Upcoming Talks

During the 2022 season our adult lectures will be a mixture of in-person & virtual, sometimes both.

As we get closer to their scheduled date, updated information will be posted on our website, on the PO Bulletin Board, and on FishersIsland.net.
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Illustrated talk by Kim Hargrave on the lives and habitats of turtles who live on land and in the waters of Fishers Island and nearby environs.

Illustrated talk by Thomas Woltz, who will discuss the resonance of Frederick Law Olmsted's work and legacy in contemporary landscape architecture as practiced by his firm Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW).

The Fishers Island Oyster Farm

July 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Illustrated lecture by Steve Malinowski. Steve's talk will highlight the day-to-day operations of the thriving family-owned and managed farm that he co-founded in 1981 with his wife, Sarah Malinowski.

Join us at the Theater to learn how a lighthouse came to be erected in the 1870s on a dangerous submerged ledge amidst some of the most unpredictable and swiftest moving tides on the East Coast. Reception immediately following.

Illustrated talk by Ben Shattuck about his journey to retrace Thoreau’s path through the Cape’s outer beaches, from the elbow to Provincetown’s fingertip. Q&A and Book signing to follow.

Illustrated talk by Peter V. August and Grant G. Simmons III, The Watch Hill Conservancy. Stewardship of the 86-acre preserve is an ever-changing challenge. We will review the scientific monitoring we are doing at present to guide our future stewardship and management programs.

Illustrated talk by Jamie Vaudrey, Ph.D. on Seagrass, the ribbon-like plant found rooted underwater along Fishers Island’s coasts that is a vital and vibrant resource for both marine animals and humans.

This illustrated lecture by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty is the first in a series of three that will survey the past, examine the present, and look to the future of utilities on Fishers Island. In-person at the Museum, 2nd Floor

Illustrated talk by Roger Pasquier. Learn why we should think about birds in winter during August. Here on Fishers Island and throughout the Northern Hemisphere many birds are already preparing for the most challenging season of the year.

Gulf Stream Perspectives

September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Illustrated talk by W. Frank Bohlen, physical oceanographer and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut. The Gulf Stream has for centuries been of interest to navigators, oceanographers and artists. Today, the Stream figures prominently in discussions of climate change. This combination of subjects gives life to a remarkable natural phenomenon.