J. Michael Williamson has been active in education and research for over 40 years. He founded WhaleNet in 1993 to excite students about math, science, the environment, and technology (STEM). He served as vice president of the Mingan Island Cetacean Study, which has conducted the longest continuous research program on blue whales in the world. He was an Associate Professor of Science at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts 1988-2008, and was Scientist in Residence at St. Mary’s Anglican Girls School in Perth, Western Australia where he taught and advised on marine science education and research. He was also a pioneer in Massachusetts whale research as the found and director of the Pelagic System Research and Massachusetts Whale Watch which began studying cetaceans in Massachusetts Bay in 1976.
Evening Speaker Series tickets include hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, and a cash bar. Doors open at 5:15 pm with a presentation and Q & A from 6:00 pm-7:15 pm. Open to the public.
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