Past Events

  • Ocean Lovin’ Book Group

    November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    W2O’s Ocean Lovin’ Book Group will dive into the world of orcas with the book Into Great Silence, a beautiful, heartrending memoir by the late Eve Saulitis. A well-known Alaskan poet and orca researcher, Saulitis writes about the relationship between the demise of a small, local orca pod...

  • Diplomacy and Intrigue in the Arctic

    November 8 @ 7:00 pm at IMAX Theatre New England Aquarium

    David Balton, Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Former Ambassador for Oceans and Fisheries, U.S. Department of State REGISTER The Arctic region is undergoing profound changes, driven primarily by a warming climate. The nations and peoples of the Arctic are struggling t...

  • Inclusive Community Resilience Building in East Boston

    November 1 @ 7:00 pm at IMAX Theatre New England Aquarium

    Panelists are Magdalena Ayed, Founder of Harborkeepers; Alex DeFronzo, Executive Director of Piers Park Sailing Center; and Kannan Thiruvengadam, Founder of Eastie Farm. Moderated by John Anderson, Director of Education, New England Aquarium REGISTER Communities across the United States are facing ...

  • Young Professionals Work to Get Out the Environmental Vote

    November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Environmental Voter Project

    Commit to voting for the environment. Join forces with the W2O Young Professionals and register others to vote with ocean conservation as a top priority. Register here to get more details. EVP Office Address: 55 Court Street, Suite 520, Boston, MA 02203

  • W2O Sew-A-Thon: Help us Make Beautiful Reusable Bags

    October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    No Sewing Skills are required. But please bring any fabric scraps, a sewing machine, or your enthusiasm to a Sew-A-Thon with W2O’s Ocean Spirit Winner Sierra Rothberg. We’ll create reusable bags to support our efforts to eliminate plastic bags. The bags provide a cute, sustainable altern...

  • Young Professionals Beach Cleanup on Castle Island

    October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Castle Island Boston

    Everyone is welcome to attend the beach cleanup in Boston. Cleanup supplies will be provided or bring your own gloves. Please RSVP to Young Professionals Organizer Emily Conklin at for parking details and more. Rain date is 10/21.

  • Searching for Ancient Life on Mars

    October 11 @ 7:00 pm at IMAX Theatre New England Aquarium

    Searching for Ancient Life on Mars Thursday, October 11 John P. Grotzinger, Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology; Ted and Ginger Jenkins Leadership Chair, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology This is the eighth annual John H. Carlson Lecture presented by M...

  • Kerstin & the Giant Manta Rays: Film screening followed by Q & A

    September 26 @ 6:30 pm at New England Aquarium IMAX Theatre

    Kerstin and the Giant Manta Rays: Film screening and Q & A Kerstin Forsberg, Founder and Director, Planeta Océano; New England Aquarium Marine Conservation Action Fund Fellow; and Rolex Laureate Note: The film screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Q & A. REGISTER The film Kersti...

  • Sunset Sail & Journey Into the World of the North Atlantic Right Whale

    September 21 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

    Learn about New England’s “Urban Whale” & our efforts to save them from extinction. You are invited for a Sunset Sail in Boston Harbor aboard the Tall Ship Liberty Clipper Tickets cost $35 for the boat ride, ocean friendly appetizers & drinks Launch at 5:15pm & return a...

  • Viewing of the movie Chasing Coral followed by panel discussion

    September 20 @ 6:30 pm at New England Aquarium IMAX Theatre

    Panelists: James W. Porter, Professor of Ecology, Emeritus, University of Georgia, and Scientific Advisor and Principal Cast Member, Chasing Coral Zackery Rago, Youth Outreach Manager, Exposure Labs’ Chasing Coral Impact Campaign William S. Spitzer, Ph.D., Vice President, Programs, Exhibits, and ...