Rock Talks

Our Tuesday evening Rock Talk series is a long-standing and well-loved tradition at SML. Historically, faculty members and guest speakers would gather students out on the rocky shoreline of Appledore Island (giving the Rock Talk series its name), and present anything from a natural history seminar to a demonstration dissection. Today, the tradition continues with a post-dinner presentation followed by lively discussion in Kiggins Commons. Each rock talk highlights the work of visiting scholars, alumni, faculty, or staff, and presents a new and exciting perspective on science. The entire island community comes together for these events.

Date Speaker
May 30, 2017 Mark Laidre, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth
June 6, 2017 Fortunat Mueller, Co-Founder, ReVision Energy
June 13, 2017 Amy Knowlton, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, New England Aquarium
June 20, 2017 Merritt Carey, Board, Tenants Harbor Fishermans Co-op
June 27, 2017 Jeff Podos, Biology Department, UMass Amherst
July 4, 2017 Josh Drew, Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of Biodiversity, Columbia University
July 11, 2017 Eric Cordes, Department of Biology, Temple University
July 18, 2017 Dany Adams, Department of Biology, Tufts University
July 25, 2017 Molly Lutcavage, School for the Environment, UMass Boston
August 1, 2017 Chris Glass, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire
August 15, 2017 James Sulikowski, Marine Science Center, University of New England