Preliminary Course Schedule: 2021 updates to come

Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL

Environmental Hands-On Research Course

Tuesday, May 26: 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 27:  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, May 28

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 with Biomedical Fellows
7:30 PM:    Data after Dark (lab work)

Friday, May 29

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
7:00 PM:    Data after Dark (lab work)

Photo credit: Michael Werner

Credit: Michael Werner

Saturday, May 30

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

Sunday, May 31

9:00 AM:    Breakfast
Rest of day off. Optional day-trip excursion (TBA).

Monday, June 1

8:00 AM:    Breakfast and talk by guest scientist on topic related to ecosystems science
9:00 AM:    Lab work
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Calculations and data interpretation
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Tuesday, June 2

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

Sorting-samples-in-Env-lab-by-Drew-Costley

2018 Environmental Fellows sort samples collected during field work. Credit: Drew Costley

Wednesday, June 3: Woods Hole Explorations

8:00  AM:   Breakfast
9:00 AM:    Visit Woods Hole scientists, labs, research vessels (schedule TBD)
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Time off (Gemma trip rain date, if needed)
4:00 PM:    Prepare for mini-symposium
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Thursday, June 4: Symposium/Panel

8:00 AM:   Breakfast
9:00 AM:   SJP fellows mini-symposium
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Time off
4:00 PM:   Panel discussion: CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing: Perspectives from Science, Medicine, Ethics, and Journalism
6:00 PM:   Cocktail hour and lobster dinner with fellows and faculty

Friday, June 5

Breakfast
10:00 AM:  Check out of Swope and depart