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April 20-22, 2023
Woods Hole, MA

Join us in Woods Hole to celebrate 25 years of the Semester in Environmental Science and welcome the new Semester in Biological Discovery for undergraduates.

This three-day event will include an impact discussion with SES alums, a reunion celebration, curriculum introductions from SBD faculty, campus tours, and focus group sessions. 

Faculty and staff from participating colleges are encouraged to attend all three days; SES Alums are encouraged to attend Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, April 20
2:00 PM - Consortium Representatives Arrive
Evening Social Reception for Representatives

Friday, April 21
Morning Session – An Introduction to the New Semester in Biological Discovery
Lunch with Consortium Representatives and SES Alumni
Afternoon Session – The Impact of the Semester in Environmental Science
Dinner & Celebration – Celebrating 25 Years of the SES & the Launch of SBD!

Saturday, April 22
Morning Focus Groups
Farewell Lunch

Planning Committee:
Linda Hyman, Director of Education
David Mark Welch, Director of Semester in Biological Discovery
Ken Foreman, Former Director of Semester in Environmental Science
Mirta Teichberg, Director of Semester in Environmental Science
Ashley Bolbrock, Sr. Associate Director, Constituent Giving and Operations
Joanna Bennett, Annual Fund and Alumni Specialist
Jean Enright, Manager, Student Affairs & Undergraduate Programs

Housing: Symposium attendees are responsible for arranging their own housing. On-campus housing options are available in the registration link above. A list of off-campus accommodations is available here. NOTE: Even in April, hotels in Woods Hole and Falmouth fill up quickly. Please book your room early!