New England Institute: Itinerary

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2018 Tentative Itinerary

Fishing trip aboard the John M. Kingsbury, Photo: W. Kimler

Wednesday, June 20
Meet at RDU at 4:15 am
Arrive in Manchester, NH ~10:35 am
Travel to Portsmouth, NH
Ferry to Appledore Island, Shoals Marine Laboratory
Island orientation
Group meeting
Lodging at SML dorms

Thursday, June 21
Fishing Trip & Isles of Shoals tour aboard the R/V Kingsbury
Intertidal explorations
Fish morphology investigations
Introduction to gull behavior
Sunset and evening group reflections
Lodging at SML dorms

Seal, Photo: W. Kimler

Friday, June 22
Marine mammal watching on the R/V Gulf Challenger
Gull Colony walk
Artist-in-Residence visit
Introduction to tern ecology & conservation
Sunset and evening group reflections
Lodging at SML dorms

Saturday, June 23
Hike  North End of Appledore Island; focus on geology
Seal Research Cruise R/V J. B. Heiser; plankton tow
Plankton observations
White Island Tern Colony field trip aboard R/V Heiser
Explore Seavey Island with SML tern conservation team
Explore White Island Lighthouse
Sunset and evening group reflections
Lodging at SML dorms

Sunday, June 24
Sustainable Engineering Tour
Tour Celia Thaxter’s Island Garden
Ferry back to Portsmouth, NH
Drive to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center (Joe Dodge Lodge)
Group meeting
Lodging at Joe Dodge Lodge

Alpine Garden Research Natural Area, Photo: Mount Washington Observatory

Monday, June 25
Hike in Alpine Garden Research Natural Area
Guided tour of the Mount Washington Observatory
Hike down to Lakes of the Clouds with Georgian Murray, Scientist in Residence with AMC
After dinner activities
Group meeting
Lodging at Lakes of the Clouds Hut

Tuesday, June 26
Hike to Mitzpah Springs
Activities and lunch (along trail)
Dinner at Mitzpah Springs hut
After dinner activities
Group meeting
Lodging at Mitzpah Spring Hut

Wednesday, June 27
Morning activities along the trail
Hike to AMC Highlands Center
Day hike around AMC Highlands Center
Group meeting
Lodging at Highland Center Lodge

Beautiful southern Presidential mountains behind Lakes of the Clouds, Photo: Mount Washington Observatory

Thursday, June 28
Morning activities in the field
Last group meeting
Drive to MHT airport
Fly from Manchester to RDU (via BWI)
Arrive in Raleigh ~9:00 pm