Woods Hole enjoys a long-standing heritage in science, evident in the Marine Biological Lab and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Nearby Nobska Lighthouse and the bio-rich shoreline are satisfying places for curious minds to explore.
“But science also begets art. The Geo-strophic String Quartet, led by a former WHOI researcher, has played concerts at the village historical museum. Local ceramic artist Joan Lederman creates glazes from sediments collected on the ocean floor. The public radio station WCAI broadcasts “One Species at a Time” from a 19th-century captain’s house on Water Street. The Woods Hole Film Festival, now in its 23rd season, is planning a “Bringing Science to the Screen” program. Even at Pie in the Sky, a well-loved village coffee shop with every genus of bakery items, I sat in front of a display on the science of coffee roasting, wondering whether the man at the counter ordering a latte has been awarded a Nobel Prize yet.” – Sean Nielsen
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