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.

Some speakers have provided personal websites or recent publications, which are linked in their description below.

Date Speaker
May 28, 2019 Carrie Gray, UMaine-Orono (view publication)
June 4, 2019 Kate Sampson, NOAA
June 11, 2019 Alix Laferriere, The Nature Conservancy, Maine
June 18, 2019 Anna Mercer, NOAA
June 25, 2019 Carrie Grube, 2019 Scientist-in-Residence Fellow
July 2, 2019 Lauren McQuinn, 2019 Scientist-in-Residence Fellow
July 9, 2019 Dan Sampson, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management
July 16, 2019 Michael Marchand, Nongame & Endangered Program Supervisor, NH Fish & Game (view publication)
July 23, 2019 Sarah Gaichas, Research Fishery Biologist, Ecosystems Assessments and Dynamics, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA
July 30, 2019 Cynthia Wigren, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
August 6, 2019 Jennifer Miksis-Olds, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, University of New Hampshire (view publication)
August 13, 2019 Ru Morrison, NERACOOS