Saturday, May 16, 2015
This event offers visitors a fantastic opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Friday Harbor Labs. Come check out the world-renowned research and teaching facilities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open for self-guided tours. Scientists and students will showcase their marine science research, answer questions and provide demonstrations. There will be posters, marine plants and animals, microscopes, plankton sampling and observations, and activities for visitors of all ages. Bring the whole family!
The public is invited to learn more marine zoology, botany, fisheries, oceanography and the equipment used by scientists in these fields. People can step aboard and tour our 58’ research vessel, the R/V Centennial, and check out its remotely operated vehicle (ROV), oceanographic tools, and high-tech sonar systems.
Join us for interactive SCUBA demonstrations on the dock at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30!
There will be three scientific lectures presented in the FHL Lecture Hall.
- • 1 pm: “A Short History of the Friday Harbor Labs: 1904-2015”
- Dr. Claudia Mills
- • 2 pm: “Trans-Generational Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Molluscs”
- Dr. Carolyn Friedman
• 3 pm: “The Known, the Unknown, and the Misknown: Biodiversity of the Most- Studied
Photo: Kathleen BallardMarine Fauna in the U.S.”
- Dr. Gustav Paulay
Sturdy shoes are recommended because the tour route includes rough dock planks,
gravel paths and trails.
We will serve free popcorn in the tradition of Friday Harbor Laboratories’ Open Houses, and light refreshments will be available in the Dining Hall for a small fee.
620 University Road, Friday Harbor. Parking is limited so carpools are encouraged.
FHL Illg Distinguished Lectureship
Professor Stefan Bengtson, Swedish Museum of Natural History
July 2, 2015
Professor Stefan Bengtson works on early animal evolution, particularly from around the time of the Cambrian Explosion, about 550 million years ago. This involves studies of everything from skeletal remains to fossilized embryos.
The Illg Distinguished Lectureship is presented in honor of Professor Paul L. Illg, who made many contributions to FHL as a scientist, teacher, mentor and friend. Paul excelled as a faculty member of the UW Zoology Department from 1952-1982. An expert in the biology of crustaceans, he participated in many summer sessions at FHL. He invited world-renowned scholars to FHL to join him in teaching invertebrate biology and thus greatly enhanced the quality of the graduate program and research at the Laboratories. The lectureship endowment was established through memorial gifts from Paul's family, friends and colleagues.
San Juan Community Theater, 7:30 pm (no admission charge)
Jazz at the Labs
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Friday Harbor Laboratories will hold its 15th annual Jazz at the Labs this August. Please join us for a fabulous dinner in the FHL historic Dining Hall at 6:00 and prepare yourself for an evening of amazing music provided by the San Juan Jazz Quintet and Seattle's Jazz Coalescence. All proceeds from Jazz at the Labs will benefit the Friday Harbor Laboratories K-12 Science Outreach Program in the San Juan Island Elementary, Middle, and High Schools and the Spring Street International School. Reservations for the event are strongly recommended. We sell out! For reservations and more information, please call Friday Harbor Laboratories at 378-2165 ext. 0.