In This Issue. . .
  • 5 Things Worth Sharing
  • Video
  • Reminders
  • New Members  
  • Social Media
5 Things Worth Sharing
1.  Grant Matched!
This past August, we received a $15,000 matching grant to fund marine research and our aquarium from the Triad Foundation.  Nearly one month ahead of the Triad Foundation’s November 18 deadline, the MMA exceeded the match. Forty-six individuals made donations totaling nearly $18,000 as of October 15; nearly $3,000 above the goal.  This means the MMA has received over $33,000.  Thank you to the Triad Foundation and all of our generous donors!
2.  2017 Member Benefits
It's not too early to be thinking about next year and purchasing your membership to the MMA.  In 2017, we'll have more "Members Only" events for adults, children, and families.  Discounts on camps and programs will continue to be a benefit of membership, too.  We also heard that Members get to register early for camp! So now is the time to renew.

Memberships are valid now thru 12/31/17.
3. Music and Science - A Special Collaboration
Set against a spectacular night sky, and a warm October night, the Women’s Chorus of Nantucket offered their voices to the heavens with three star-themed songs at the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association’s Loines Observatory. The performance was held on Wednesday, October 19th at an event celebrating the extraordinary women of Nantucket.  

Click on video below to hear one
of their songs!  
4. Fall and Winter Programs
Fall and Winter programs are now posted online.  These programs have limited space so be sure to sign up soon!  Our programs range from family programs, to afterschool camp, and winter camps.  Make sure to get outside as much as possible before the cold hits!  We are especially excited to bring back "Falconry: On the Hunt" program for its third year.  Only 20 spots available! 
5. Adam Bloom Scholarship Fund
Susan and Howard Bloom have announced the Adam Bloom Scholarship Fund for children interested in participating in the Maria Mitchell Association’s (MMA) winter and spring vacation camp programs which will again be running in December and April. Applications, available at, are now being accepted for the MMA’s Winter Discovery Camp which will run December 27th – 30th. Over these four days, campers will understand how nature inspires artists, engineers, and new technologies. They will explore a variety of habitats, design outdoor sculptures, create their own animal superhero, build robots, and learn about the significance of MMA’s scientific collections. They will also build a Nantucket nature collection of their own to take home. This camp is appropriate for children ages 7-11.

Music and Science Event Video
 "Blue Moon" by the Women's Chorus of Nantucket  
Nantucket Harbor Maps - Think Holiday Gifts!
Only a limited amount of these unique harbor maps are left.  Don't miss out on your chance to own a piece of history while supporting the preservation of rare Nantucket biological collections at the MMA.

Call 508-228-9198 to purchase.
MMA at Ladies Night
Join us for Ladies Night at Bartlett's Farm on November 2nd.  We will be selling various items from our museum gift shops. 

Give the gift of science!

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
New Members
  Welcome New & Renewing Members!
Dr. Jayne & Rivart Prats
Josh Witty & Kwan Buadam
Peter & Kyung Bordes
Christine & Taylor Ellis
Pamelee & Raymond Murphy
Brian Croshaw & Brian Saluzzo
Dr. Philip & Lee Zinn
Tom & Monica McCasland
Betty Zinn
Dr. Nancy Chanover
Michael & Mary Ellen Boylan
Joseph & Tiffany Noonan
Lee & Priscilla Saperstein
David Douty & Oliver Bender
Libby & Charles Gibson

Kermit & Priscilla Roosevelt
Tharon & Lee Dunn
Peter Ginn
Anne Maria Bratton
Judith Deutsch & Norman Graham
Thomas & Eloise Ingram
Stephen Chase & Patricia Schiller-Chase
Marsha & Bob Egan
Tom & Kim Griswold
Frances Karttunen & Alfred Crosby
Melinda & William Gardner
Fabio Alexander V
Karoly & Henry Gutman
Dr. Geral Platt
Edmund & Barbara Hajim
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