2023 Environmental Course Schedule (to be updated for 2024)

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

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 Hall at 6:00 PM. Dining hall closes at 7 PM.

Wednesday, May 31: Orientation

Breakfast available beginning at 7:30 AM

9:00 AM: Welcome and Orientation (Meigs Room, Swope Center)
- Introduction of fellows, course faculty, and staff
- Fellowship logistics - Overview of MBL: Anne Sylvester, Director of Research
- 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 1

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 2

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Field work at Waquoit Bay
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM : Field work
4:00 PM: Movie screening and discussion
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Data after Dark (lab work)

Saturday, June 3

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 4 – Day Off - Optional Day Trip (Whale Watch)

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Whale watch attendees: Board van in front of Swope Center.
4:00 PM: Return to MBL
6:00 PM: Dinner in Woods Hole village

Monday, June 5

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 6

8:00 AM: Breakfast talk with MBL scientist
9:00 AM: Lab: Calculations and data interpretation
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:10 PM: Specimen collecting trip on Gemma. Meet in front of Marine Resources Center  (MRC) no later than 1:10 PM.
3:00 PM: MRC Tank Room Tour
3:30 PM Lab or Free Time
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Back to lab

Wednesday, June 7

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Lab: Prepare for mini-symposium
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM:  Research talk with MBL scientist
2:00 PM: Visit NOAA Aquarium
3:00 PM: Lab
6:00 PM: Dinner

Thursday, June 8: Symposium and Celebratory Dinner

8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: SJP Fellows mini-symposium
11:15 AM: Class photo on Lillie steps
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM:  Research talks and Woods Hole explorations
4:00 PM: Free time
6:00 PM: Cocktail hour and dinner with fellows, faculty, MBL scientists, other guests

Friday, June 9

10:00 AM: Check out of Swope and depart  – Safe travels!