Summer public events at Laboratory


Many opportunities exist for the public to visit and learn about Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences this summer. Cafe Sci presentations run every Tuesday beginning June 24 from 6:00-7:00 pm.This year's series of "Science Conversations along the Maine Coast" celebrates 40 years of discovery. Beginning July 11, public tours will run on alternating Friday afternoons from 3:00-4:30 pm. Tours will take place on July 11, July 25, August 8 and August 25. To accommodate visitors, please reserve a place in advance by calling 207-315-2567, ext. 104. Our annual open house is set for August 1, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. All are invited to attend.

Details of each event follows: 2014 Cafe Sci Summer Schedule Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm July 1- August 26 Boothbay Opera House, Boothbay Harbor June 24, July 8 The venue will change to Bigelow Laboratory for Oceans Science and Education Campus, East Boothbay

June 24 Celebrating the birth of Bigelow Laboratory: Early stories Clarice Yentsch, co-founder of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Spencer Apollonio, author Edward Gilfillan, retired scientist

July 1: "What I did on my summer vacation" ... A 14-year-old's perspective of global ocean research at Bigelow Laboratory, 40 years later William Balch, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

July 8: 40 years of energy innovation: Over Yonder Cay, an example of the new energy frontier Ed Bosarge, Capital Technologies

July 15: 40 years of oil spill research: New ways of looking at old problems Christoph Aeppli, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

July 22: 40 years of change in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem

Nick Record, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

July 29: 40 years of mentoring; 25 years of BLOOM Thomas Keller, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, Maine STEM Council

August 5: 40 years of coral reefs: fragile or resilient ecosystems? Nichole Price, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

August 12: 40 years of changing ocean color John Cullen, Dalhousie University

August 19: 40 years of discovery and what lies ahead Colin Woodard, Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram Graham Shimmield, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Note: The Cafe Sci schedule has changed from what had been previously published. The August 19th event was originally to be a presentation by Dr. Richard Spinrad was canceled. In its place, the August 26th presentation by Dr. Graham Shimmield and Colin Woodard was moved up to August 19. This will be the final presentation in the series. No program is scheduled for August 26. We hope you have enjoyed the season! Public Tours of Bigelow Laboratory Fridays July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22 3:00-4:30 pm Please call in advance to reserve space at 207-315-2567, extension 104. Annual Open House Friday August 1 10:00 am to 3:00 pm