“The Sea Around Us: You Are What You Drink,” will celebrate the 11th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on October 1, beginning in Little Compton, Rhode Island and ending in Woods Hole. The schedule of events is below. Details are subject to change, and new events will be added.
For more information, visit woodshole.com and tune into media sponsor WCAI to find out about special offers from Woods Hole restaurants and retailers!
Saturday, September 30
Explore the big science happening in the little village of Woods Hole, all within walking distance. Better yet, take the Shining Sea Bikeway into town!
MBL Pierce Exhibit Center, 100 Water St.
11:00am to 4:00pm
Colorful exhibits tell the story of the Marine Biological Laboratory and its impact on life sciences. Live animals, stunning underwater video footage, a hands-on microscope, and an interactive squid are all part of the visitor experience.
WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center, 15 School St.
Discover the research happening at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the tools of their trade; get a glimpse into a day in the life of the deep submersible Alvin, the discovery of the Titanic, and much more.
Woods Hole Science Aquarium, 166 Water St.
Home to more than 140 species of marine mammals, the aquarium offers touch tanks of lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and starfish, just to name a few. Consider scheduling your visit around the daily seal feeding, most days at 11 and 4 – a crowd-pleaser for all ages and a great photo opportunity. Complimentary parking is available.
Woods Hole Historical Museum, 579 Woods Hole Rd.
On View: “Navigating the Seas by the Sun and the Stars: Sailing the Waters of New England” and “A History of Shellfishing on Cape Cod”
Gallery Talk – “The History of the Pacific Guano Company”
Debbie Scanlon, Executive Director, Woods Hole Historical Museum
Zephyr Education Center Foundation, 97 Water St.
Kids and adults will be captivated by the Augmented Reality Sandbox, a portable version of the virtual reality system used in the Zephyr’s Ocean Science and Technology Program.
Afternoon Screening with UnderCurrent Productions, WHOI Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St.
Enjoy a 2-hour screening of short films by UnderCurrent Productions featuring the award-winning documentary, “The Watershed.”
A Night at the Movies with Woods Hole Film Festival, WHOI Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St.
Catch a special repeat screening of Craig Leeson’s feature documentary, “A Plastic Ocean” from the 2017 Woods Hole Film Festival.
Sunday, October 1
Self-Guided Tour: “Discover Woods Hole” App
It’s not all about the science! Download the “Discover Woods Hole” app on your iPhone or iPad. Take in all the tiny, booming village has to offer, including waterfront restaurants, local arts, and iconic photo opportunities, such as the Rachel Carson statue in Waterfront Park by Barnstable sculptor David Lewis, known for his iconic sculpture of John F. Kennedy, located in front of the JFK Hyannis Museum.
Watershed Ride Finish Line Party, MBL Swope Center, 250 MBL St.
Join the cheering section to welcome the riders and cap off this amazing 100-mile bike ride, spanning Little Compton, R.I. to Woods Hole, all in support of Buzzards Bay Coalition’s vital work to protect and promote clean waters. Cyclists are expected to reach the finish line between 2 and 4.