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 29, 2018 Iain Stenhouse, Senior Science Director and Marine Bird Program Director, Biodiversity Research Institute
June 5, 2018 Robert Steneck, Professor, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine
June 12, 2018 Lisa Sette, Center for Coastal Studies
June 19, 2018 Brian Skerry, Photojournalist
June 26, 2018 Cameron Wake, Research Professor, Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire
July 3, 2018 Gemma Clucas, Post Doc, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire
July 10, 2018 Justin McAlister, Associate Professor, Biology Department, College of the Holy Cross
July 17, 2018 Ru Morrison, Executive Director, NERACOOS
July 24, 2018 Heidi Weiskel, Staff Scientist, Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide
July 31, 2018 Mike Sigler, Program Leader, Habitat and Ecological Process Research Program, NOAA’s AK Fisheries Science Center
August 7, 2018 Randi Rotjan, Research Assistant Professor of Biology, Boston University
August 14, 2018 Greg Skomal, Senior Fisheries Biologist, Massachusetts Marine Fisheries