Dear SML alumni and friends,
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. Over the weekend, I spoke to a big crowd at the Kittery Maine Environmental Film Festival. I shared SML research that focuses on the impacts of ocean plastic pollution on marine wildlife. Did you know that scientists estimate by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean? I invite you to ponder what change could you make today to reduce the amount of plastic you use. Click
to get ideas and remember: reduce, reuse, and recycle!
We are quite busy in the SML office right now getting ready for summer 2019: innovative new courses (see below), fascinating internships, and exciting outreach programs are all in the works. YOU make this possible through your annual financial support. Your generosity and support is what inspires and enables SML staff and faculty to work hard year round to make SML programs engaging and pioneering. You are the reason SML can provide outstanding experiential, place-based education and support innovative research programs focused on understanding and sustaining the marine environment. On behalf of the SML staff, faculty and students, thank you for your contributions to our annual fund. If you would like offer your support, please click