Engaging with our communities: Science organizations

Our region is fortunate to have a number of scientific organizations conducting research both locally and internationally. These organizations play a crucial role in advancing scientific knowledge and finding practical applications for their research findings. From consulting with local organizations to translating research into best practices for residents, these science organizations are deeply engaged in our communities.

On The Point, we discuss the benefits of having these world-class research organizations in our backyard. We also explore how individual scientists are giving back to their communities by volunteering their time and expertise on local town boards. Before diving into these topics, we examine the ways in which these organizations themselves engage with our communities.

Joining us are Dr. Heather Goldstone, Chief Communications Officer at Woodwell Climate Research Center and former science journalist at WCAI, Dr. Laura Brothers, marine geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Dr. Matthew Charette, senior scientist in marine chemistry and geochemistry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Director of WHOI’s Sea Grant. We are also joined by Casey Chatelian, environmental scientist with the Horsley Witten Group, Kalliope Chute, Environmental specialist in the water quality and hazardous materials program at the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, and Abigail Archer, Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist at WHOI Sea Grant Program. Each of these individuals brings a unique perspective on the intersection of science and community engagement.

By Samantha Robertson

As a seasoned content writer at newsderf.com, my passion for storytelling and creativity shines through in every article I craft. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for research, I thrive on translating complex topics into engaging reads that resonate with our diverse audience. My goal is to inform, entertain, and inspire readers through thought-provoking content that leaves a lasting impact. Join me on this exciting journey as we explore the world of news together.

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