Past events

In Flux: Perspectives on Arctic Change

An exhibition of new works inspired by Arctic research of Woodwell Climate scientists.

May 21–July 14, 2024

In Flux: Perspectives on Arctic Change – Panel & Reception

Join Woodwell Climate Research Center scientists and Art-Science Fellows for a special opportunity to interact with those behind the research and art of Highfield Hall’s summer exhibit In Flux: Perspectives on Arctic Change.

July 11, 2024 5:30pm–7:00pm ET
Falmouth, MA

MBL Friday Evening Lecture Series: Dr. R. Max Holmes

Dr. R. Max Holmes presents "Climate Change: Charting a Path to a Positive Future" as part of the MBL's Friday Evening Lecture Series.

June 28, 2024 7:30pm–9:00pm ET
Woods Hole, MA
Mountainfilm sign

Woodwell @ Mountainfilm

Woodwell Climate returned to Mountainfilm this year as a nonprofit partner, hosting events for festival attendees to engage with climate change.

May 23–27, 2024
Telluride, CO
a screenshot of the PDG showing colorful data layers overlaid on Alaska's north slope

Evening at the Museum with the Permafrost Discovery Gateway

A 30 minute science talk and Q&A about how big geospatial data and AI can help communities monitor and plan for permafrost thaw; then, take a VR tour of a permafrost tunnel.

May 8, 2024 6:00pm–8:30pm ET
Fairbanks, Alaska

Making Sense of COP28

Cut through the noise with insider perspectives and important context directly from some of Woodwell Climate's top experts.

December 15, 2023 1:00pm–2:00pm ET

Woodwell Climate @ COP28

November 30–December 12, 2023
fishing rod next to water sampling equipment and a yellow notebook with the Science on the Fly logo

Science on the Fly at New Belgium Brewery

Spend the evening in community with North Carolina fly-fishers at Science on the Fly's social gathering at New Belgium Brewery (Asheville, NC).

October 19, 2023 6:00pm–8:00pm ET
Asheville, NC

Woodwell Climate @ Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC is an important opportunity to connect with partners and explore new possibilities. Woodwell Climate will be at The Hub Live and in multiple events throughout the week.

September 19–21, 2023
Woods Hole Science Stroll

Woods Hole Science Stroll

Explore our changing planet with Woodwell Climate Research Center at the Woods Hole Science Stroll.

August 12, 2023 10:00am–3:00pm ET
Woods Hole, MA
Dr. Sue Natali speaking at the Cryosphere pavilion at COP 25

Geschke Lecture Series: Climate Crisis and the Arctic

Kitty Pilgrim, former award-winning correspondent and anchor for CNN, interviews Susan Natali, senior scientist and Arctic program director for Woodwell Climate Research Center.

August 4, 2023 7:00pm ET
Nantucket, MA
Beams of light shine out of a projector

Film Screening: Patrol

Woodwell Climate Research Center is sponsoring a screening of Patrol at this year's Woods Hole Film Festival.

August 2, 2023 5:30pm ET
Falmouth, MA
Coonamessett River Restoration fieldwork with Chris Neill

The Science Behind Promoting Backyard Biodiversity

Woodwell Climate Senior Scientist Dr. Chris Neill will be presenting "The Science Behind Promoting Backyard Diversity" as part of Highfield Hall's annual Summer Science Lecture Series.

July 26, 2023 5:30pm–7:00pm ET
Falmouth, MA
A firefighter is silhouetted against a nighttime blaze

Twenty Summers: World on Fire

Explore how fire is changing and what we can do about it with a diverse panel of perspectives spanning the Arctic to the Amazon, featuring Woodwell Climate scientists.

June 1, 2023 6:00pm–7:30pm ET
Provincetown, MA
Earth Emergency collage

Screening of Earth Emergency

Woodwell Climate and Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative present a screening of Earth Emergency at the Chatham Orpheum Theater in Chatham, MA.

December 8, 2022 6:30pm–9:00pm ET

Intertwined Fates: How the Arctic, Amazon, and Africa are connected and shape our climate future

Woodwell scientists will join youth women activists of Global Choices’ Arctic Angels

November 9, 2022 8:00am ET

Nature in our Climate Budgets from the Amazon to the Arctic

Interconnected ecosystems from tropical rain forests to the north pole play powerful roles in addressing the climate crisis.

September 21, 2022 7:00pm–9:00pm ET
New York, NY
Earth Emergency collage

Screening of Earth Emergency

Woodwell Climate presents a free screening of Earth Emergency at MBL's Cornelia Clapp Auditorium in Woods Hole, MA.

July 27, 2022 6:00pm–8:00pm ET
Woods Hole, MA

Permafrost Pathways Panel Q&A

Permafrost Pathways was launched in 2022 with funding through the TED Audacious Project—a collaborative funding initiative catalyzing big, bold solutions to the world's most urgent challenges.

June 14, 2022 2:00pm–3:00pm ET
aerial view of Boston

Seeing the Dangers Ahead

How regulators and advocates can harness physical and financial risk data to tackle the climate emergency

March 1, 2022 1:00pm–2:00pm ET

National Premiere of Earth Emergency on PBS

December 29, 2021 8:00pm ET

Seeing the future: What do success and failure look like?

Visualizing our future is critical to motivating wise choices today. In this endeavor, speculative fiction is a powerful complement to scientific projections.

Beyond 1.5Kaneb Lecture Series December 9, 2021 7:00pm–8:00pm ET

Just in case: What do we need to know about climate intervention?

Can we afford to engineer the climate? Can we afford not to? This conversation breaks the taboo on discussing solar radiation management.

Beyond 1.5Kaneb Lecture Series November 3, 2021 3:00pm–4:00pm ET

Going negative: How much carbon can we capture?

Preventing catastrophic climate change will require not only the elimination of fossil fuel emissions, but also removing significant amounts of carbon from the atmosphere.

Beyond 1.5Kaneb Lecture Series October 20, 2021 3:00pm–4:00pm ET

Tipping points: Is there a point of no return?

Ecosystems that have long absorbed and stored carbon threaten to become emissions sources, and ice sheets may be committed to complete melting long before they've disappeared.

Beyond 1.5Kaneb Lecture Series October 6, 2021 3:00pm–4:00pm ET

Internalizing risk: What 1.5°C (and beyond) looks like

Despite public perceptions, 1.5C degrees of warming has never been “safe,” and current events are raising awareness of the severity of impacts we face.

Beyond 1.5Kaneb Lecture Series September 22, 2021 3:00pm–4:00pm ET
coral reef teeming with fish

Creating a Climate for Change through Art & Science: Heather Goldstone, Justin Brice & Konrad Hughen

Join Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution coral reef expert Konrad Hughen, Woodwell Climate Research Center Artist in Residence Justin Brice, and Heather Goldstone, Chief Communications Officer, Woodwell Climate.

Creating a Climate for Change September 8, 2021 5:30pm–7:00pm ET
Falmouth, MA 02540
Yukon-Kuskokwim satellite image

Creating a Climate for Change through Art & Science: Gregory Fiske

Featuring Gregory Fiske M.S., Senior Geospatial Analyst, Research Associate, Woodwell Climate Research Center.

Creating a Climate for Change August 25, 2021 5:30pm–7:00pm ET
Falmouth, MA 02540
underwater view of wave and seaweed

Creating a Climate for Change through Art & Science: Loretta Roberson & Scott Lindell

Featuring Loretta Roberson, Ph.D., Associate Scientist from Marine Biological Laboratory and Scott Lindell, Research Specialist, AOPE Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Creating a Climate for Change August 11, 2021 5:30pm–7:00pm ET
Falmouth, MA 02540
ocean bottom

Creating a Climate for Change through Art & Science: Emil Ruff

In this presentation we will dive to the murky depths of the ocean and visit otherworldly landscapes that harbor microorganisms eating methane.

Creating a Climate for Change July 28, 2021 5:30pm–7:00pm ET
Falmouth, MA 02540

Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change

Join us for a series of events aimed at deepening our relationships with Indigenous communities in the places where we work and amplifying Indigenous voices within our broader community.

Kaneb Lecture Series June 23, 2021 4:00pm–5:15pm ET

Earth Day 2021: Where Do We Stand?

A Kaneb Lecture  |  The Biden Administration has made climate change a higher priority than any previous administration, and is widely expected to announce new commitments at the Earth Day Summit.

Kaneb Lecture Series April 23, 2021 11:00am–12:15pm ET
Arctic mountains and lake with melting ice

The Dalai Lama with Greta Thunberg and Leading Scientists: A Conversation on the Crisis of Climate Feedback Loops

This virtual event aims to raise awareness about climate feedback loops, reinforcing the urgency of slowing down their devastating effects and offering actionable solutions.

January 9, 2021 10:30pm ET
Aerial view of Arctic tundra in summer - photo by Chris Linder

Arctic Permafrost Thaw: Science & Policy

The impacts of rapid Arctic warming are many, not only locally but globally.

Climate Week Events September 25, 2020 1:00pm–2:30pm ET
Mountaintop view of Amazon forest

A Plan to End Deforestation in the Amazon

The science is clear, and effective solutions to deforestation-caused problems are still within our reach.

Climate Week Events September 23, 2020 1:00pm–2:30pm ET
Drone view of the Woodwell Building on campus.

Woodwell Climate Launch Celebration

August 19, 2020 marks the beginning of an important new phase in our work, as we introduce Woodwell Climate Research Center.

August 19, 2020 11:00am ET

Helping Coastal Wetlands Survive Climate Change

Dr. Linda Deegan will discuss the threats to our shorelines and latest science on wetland resilience and restoration.

Kaneb Webinar Series August 5, 2020 2:30pm–3:30pm ET
Western Siberia forest.

Northern Forests at Risk: 2020 Fire Season

The Arctic is experiencing record heat and wildfires are ramping up across the global north.

Kaneb Webinar Series July 22, 2020 2:30pm–3:30pm ET
Fire in Amazon forest.

Amazon at Risk: 2020 Fire Season

Early deforestation data are flashing warning signs that this year could be even worse than 2019’s decade-high.

Kaneb Webinar Series July 8, 2020 2:30pm–3:30pm ET
Image of setting sun in a hot-looking orange sky over a city.

Facing Extreme Heat: Vulnerability & Resilience

Climate change is making severe summer heat and humidity worse and the harm isn’t being spread evenly.

Kaneb Webinar Series June 24, 2020 3:30pm–4:30pm ET
Sunrise vista from a mountain top

A Call to Action: Protecting Our Common Home

Join us to hear how faith communities are addressing the ecological and moral emergency of climate change.

Kaneb Webinar Series June 3, 2020 1:30pm–2:30pm ET
A satellite view of a hurricane along the US east coast

Arctic Meltdown and Unruly Tropical Storms

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st, with forecasts warning it may be worse than the historic average.

Kaneb Webinar Series May 20, 2020 2:30pm–3:30pm ET
View of Alaska tundra during the summer.

Arctic Extremes: The Frontlines of Global Warming

The Arctic is warming faster than almost anywhere else on Earth.

Kaneb Webinar Series May 6, 2020 2:30pm–3:30pm ET
Carolina on a backyard chair

Mild to Wild: How Our Backyard Choices Impact Our Environment

Some people go all-in on yard design while others largely let nature take its course.

Kaneb Webinar Series April 29, 2020 2:30pm–3:30pm ET
View of the Earth from space

Climate Action: Bridging Science & Activism

A conversation about how climate scientists and climate activists can work together.

Kaneb Webinar Series April 22, 2020 2:30pm–3:30pm ET
Water sample container for Science on the Fly.

The Stories Rivers Tell

Rivers have stories to tell about the ecosystems around them and the impacts of a changing climate.

Kaneb Webinar Series April 15, 2020 2:30pm–3:30pm ET
Tapir in a harvested field.

Can Tapirs Restore Amazon Rainforest?

New research conducted by WHRC and IPAM Amazônia has shown that lowland tapirs can restore degraded Amazonian forests.

Kaneb Webinar Series April 8, 2020 2:30pm–3:30pm ET
Close up of a leaf

Climate Change in the Era of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus pandemic has been compared to climate change at warp speed.

Kaneb Webinar Series April 1, 2020 2:30pm–3:30pm ET