The Ward Melville Heritage Organization continues their monthly Master Class series ‘Let’s Talk Life’ this September with “Of Mice and Men: Meet Ron Morris, President of SA Instruments”, featuring local Stony Brook Nuclear Physicist and inventor. The event will take Wednesday September 30th at 1:00 pm virtually over ZOOM. There is no cost to attend this event, only a suggested donation of $5 to $10.
Since 2001, the SA Instruments team has changed human medicine with the accuracy and precision of their laboratory technologies. Today, his monitoring systems for small animals are being used worldwide in the research of the human genome, cardiology research, and even in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine at Oxford University. Dr. Morris will lead participants through the story of his life, including his journey to nuclear science and the scientific relationship that mice and mankind have.
To learn more about the monthly Master Class “Let’s Talk Life” series and to register for individual master classes or a yearly master class subscription, call the Ward Melville Heritage Organization at 631-751-2244.
Stony Brook, NY – Senior Scientist at the National Audubon Society, Dr. Brooke Bateman, will offer “Virtual Birding” on May 27 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm via Zoom as part of Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s (WMHO) Master Class Series.
Dr. Bateman’s first summer job as a teenager was aboard WMHO’s “Discovery” pontoon boat cruises where she would see snowy egrets, night herons and osprey along Stony Brook Harbor into West Meadow Creek. During this session she will explore spring migration of birds from the Arctic to Long Island, the beauty and science of many species of birds across the world, as well as her invention, “Climate Watch,” a tool to monitor and combat the effects of climate change on birds.
In her role at the Audubon Society she has led a team of scientists in developing the 2019 Birds and Climate Change Report. She is also the Director of Climate Watch, where she works with community volunteers to understand how climate change currently affects birds in North America. Her research focus is on spatial ecology and conservation, emphasizing the effect that extreme weather events and climate change have on biodiversity.
To register for this free event please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-751-2244
Stony Brook, NY – You can take a virtual trip around the world from the comfort of your own home with world-renowned Explorer, author and President of “The Explorers Club,” Richard Wiese, Wednesday, April 22 from 1 pm to 2 pm.
Hosted by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, this free event will enable you to enjoy, in real time, the amazing adventures and personal journeys of Richard Wiese as he relates his explorations from the world’s tallest mountains, to the bottom of the Mill Pond in Stony Brook, to his adventures with cultures and peoples of the world, while reminding us all of the importance of never letting go of our sense of curiosity and wonder.
Richard has journeyed to all seven continents, tagging jaguars in the Yucatan jungles, leading expeditions to Australia’s Northern Territory and participating in the largest medical expedition ever conducted on Mt. Everest. Since Born to Explore® premiered in 2011, it has won two Daytime Emmy® Awards, and earned 13 Emmy® nominations, as well as 24 Tally Awards, 4 Parents’ Choice Awards and a CINE Golden Eagle. He is the author of Born to Explore: How to Be a Backyard Adventurer and was honored at the 2005 Boy Scout National Jamboree where he addressed 90,000 people and had a camp named after him. Richard has received numerous other honors, including an Associated Press Folio Award and the 2012 Walter Cronkite Award for his contributions to journalism and exploration.
Since he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at age 11, Richard Wiese has gone from travels with Bedouins in Africa to cross-country skiing to the North Pole. In 2002, he became the youngest President in the history of The Explorers Club and currently serves in that position. His philosophy and the premise of his Born to Explore® TV Show is as much about discovery of the natural world as it is about encouraging a positive understanding of the many distinctive cultures on earth. He is also dedicated to working with local communities around the world and believes the most memorable aspect of any journey is not about reaching “the summit,” but the people you meet along the way.
To register for this special event email email@example.com or call 631-751-2244. The event will take place on ZOOM.
Stony Brook, NY –Spring Appreciation Day will once again be held in Stony Brook Village with fun for the entire family on Saturday, April 18 beginning at Noon.
Along with the simple beauty of the area and a multitude of shopping and dining choices just steps from each other, it won’t be hard to spend the entire day enjoying a host of special events planned.
There will be live music with WALK 97.5 and “Walkie Bear,” a petting zoo, balloon artists, Roseland School of Dance performances and the music of “Beige” performing Americana, jazz and popular music. Admission is free. While you’re here enjoy bike, kayak or paddleboard rental as well.
Additionally, the historic Stony Brook Grist Mill officially opens for the season kicking off a special Drop-in-Sundays series of events that will include the “Milestones in Millstones” exhibit telling the unique story of people who owned and operated the mill; shopping in the charming Country Store for jams, jellies, colonial sweets and toys and seeing how the mill’s mechanisms grind grain into flour just as it was done in 1751. Kids crafts and a bag of cracked corn to feed the ducks at the Stony Brook Mill Pond is included. Drop-in-Sundays with themed craft activities will also be offered April 19, May 24, June 7, July 5, August 30 and October 11 between 1 and 4 pm. Price for Drop-in-Sundays will be $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The Stony Brook Grist Mill is on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places and is located within walking distance of Stony Brook Village on Harbor Road off Main Street. Regular admission on all other weekend days through October is $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12, and it is open noon to 4:30 pm.
For full information, visit stonybrookvillage.com or call 631-751-2244.