Making Woods Hole a wonderful place – for everyone.

Woods Hole Diversity celebration

The science institutions in Woods Hole are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We want people from all cultures and all backgrounds to feel welcome in Woods Hole, whether they are visiting, spending a season as students, or spending part or all of their career working in the world famous village.

This site is sponsored by six Woods Hole science institutions. It is intended as a resource for visitors, students, employees – and for people who are considering becoming visitors, students, or employees.

We hope this site will answer your questions about living and working in the Woods Hole community and in the greater Falmouth area. If you have questions about the community or suggestions about how we can make this site more useful, please let us hear from you.

We believe that we must create 'pathways of opportunity' that will attract people from underrepresented groups by showing that the Woods Hole scientific and educational community has opportunities beginning with primary education and leading to higher education, post graduate work, research and lifetime careers, both in Woods Hole and in the global scientific community.

— Woods Hole Scientific Community Diversity Initiative
Memorandum of Understanding, 2004

Events & Announcements

Tuesday July 10th, 2018: Woods Hole Diversity Initiative Presents Countertenor Reginald Mobley in Performance July 10
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Tuesday July 11th, 2018: Woods Hole Diversity Initiative to Present Jearld Lecture on Building a More Diverse Geosciences Workforce.
Ashanti Johnson, an internationally recognized expert and speaker on professional development, diversity, and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics, will present the 2018 Ambrose Jearld Jr. Lecture on Diversity and Inclusion. » Read more

Tuesday June 19th, 2018: Juneteenth Celebration and Presentation of the 2018 John K. Bullard Award
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Tuesday July 10th, 2018: Performance by Reggie Mobley of music by African American composers. 6pm, Church of the Messiah, Woods Hole.

Wednesday July 11th, 2018: Dr. Ashanti Johnson will deliver the 2018 Ambrose Jearld Lecture. 3pm, Redfield Auditorium, WHOI, Woods Hole.

Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP)
PEP is a ten-week summer program that combines undergraduate course work with research in marine and environmental science.
» Read more about PEP

Roadmap to Diversity

Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee
pdf version

Woods Hole Black History Month

2009 Events Flyer
pdf version