Thursday, Oct. 30 – I Can See For Miles: The Past, Present, and Future of the Nantucket Field Station

Nantucket Field StationWhen: Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Noon – 2:00 pm

Where: Campus Center, 3rd floor Ballroom, section C (3550C), University of Massachusetts Boston

Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The Nantucket Field Station was donated to the University of Massachusetts in 1963 and became a part of the teaching and research activities of UMass Boston when the university first opened its doors in 1965. At this event, part of celebrations around UMass Boston’s 50th anniversary, speakers will discuss the early history of the Field Station, as well as current and future teaching and research activities on the island.

Nantucket Field StationSpeakers include:

  • Richard Gelpke, Professor of Geographic Science (retired), UMass Boston
  • Sarah Oktay, Director of the Nantucket Field Station, UMass Boston
  • Special guest lightning-round panelists, each charged with briefly describing their work with the Field Station, include Ginger Andrews, who has a family connection to the Nantucket Field Station; Robyn Hannigan, Dean of the School for the Environment; Jim Lentowski, Executive Director of the Nantucket Conservation FoundationConevery Valencius, Associate Professor of HistoryJack Wiggin, Director of the Urban Harbors Institute; and Roberta Wollons, Chair and Professor of History.

Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Free and open to the public. RSVP to

Learn more about this event here.

Co-sponsored by the School for the Environment, the Nantucket Field Station, the Urban Harbors Institute, and the Friends of the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.

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