Events at the MSC
SUMMER CINEMA BY THE SEA
This program will take place at the Marine Science Center. Popcorn and lemonade will be served half an hour before the start of the program, and the program will last for 1-1.5 hours. The MSC is ADA-accessible, and no reservations are required to attend the lecture.
THE DAWN OF THE OCEANS
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:00pm
Oceanographers have been gripped by a new spirit of discovery and have undertaken the biggest population census of ocean species ever conducted—a “Census of Marine Life”. The quest: to find out when and where it all began. Where did the water come from? How was life created in the oceans? And how did it evolve to the enormous diversity we see today? Join National Geographic as we travel more than 4 billion years into the past to uncover how oceans and marine life came to exist.
BENEATH THE WAVES - MINI FILM FESTIVAL
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7:00pm
We will be screening a number of short films during this Mini-Festival, which stems from the larger Beneath the Waves Film Festival, now in its fourth year. Its aim is encourage, inspire, and educate scientists, advocates, and the general public to produce and promote open-access, engaging marine-issue documentaries. Its goal is to facilitate widespread science communication by bringing together marine films from around the world for open discussion, while also providing hands-on educational opportunities for researchers interested in film and media outreach. The Festival has solicited hundreds of films from seven continents and engaged hundreds of scientists, filmmakers, and students worldwide.
BETWEEN THE TIDES
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:00pm
Ed Ricketts was a pioneer of ecology as a scientific discipline, and his book Between Pacific Tides remains the primary reference on west coast marine invertebrates. Between The Tides follows retired marine biologist Bud Laurent on a quest to reconnect with some old friends, naturalists whose lives embody the sense of wonder and free spirited curiosity that made Ricketts a great scientist and “The Renaissance Man of Cannery Row.” This event will be co-hosted by Northeastern's Humanities Center. The screening of Between the Tides will be followed by a discussion of Steinbeck's legacy on Cannery Row led by Erika Koss, Assistant Dean in NU's College of Social Sciences and Humanities and former Program Director at the National Steinbeck Center.