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?

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

Beach Sisters

Beach Sisters is a collaborative program between Northeastern’s Marine Science Center & Girls Inc of Lynn. You can learn more about the program from this link:  https://cos.northeastern.edu/marinescience/outreach/beach-sisters-program/ The Beach Sister Peer Leaders had a busy year sharing their passion for our marine environment. In addition to teaching weekly marine science lessons to elementary and middle school girls at Girls Inc., they were actively involved in … Continue reading Beach Sisters

Sustainable Choices for Healthy Oceans

Health of the oceans If the Oceans were to go to the doctors for a physical, they would be told that they are overheated, acidifying, and full of trash; but this isn’t a new diagnosis. On a global scale, the ocean surface (upper ~250 ft) has warmed by about 0.2 degrees fahrenheit every 10 years from 1971-2010 (IPCC ). Since the early 1800s, the oceans … Continue reading Sustainable Choices for Healthy Oceans