Women in Science at MES: Building Knowledge and Pathways to Positive Change

This Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting faculty who are advancing scientific knowledge and removing barriers for the next generation of women in STEM.  Continue reading Women in Science at MES: Building Knowledge and Pathways to Positive Change

Harbor habitats and more: ways to learn about the intertidal from home

Northeastern’s Marine Science Center has long provided resources for teachers to enhance their field trip experiences, but now these tools are available online for anyone interested in learning about the intertidal zone from home. The Educator Resources site is catered toward every level of education, with lessons suited for students from early elementary school through high school, and seeks to translate research completed by Northeastern … Continue reading Harbor habitats and more: ways to learn about the intertidal from home

New England salt marshes: so great, it’s Madness?

April 1, 2019 This past Monday, we hosted our latest Science Cafe, MarshMadness, showcasing the curiosities and intricacies of one of our favorite coastal habitats, the salt marsh. Marshes may not feature in this month’s basketball brackets, but our speakers made sure to highlight many reasons why studying, monitoring, and restoring salt marshes are slam dunks for coastal conservation. Dr. Robert Buchsbaum of Mass Audubon … Continue reading New England salt marshes: so great, it’s Madness?

If not you, then who?

Lynn youth use their voices to champion storm drain improvements. Last month I had the pleasure of representing Northeastern University Marine Science Center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event put on by Lynn Community Association. On the drive in, I was listening to a segment on WGBH Boston on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, discussing the importance of face to … Continue reading If not you, then who?

Weird Mollusks Science Café

“What a great concept. The only thing better than talking about sea shells, is talking about sea shells over great beer and great food,” recounted T.J. Cullinane when asked about his experience at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center’s latest Science Café. The event, an informal night of science, occurred on Monday, November 5th at Gulu-Gulu in Salem. Following Halloween, the theme featured the weird science of mollusks—a group of invertebrates including … Continue reading Weird Mollusks Science Café