Shoals Marine Laboratory 1966-2016
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Shoals Marine Laboratory! SML is extremely excited to celebrate a half-century of marine science education and research on Appledore Island. What began as a marine science summer course on Star Island in the summer of 1966 led by Dr. John Kingsbury has grown into a world class marine laboratory that attracts students and renowned scientists from across the globe. Thousands of students, hundreds of faculty, hundreds of staff members, and an engaged community of supporters have led us to this Golden Anniversary year. Join us in 2016 as we reflect on 50 years and look forward to the Next 50!
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Past Special Anniversary Events
Shoals Scientists Speak
August 19, 2016 – Our Celebrate 50 Weekend kick-off event was a huge success! We had a wonderful evening of reflection and science conversation; five prominent SML alumni shared their vision for the next 50 years of ocean science and conservation. Click here to view the full playlist of our speakers' presentations, and click here for the full gallery!
Celebrate 50 Weekend!
August 20–21, 2016 – Shoalers answered the call for a weekend celebration on Appledore Island! SML alumni-led activities included birding, tidepool adventures & crafts for families, and guided island walks! A delicious lobster dinner, live and silent auction, SML Directors' coffee, and Sunday brunch rounded out the weekend. Check out our photo gallery!
Talks & Lectures
|March 19, 2016||6pm||Portsmouth Yacht Club Talk (New Castle, NH)|
|April 12, 2016||6:30pm||Rye Library Talk (Rye, NH)|
|April 29, 2016||7pm||L.L. Bean Lecture Series "The Isles of Shoals: 5,000 Years of Marine Ecology" (Freeport, Maine)|
|May 19, 2016||11am||Piscataqua Garden Club Talk (Portsmouth, NH)|
Rock Talks - weekly speakers to be announced (Appledore Island)
|July 19, 2016||5pm||Rye Beach Club Talk (Rye, NH)|