Woods Hole Black History Month Recap
The events for this month's Black History Month celebration in Woods Hole went well and
lots of folks from the USGS and the Woods Hole Science community participated. The events
began on February 2nd with a science theme and ended on February 22nd with a controversial
public school issue and Harambee!
Participants in Black History
Month festivities included a local community resident, John Reed, President of Cape Cod NAACP,
Lionel Hall, President of Woods Hole Black History Month Committee (WHBHMC), and
Dr. Jerald Ambrose, NOAA and member of the WHBHMC.
On February 2nd, Dr. Daniel Pauly from the Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, spoke on "The Importance of Thinking Big: Addressing Large-Scale Issues Through
Marine and Fisheries Biological Research." On February 9th, George Spivey, Falmouth Affirmative
Action Officer, spoke on "Africans and African Americans: Travelin' Through Time and Space."
On February 22nd, John Reed, President of the Cape Cod Chapter of the NAACP, spoke on "The
Impact of the MCAS Exam on School Districts Throughout the Commonwealth: What's in it for
The highlight of the final evening was a Harambee (a wonderful, ethnic, potluck feast) with music
by the Grant Langford Quartet and an exciting book and picture display. The local community
attendance was vastly increased by youth at the Harambee (Swahilli: coming together), and it
was quite a sight to see the older group interact with a much younger group. People have
already expressed interest in next year's celebration!
in this issue:
Natural Hydrocarbons in Gulf of Alaska
Black History Month
Glacial Floods Video
Coastal Marsh Die-Back in Gulf of Mexico
Carbonate Beaches 2000
USGS Information: Electronic Age
CMG Program Webmasters
Leaky Coastal Margins / Karst Interest Group
Nat'l Sand & Gravel
Ordnance Mine Burial
Earthquake Hazards Video
March Publications List