The Island View
Monthly Newsletter
January 2018
Dear Friends of Shoals Marine Laboratory,

“It was a happy thought to bring. To the dark season’s frost and rime. This painted memory of spring, this dream of summer-time.” – John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) , member of the Appledore Art Colony and renowned American poet

One of the great pleasures of working at Shoals Marine Laboratory is that the vibrancy of summer is never far from my mind, even in the quiet slumber of New England winter. Last weekend, I spoke to a wonderful crowd at the Isles of Shoals Historical and Research Association (ISHRA) Annual Meeting. I spoke about tern chicks and swarming gulls. I could almost hear that “cack cack cack” of an incoming, diving tern protecting her chicks.

Plans are underway here on the mainland for summer 2018 at SML. Innovative new courses and internships and exciting outreach programs are all in the works. YOU make this possible! I am thrilled to announce that we reached our 2017 SML Fund goal of $250,000!

Your generosity and support is what inspires and enables SML staff and faculty to make SML programs engaging and pioneering, year after year. You are the reason SML can provide outstanding experiential, place-based education and innovative research programs focused on understanding and sustaining the marine environment. On behalf of SML's staff and faculty, thank you, THANK YOU! We're excited for all that 2018 will bring, and we look forward to sharing our successes along the way!
With deep appreciation and warm wishes,
Jennifer Seavey, Ph.D.
Kingsbury Executive Director
Shoals Marine Laboratory
February 7th Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
UNH Durham Campus
Paul Creative Arts Center
6:00 – 9:00pm

Join  SML  and the  UNH Department of Art and Art History  for a film screening and panel discussion about American Impressionism in New England – specifically the artists and influence of the Appledore Art Colony. The film will be The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism , which includes scenes filmed on Appledore Island and expert commentary about Childe Hassam, Celia Thaxter, and Celia's island garden.
Poppies, Isles of Shoals
Childe Hassam (1891)
After the film, hear from panelists:
  • Dr. Jennifer Seavey (SML)
  • Alastair Dacey (Fine Art Painter & SML Artist-in-Residence)
  • John Forti (Executive Director, Bedrock Gardens)
  • Carol Scollans (Senior Lecturer in Art, UMass Boston)

Panel moderated by Doug Nelson (Ledges Gallery, NH Fine Art).
Special thanks to Grant Drumheller (Professor of Art, UNH).

This film screening is free and open to all!

Marine Ecological Genomics Course Coming to SML!
This summer, we will be offering a new undergraduate course: Marine Ecological Genomics (May 28 – June 11, 2018). You may remember reading about our Genomics Internship in newsletters from summer 2016. Building off the success of that internship, Dr. David Plachetzki (Assistant Professor in UNH's Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences) has designed a Marine Ecological Genomics course that provides immersive training in emerging practices in marine ecological genomics research.

Dr. Plachetzki’s course will combine field components with an introduction to common genomics approaches including: next generation sequence analysis, phylogenomics, differential gene expression, and population genomics. Students in the course will come away with a better understanding of the application of genetic variation within and between species, and how it can be used to better understand ecological and evolutionary processes.

Dr. David Plachetzki, SML faculty for Marine Ecological Genomics 2018.
Scientist-in-Residence Fellows
SML is currently accepting applications for this summer's Scientist-in-Residence Fellowship (SIRF) program on Appledore Island. The SIRF program supports two early-career scientists by providing financial support for residential research time that can be used for data analysis, manuscript preparation, experimentation, and collaboration, among others. Fellows become an integral part of SML's undergraduate research internship program by supporting and mentoring interns, while simultaneously enhancing the research breadth at SML with their own expertise.

Priority will be given to one postdoctoral researcher and one assistant professor. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2018.

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2017 SIRF fellows with student researchers and interns at the SML Research Symposium.
2018 Public Programs!
Come experience SML's innovative public programming this summer, and enjoy the magic of Appledore Island and the Isles of Shoals. Each of our public programs is  all-inclusive , and their unique themes  reflect SML's mission to educate visitors about the island environment and sustainability. 
Celia Thaxter's Garden Tours
10 tour dates in summer 2018

Step back in time and experience the unique beauty of Celia Thaxter's historic, reconstructed garden on Appledore Island. Garden tour tickets make great Valentine's Day or Mother's Day gifts! (Hint hint!)

2018 Dates:  June 26, June 30, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 14, August 17, August 20
Marine Science for Teachers
July 30 August 5, 2018

Calling all New Hampshire teachers! Registration is open for this summer's Marine Science for Teachers Workshop! Spend 7 days and 6 nights on Appledore Island exploring how to utilize inquiry-based marine science activities in your curriculums. CEUs included. Spots fill quickly, so register early if interested!
We're Hiring Seasonal Staff
Join our team! Seasonal staff positions at SML are unique, rewarding, and challenging! Our staff serve the island community in many capacities: research vessel captains, engineers, chefs, and academic/outreach personnel. Positions are full-time, May-September. Staff work 5 days/week on Appledore Island with room & board provided. Time-off housing is available locally (Seacoast area). Applicants should be interested in sustainable living on a remote island field station and should enjoy teamwork, positivity, and a tight-knit community atmosphere.

Applications are being accepted for several different positions on a rolling basis. Click here for more information about available positions and employment.
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Shoals Marine Laboratory is a joint partnership between
Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire.