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16th International Echinoderm Conference
-- May 28 to June 1, 2018,
Nagoya University, Nagoya, JAPAN


9th ECE 2016 POLAND
Echinoderms: from ossicles to the big picture
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland


European Echinoderms Colloquium: Portsmouth, 2014

The 2014 European Echinoderms Colloquium is being hosted by the University of Portsmouth, UK and will run from Sunday 20th to Thursday 24th July, 2014.
European Echinoderm Colloquia are held every three years to allow experts and researchers working all over the world to meet and present their recent discoveries across all fields of echinoderm biology and palaeontology. Through plenary lectures, research presentations and poster sessions on the ecology, behaviour, development, physiology, anatomy, taxonomy and evolutionary history of this singular group, delegates will be able to discuss their current research and learn what exciting new advances are being made by others. There is ample oportunity to share opinions in an informal and friendly atmosphere.


Horseshoe Crabs: A Story of Beach Trysts and Blue Bloods

2011 Wednesday Lecture, April 13, 5:30 pm
Location: Chilmark Free Public Library

Download our pdf announcement of the lecture

Please come, and please tell friends and strangers.
See you at the Library, Fred

We thank The Chilmark Free Public Library for incorporating this lecture into their program.

MPRI has received grant support from the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard (Fossils in the classroom), the Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council (free public lectures and concerts that include poetry, music, and dance) and the Western Interior Paleontological Society (research). MPRI especially thanks individual donors for their support.

sunflower sea star

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MPRI was not able to hold any events in 2020 but below is a summary of our past events.

2019 EVENTS:

In October, our annual National Fossil Day took place at the Oak Bluffs Public Library. See pictures from this event on the Oak Bluffs Library's Facebook page here.

In May, we took fossil programs for seniors to Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and in June to The Anchors Senior Center in Edgartown in collaboration with the Martha's Vineyard Center for Living and in collaboration with the MV Museum.

In April, Susie Bowman
and Fred Hotchkiss presented
Horseshoe Crabs: A Story of Beach Trysts and Blue Bloods,
a free lecture and slide show about lives and history of horseshoe crabs and opportunities to be involved in the Horseshoe Crab Citizen Science Survey Project -- at the West Tisbury, Edgartown and Oak Bluffs libraries

In March, we visited two 8th grade science classes of Mrs. Connie Alexander in Tisbury, bringing a range of fossils for study and discussion.

In March, we brought touchable fossils to preschoolers at the Island Children's School in West Tisbury.

In February, we visited the 7th grade science classes of Ms. Lea Dorr in Oak Bluffs as they studied geology and the history of beach pebbles found on the Vineyard.


Specimens purchased
with the help of our generous donors.

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