Tentative Course Schedule: 2021

Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL

Environmental Hands-On Research Course (Tentative Schedule)

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, 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
  • MBL Library Rare Books/Nobel Prizes

12:00 PM:   Lunch
1:30 PM:     To lab: Course goals and lab intro
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Friday, May 28

8:00 AM:   Breakfast
9:00 AM:   Field work at Waquoit Bay
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM     Collecting trip on RV Gemma and tour of MBL Marine Resources Center
6:00 PM:    Dinner with Biomedical Fellows
7:30 PM:    Data after Dark (lab work)

Saturday, May 29

8:00 AM:   Breakfast
9:00 AM:   Field work at Waquoit Bay
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:30 PM:    Lab analysis of nutrients
6:00 PM:    Dinner
7:00 PM:    Data after Dark (lab work)

Photo credit: Michael Werner

Credit: Michael Werner

Sunday, May 30

9:00 AM:   Breakfast
11:00 AM:  Leave for whale-watch excursion (optional), or fellows can choose to take day off.

Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day)

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

Tuesday, June 1

8:00 AM:    Breakfast with guest scientist
9:00 AM:    Lab work
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Calculations and data interpretation
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Wednesday, June 2

8:00 AM:    Breakfast
9:30 AM:    Lab; prepare presentation for mini-symposium
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Lab; prepare presentation for mini-symposium
3:30 PM:    Panel discussion (topic TBA)
6:00 PM:    Dinner

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

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

Thursday; June 3

8:00  AM:   Breakfast with guest scientist
9:00 AM:    Lab
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Time off (Gemma trip rain date, if needed)
3:00 PM:    Prepare for mini-symposium
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Friday, June 4

8:00 AM:   Breakfast
9:00 AM:   SJP fellows mini-symposium
11:30 AM:   Class photo on Lillie steps
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Woods Hole explorations (visit labs, vessels, etc.)
3:00 PM:   Time off
6:00 PM:   Cocktail hour and lobster dinner with fellows and faculty

Saturday, June 5

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