Summer workshops at the DMC are fun, entertaining and engaging. Many are offered directly through the DMC; others are hosted by local non-profits and educational organizations. Additional workshops will be added as they become announced.
Algal Culture Techniques Workshops, June 2-8 and June 9-15
Offered at the DMC by the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota at the Bigelow Laboratories for Ocean Sciences this workshop covers basic and advanced techniques for raising marine phytoplankton. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop, June 25-29, 2013
A DMC workshop for college and university instructors of developmental biology.
Natural Science Illustration, August 5-9, 2013
A DMC workshop for anyone interested in the intersection of art and science.
This workshop is designed for college and university faculty members, especially post-docs and graduate students about to begin teaching developmental biology. It provides basic hands-on experience with some organisms commonly studied in teaching laboratories. These include sea urchins and sand dollars, planaria, Drosophila, chick embryos, Spirostomum, Hydra, Lumbriculus, and flowering plants. Techniques will range from classical microsurgical techniques to fluorescence microscopy and applications of reporter gene technology.
In 2013, DBTW, which has been extended to four and one-half days as a result of support from the Society for Developmental Biology, will add a section on plant development taught by guest instructor, Dr. Mark Spiro, Bucknell University, PA. This component will include basic methods for the C-fern (Ceratopteris) as a model system for teaching plant developmental biology, and some simple hormone response bioassays in plants. It will emphasize preparation and presentation of teaching lab experiences for developmental biology courses.
This course also has proven useful for experienced developmental biology teachers wishing to diversify their laboratory courses. There is considerable sharing of techniques and ideas among participants as well as informal socializing and a course-ending New England lobster lunch.
Dr. Leland Johnson*, Augustana College, SD
Dr. Eric Cole, St. Olaf College, MN
Guest Instructor, Dr. Mark Spiro, Bucknell University, PA
- Date: June 25-29, 2013
- Cost: $525.
- DMC room and board is optional and incurs addition fees.
$33/person/night (double occupancy)
$49.50/person/night (single occupancy as space permits)
$178: Tuesday breakfast through Saturday lunch.
- Registration deadline: extended to May 1st.
- Logistical notes: Workshop begins 8am Tuesday morning and concludes around noon on Saturday. It is a DBTW tradition to cap off the workshop with a lobster lunch at a local eatery. We recommend a Monday afternoon arrival and late afternoon departure on Saturday, or Sunday morning.
Developmental Biology 2013 Registration Form (pdf)
Developmental Biology 2013 Workshop Schedule (pdf)
The workshop schedule for 2013 will be posted when it becomes available.
The Natural Science Illustration Workshop is for anyone interested in the intersection of art and science. Whether you want to illustrate your natural history journal with sketches or watercolor, hone your observational skills and artistic talents to create scientifically accurate drawings, or bring art and science into the classroom, instructor David Wheeler will take you where you want to go. No prior art training required for this five day workshop. Participants can explore one of the following tracks:
1. Natural Science Illustration and Museum Model Making
Instruction for students, artists, scientists, museum personnel, and anyone interested in bridging art and science. Investigation will include close observation methods, the instruments and techniques of science drawing, and the creation of museum models (species and objects) in fiberglass, plaster, clay and other media.
2. Inviting Creativity: a workshop for artists and writers
"The sea is as near as we come to another world." -- Anne Stevenson
This study prepares artists and writers for emersion in this other world, an opportunity to focus on the phenomena, mystery, and inspiration of the sea and shore. Initial sessions will cover the heightening of the senses and "reading" the sea: its fathoms and alien life, its rhythms and correspondence. Then, for each participant, a kit -- a collection of ephemera, objects, species -- each one subtly suggesting a theme: the scallop shell's role in medieval crusades; the murex snail and the reign of kings; a fish out of time; the crab's part in modern medicine. Setting these clues in motion, writers and artists will create stories and images to share as readings and exhibitions at DMC and beyond.
3. Linking Art and Science: A Workshop in Creative Projects for Students
Instruction for teachers, elementary through college. Investigation will include science illustration for students, teaching scientific method, Inquiry/Image/Imagination, lessons from the NY State Olympics for the Visual Arts, and mapping as insight and orientation.
- Instructor: David Wheeler, B.F.A., M.F.A., teaches at the Pratt Institute's Center Extension Campus at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. He has made life-sized models of dinosaurs for the American Museum of Natural History and the Osaka Museum of Natural History in Japan. He is a veteran marine science illustrator whose art work is in the permanent collections of museums, universities, and marine centers in this country and abroad.
- Date: August 5-9, 2013
- Cost: $370.
- DMC room and board is optional and incurs addition fees.
- $33/person/night (double occupancy).
- $49.50/person/night (single occupancy as space permits)
- $16.50/person/night (student rate applies to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. High school students are welcome to take the workshop, but must be accompanied by an adult if staying on campus.)
- Meal plan
- $160.00 full meal plan: Monday breakfast through Friday lunch
- $50.00 lunches only Monday-Friday
- Registration deadline: June 1
- Logistical notes: The workshop will begin mid-morning Monday and concludes mid-afternoon on Friday. Open studio time with the instructor is optional Monday-Thursday evenings. If you are coming from a distance and need to make travel arrangements, we recommend a Sunday afternoon arrival, and a late-afternoon departure on Friday, or Saturday morning.