Behind the Lab Bench
Participate in hands-on laboratory work with an MDI Biological Laboratory scientist. Try your hand at fertilizing a sand dollar egg and watch it develop through the lens of a high-powered microscope. The experience is guaranteed to increase your understanding of how scientists address complex problems, design research experiments, and gain inspiration from the natural world.
Kayak Tour of Eelgrass Restoration Areas
Learn about the fragile and changing habitat of Frenchman Bay and our community’s unique approach to restoring and preserving the habitat’s vital ecological and economic value. Explore eelgrass restoration areas with an MDI Biological Laboratory scientist and learn about the importance of eelgrass in incubating marine life, minimizing coastal erosion, and filtering toxins from the sea.
A Taste for Science
Open to donors at the Principal Investigator level and their guests, by reservation (limited seating).
Join us for a creative culinary experience served by a locally acclaimed chef and co-presented with one of our scientists. Explore the connections between science, what we eat, and how it affects our senses and well-being. A multi-course dinner features locally sourced ingredients seasoned with just a hint of science.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6:00 pm and Friday, August 11, 2017, 6:00 pm
Kinne Library, MDI Biological Laboratory