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


John K. Bullard Diversity Award
The Woods Hole Diversity Advisory committee is now accepting nominations for the John K. Bullard Diversity Award.

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2013 Diversity Training with Dr. Harold Bibb
"The Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee is once again hosting an annual half-day training session with Dr. Harold Bibb, Associate Dean (Emeritus) of the Graduate School of University of Rhode Island.
Diversity Training with Dr. Harold Bibb (ppt)

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Kids Day with Project Shiphunt
Co-sponsored by the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative
August 4, 2012
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Working Toward Diversity
by President and Senior Scientist Dr. Eric A. Davidson
July 2, 2012
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Six Woods Hole Science Institutions Refocus Diversity Efforts, Renew Memorandum of Understanding to Create ‘Pathways of Opportunity’
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Honoring John Bullard with the Establishment of an Award, in His Name, to be Given for Leadership in Promoting Diversity in Woods Hole
Recognizing Leadership in and Commitment to Making the Woods Hole Scientific Community Welcoming and Inclusive
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The John K. Bullard Diversity Award
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Black Women in American Culture and HistoryBlack Women in American Culture and History
Black History Month 2012
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Dr. Ambrose Jearld, Jr. was awarded the Emmeline Moore PrizeDr. Ambrose Jearld, Jr. was awarded the Emmeline Moore Prize
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naomi darlingZOOM: Scales of Sustainability
Lecture by Naomi Darling.
July 22, 2-3pm Redfield Auditorium. » Read more (pdf)

Cultural ExposeCultural Expose
Performances by Mandingueiros dos Palmares Capoeira of Martha's Vineyard and Kung Fu Group of the Falmouth Training Facility
Friday, August 5th, 4:00-7:00PM, Redfield Courtyard
Woods Hole Village
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Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP), 2014
PEP is a ten-week summer program that combines undergraduate course work with research in marine and environmental science.
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Roadmap to Diversity

Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee
pdf version

Woods Hole Black History Month

2009 Events Flyer
pdf version