Summer 2016 public events kick off July 1


Public Laboratory Tours

Bigelow Laboratory is offering two public tours of its research facilities this summer. Guests will be guided through the laboratory spaces of our scientists and will learn more about current research projects being conducted. The tours are free, open to the public, and appropriate for children age 10 and older. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. No pets are allowed. The Laboratory is handicapped accessible and parking is available on site.

July 1 - 3 to 4:30 p.m.

August 12 - 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Please call (207) 315-2567 x 104 or email to reserve your tour space.

Open House

Bigelow Laboratory is preparing to inspire all ages once again at its annual open house! This event will include demonstrations by Bigelow scientists, plankton tows and microscope viewing, hands-on science experiments, a "mad scientist" photo booth, marine microbe-inspired arts and crafts, and more. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Check our website in early July for a schedule of demonstrations and other open house activities.

July 15 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cafe Sci: Changing Climate, Changing Ocean

Researchers at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences have made climate change, its effect of marine environments, and the consequences our planet faces because of the changing ocean a top priority in many of their research topics. The 2016 Cafe Sci lecture series will highlight the research of Bigelow scientists who are working to expand our understanding of the Earth’s changing climate and ocean.

For the first year ever, all Cafe Sci lectures will be held at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences' new campus located at 60 Bigelow Drive in East Boothbay, Maine. The talks occur from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday evening from July 5 through August 23.

This series is free and open to the public. Visitors this summer will also be able to experience a large-scale art installation created by the Laboratory’s first official Artist-in-Residence, Carter Shappy.

July 5 - Beth Orcutt - If a frozen lake burps methane into the atmosphere and no one is around to see it, did it happen?

July 12 - Cindy Heil - Do toxic algal blooms affect you?

July 19 - Mike Lomas - How do temperature fluctuations ripple through the Arctic food web?

July 26 - Ben Twining - What does melting Arctic ice mean for phytoplankton?

August 2 - Paty Matrai - Just how much micro and nano plastics are we ingesting when we eat seafood?

August 9 - Joaquín Martínez Martínez - How many viruses are in a teaspoon of seawater? What difference does it make?

August 16 - Nichole Price - Is seafood secure?

August 23 - Christoph Aeppli - What happens if there is an oil spill in the Arctic?

For additional information, please visit the Summer 2016 Events page on Bigelow’s website here.