Global Voice – A Science on a Sphere® Evening Series

Join us on December 12th at 6pm for our first Global Voice


The Ocean Explorium is proud to announce our new Global Voice Science on a Sphere® Evening Series on Wednesday, December 12, with a special screening of “Into the Gyre”, a film about the plastic debris fields in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Erik Zettler of Sea Education Associates (SEA) and Dr. Linda Amaral Zettler of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), both in Woods Hole.

The evening will begin at 6 PM with a presentation about ocean currents on the Science on a Sphere®.  Ocean currents in both the Atlantic and Pacific keep the trash spinning in place; SEA scientists have been studying the North Atlantic debris for over 25 years, while the better known “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” has been studied for eight years.

Extend Your Evening

Through a special partnership with its Purchase Street neighbors, the Ocean Explorium invites Global Voice attendees to “continue their conversation” over dinner at the new (BYOB) Urban Grille restaurant, perhaps with a bottle of wine from Travessia Urban Winery.  Travessia will remain open until 8 PM on Global Voice evenings to allow our guests ample time to select a wine for dinner.  As an added incentive, both of our Purchase Street partners will offer a 20% discount just for Global Voice attendees that night.  (Please note:  the Urban Grille discount applies to the regular menu only, not the “Date Night” specials!)

Global Voice admission is $5 for members, $10 for non-members, $8 for students with I.D., and $3 for children.  On January 9, 2013, the Global Voice speaker will be James T. Griffith, Ph.D., CLS(NCA), Chancellor Professor and Chairperson, Dept. of Medical Laboratory Science, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, speaking on “Infectious Disease and Climate Change”.

Pre-register here.  Call 508-994-5400 for more information or email