Dear Friends of Shoals Marine Laboratory,
Wishing you all an ocean of joy and happiness this holiday season! Our shared love and concern for ocean health is a core value that unites all of us in the the Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) community. For so many of us, time spent on Appledore Island has ignited our curiosity and enriched our lives. Immersive experiences at SML continue to spark vital discoveries, as each summer we deepen our understanding of the marine world through education and research. With the season of giving upon us, I want every member of the SML community to know that your generosity and gifts of time, funds, and talent have been key to our continued success!
The 2018 numbers clearly demonstrate SML’s achievements. With your help and support, our team welcomed a record number of students and others to experience the magic of Appledore Isla
nd and the Gulf of Maine, including:
- 209 enrollments in 17 courses
- 18 undergraduate research internships
- Dozens of visiting researchers representing many universities, including Cornell, UNH, Dartmouth, Tufts, the University of Massachusetts, and more!
- Over 1,200 participants enjoyed our outreach program
- 120 participants in 9 Adult & Family Programs
As you travel near and far to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, we hope you take with you a sense of satisfaction and appreciation for your part in making this 52
season another successful year for SML!
Thank you again! If you haven’t already contributed to this year’s
, it’s not too late! To help
us reach our goal b
y December 31, 2018, please make a year-end gift today. Your gift is critical to helping SML provide innovative teach, conduct cutting edge research, and offer fabulous outreach programs to the public.