• Feb05
    MG Talks: Carin Ashjian, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Exploring Ice Covered Arctic Seas: Oceanography from the Icebreaker USCGC Healy

    Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Registration : MG Talks are free. Donations welcome at the door.

    Audience: General Audience

    Carin Ashjian is a biologist whose research has taken her to both poles. Carin's focus is the ecology of zooplankton in polar regions (Arctic and Antarctic), particularly since these ecosystems may be significantly impacted by climate change. She'll be talking about her work aboard the 420' icebreaker, Healy.

    MG Talks are free. Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Donations are welcome at the door.

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  • Feb10
    Working Waterfront Writers Group Session II

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Registration : No charge to participate.

    Audience: Adults

    The Gloucester Writers Center and Maritime Gloucester are offering a writers group for current and past waterfront workers led by the Writers Center’s Amanda Cook. This is an open group. New writers are welcome! There is no charge to participate in the Writers Group.

    Meets 5 times every other Tuesday Feb. 10 – April 7 from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop – Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom (down the walkway to the pier).

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  • Feb12
    MG Talks: Liz Magee, Northeastern University, Living Under the Sea: Cousteau's Mission 31

    Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Registration : MG Talks are free. Donations welcome at the door.

    Audience: general audience

    Earlier this year, Northeastern University joined forces with Fabien Cousteau for an incredible month of underwater research, exploration, and outreach as part of Mission 31. Liz Magee, the Northeastern's Three Seas Program Coordinator and Dive Safety Officer, spent two weeks living 63 feet below the surface in the Aquarius reefbase off the Florida Keys.  Liz, Fabien and the other aquanauts undertook studies related to physical changes impacting the marine environment due to changing climate. An overview of life undersea, as well as research objectives, will be shared in this multimedia presentation.  

    MG Talks are free. Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Donations are welcome at the door.

    (Photo Credit: Kip Evans)

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  • Feb15
    James Cameron's Deep Sea Challenge

    Sunday, February 15, 2015, 6:30 pm

    Tickets at Cape Ann Cinema & Stage : $10.50 ADULTS * $9.00 STUDENTS & SENIORS (60+) * $7.50 CINEMA AND MARITIME GLOUCESTER MEMBERS

    Audience: All ages

    MG Film Series at Cape Ann Community Cinema & Stage

    As a boy, filmmaker James Cameron dreamed of a journey to the deepest part of the ocean. This film is the dramatic fulfillment of that dream. It chronicles Cameron’s solo dive to the depths of the Mariana Trench—nearly seven miles beneath the ocean’s surface—piloting a submersible he designed himself. The risks were astounding. The footage is breathtaking. JAMES CAMERON’S DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D is a celebration of science, courage, and extraordinary human aspiration. 

    For tickets and additional information, visit https://capeanncinema.wordpress.com

     
  • Feb17
    Shipwreck Detectives (PreK - 1st Grade)

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 10:00 am

    Registration : $10 for non-members, $5 for Maritime Gloucester members

    Audience: PreK - 1st Grade, Parents/guardians required.

    Our marine science classroom has become the site of a mysterious shipwreck: what can you learn from its artifacts?  Children will become marine detectives as they search for clues and explore our giant shipwreck mat.  What can they discover about the ship and its passengers?  A variety of fun activities will be offered as we learn about marine exploration and shipwrecks in New England.  We'll fish for facts and learn about boats in Gloucester Harbor through a fun story.              

    10:00-11:30 in our Marine Science Classroom 

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  • Feb17
    Shipwrecks and Maritime Archeology (2nd - 5th Grade)

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 1:00 pm

    Registration : $10 for non-members, $5 for Maritime Gloucester members

    Audience: 2nd – 5th Grade drop-off program

    Become a maritime archeologist and search for clues as we explore our giant shipwreck mat!  As you examine each paper artifact, what can you learn about the ship and its passengers?  Where did the ship come from?  When did it sink?  Through a variety of fun activities, we'll learn about the famous shipwrecks of New England and the tools and techniques for exploring these undersea sites. Children are encouraged to stay afterwards (2:30-3:30) to watch Ghosts of the Abyss, a documentary about the wreck of the Titanic. 

    Program in our Marine Science Classroom, 1:00-2:30

    Free Maritime Movie for Participants, 2:30-3:30

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  • Feb18
    Frozen Crystals: Exploring Ice and Snow (PreK - 1st Grade)

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 10:00 am

    Registration : $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $5 FOR MARITIME GLOUCESTER MEMBERS

    Audience: Pre-K – 1st Grade, parent/guardian required

    Does this time of year have you thinking of ice and snow?  Explore the science of all things frozen!  Make your own saltwater paintings and watch shimmering crystal patterns appear.  Turn an ordinary sock into a toy seal, walrus, or beluga whale. We'll learn about coldwater creatures, Arctic and Antarctic exploration, and snowy habitats!  

    10:00-11:30 in our Marine Science Classroom                                         

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  • Feb18
    Polar Explorers and Icy Experiments (2nd - 5th Grade)

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 1:00 pm

    Registration : $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $5 FOR MARITIME GLOUCESTER MEMBERS

    Audience: 2nd – 5th Grade drop-off program

    What did explorers find on Arctic and Antarctic expeditions?  What kinds of creatures have adapted to freezing temperatures? Students will learn all about ice through a variety of icy experiments, challenges, and projects.  Using a variety of ice shapes, build an ice tower as high as you can.  Paint a snowy scene with saltwater and watch crystals appear.  Children are encouraged to stay afterwards (2:30-3:30) to watch The Blue Planet: Frozen Seas, a nature documentary about polar sea creatures.   

    Program in our Marine Science Classroom, 1:00-2:30

    Free Maritime Movie for Participants, 2:30-3:30

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  • Feb19
    Submarines and Sea Creatures (PreK - 1st Grade)

    Thursday, February 19, 2015, 10:00 am

    Registration : $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $5 FOR MARITIME GLOUCESTER MEMBERS

    Audience: Pre-K – 1st Grade, parent/guardian required

    Imagine you're exploring the deep sea in a submarine.  What strange sights and sea creatures do you see?  Children will create their own paper portholes, submarine windows to underwater scenes.  We'll touch and hold live sea creatures from Gloucester Harbor and then create our own deep sea animals for the portholes.   Through a story about Jacques Cousteau, we'll learn how scuba divers explore the ocean.

    10:00-11:30 in our Marine Science Classroom     

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  • Feb19
    Mapping the Deep (2nd - 5th Grade)

    Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:00 pm

    Registration : $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $5 FOR MARITIME GLOUCESTER MEMBERS

    Audience: 2nd – 5th Grade drop-off program

    The deep sea is no easy place to explore.  What strange creatures lurk in the depths?  How can we learn about the shape of the seafloor?  Through fun activities, we'll learn all about the various ways to explore the ocean floor.  We'll build a deep sea model in a box, complete with creatures and shipwrecks.  Afterwards, we'll measure ocean depth and surprising seafloor features without even looking in the box!  Children are encouraged to stay afterwards (2:30-3:30) to watch The Blue Planet: The Deep, a nature documentary about deep sea animals.   

    Program in our Marine Science Classroom, 1:00-2:30

    Free Maritime Movie for Participants, 2:30-3:30

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  • Feb19
    MG Talks: Rockford Weitz, Institute for Global Maritime Studies

    Thursday, February 19, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Registration : MG Talks are free. Donations welcome at the door.

    Audience: General Audience

    Rockford Weitz serves as a Board Director and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Global Maritime Studies. He is Executive Director at FinTech Sandbox Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation globally in the financial technology sector. He will discuss the front line policies and issues affecting Arctic exploration.

    MG Talks are free. Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Donations are welcome at the door.

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  • Feb26
    MG Talks: David Stevenson, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

    Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Registration : MG Talks are free. Donations are welcome at the door.

    Audience: General Audience

    David Stevenson, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration on Our Deepwater Backyard, the 2014, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer expedition to explore the largely unknown deep-sea ecosystems of the U.S. Atlantic coast. Dr. David Stevenson (Ph.D in Oceanography at URI a long time ago) is a fisheries scientist at the NOAA Fisheries office in Gloucester in the Habitat Conservation Division.  He has been involved in deep-sea coral research and management work with the NE Fisheries Science Center and both regional fishery management councils for the past several years.

    MG Talks are free. Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Donations are welcome at the door.

     

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  • Mar21
    MG Makers: Stand Up Paddleboard Workshop

    Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:00 am through Saturday, April 18, 2015

    Register Today! : $1440 members, $1600 non-members for 5-week workshop. Deposit of $300 required to "hold your board." Call us for more information on payment options.

    Audience: High School Students to Adults

    First seen in Hawaii, SUP boards have exploded in popularity. There are no other SUP boards in the world that are easier for a first-time boatbuilder. Friend of Maritime Gloucester, Dick Zimmerman, leads this build-your-own 5-week workshop using the Chesapeake Light Craft's kit for the 12'6" stand up board.  Starting from a computer-cut Chesapeake Light Craft kit, you’ll build your wooden Kaholo stitch-and-glue style. plywood panels are joined to form the board’s shape, and the interior reinforced with a grid of aircraft-like frames for stiffness and light weight. Epoxy and fiberglass add strength and durability. This workshop is a perfect partner project. Workshop takes place in Maritime Gloucester's Boat House.  No experience necessary.

    Register Today!