or rest
11:00 AM: "Creating the Future of Biotechnology: A Discussion with Noubar Afeyan": Interview/Q&A for fellows and alumni
12:00 PM: Luncheon (Swope Upper Terrace)
Afternoon free
6:00 PM: Dinner in village

Saturday, June 11
10:00 AM: Check out of Swope and depart  – Safe travels!