Research Presentation Information

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UMass Boston’s School for the Environment
Nantucket Semester: LivingLabs
Learn about the on-island science research conducted by the undergraduates during their semester here!

Student Research Poster Session: One-on-one discussions of 16 independent research projects through visual displays
Wednesday, 17 April from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Student Research Presentation: Five Capstone research presentations ranging across human and natural systems
Thursday, 18 April from  5:00 – 8:00 PM

All free and open to the public at the Great Hall, Atheneum  – – JOIN US !

Contact Sarah Oktay for further information –

Northern Lapwings at Bartlett Farm Nantucket


Last Tuesday at Bartlett’s farm resident birding expert Vern Laux and I scouted the goose laden fields for two rare “accidentals”, Northern Lapwings that had blown over the Atlantic’s expanse from coastal Europe. He had been keeping an eye on these birds as no more than two have ever been spotted in the same location in North America.

Behold – There were three at Bartlett’s farm! A historic sighting, and a great experience in the field.


Among hundreds of Canada Geese I also spotted two Snow Geese in brilliant white plumage.