Preliminary Program

"The Oceans: Bearing Witness to the Greatness

and Wonder of God's Works"

Plenary Speakers

Ray Gambell, OBE -Secretary, International Whaling Commission

Susan Drake Emmerich -Director, Tangier Watermen's Stewardship for the Chesapeake

Thursday, August 3, 2000

Check-in for early registrants and people going on the Whale Watch

Friday, August 4, 2000

12:30 p.m. Leave for Whale Watch tour

2:00 p.m. Registration begins and check-in


Marine Science Sessions

The Oceans: Bearing Witness to the Greatness and Wonder of God's Works

History and Philosophy of Science Sessions

Revolution and Evolution; Religion and Science in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Engineering and Technology Sessions

Technology and Christianity

General Contributed Papers Sessions

Mentoring/Discipling Workshop

Helping Younger Scientists

Bioethics Workshop

Teaching Bioethics

Biology Teaching Session

Special Presentation by Robert Newman

"Cosmos and Contact: The Religion of Carl Sagan"

General Poster Session

General Information


Boston : Logan International Airport is 25 miles (45 minutes to one hour) from Gordon College, Wenham, MA. Follow Route 1 North to Route 128 N, and take Exit 17 (Grapevine Rd) off Route 128.

Shuttle Services

Budget Transportation (978-532-4228) When you make a reservation; say you will be going to the "Gordon College - ASA conference." The fee is $25 per person one way.

Airport Connection (978-468-9568) They charge $50 per car, one way, and their Cadillacs hold 5 people and luggage.

Lodging at Gordon College

Apartments consist of three/four bedrooms with one shared bathroom.

Single rooms: $45 per night (one person only and does not include private bathroom facilities).

Double rooms: $35 per person, per night with a shared bathroom.

Dormitory rooms: $29 per person, per night (rooms shared with two or three people) with hall bathroom.

Linens include: Sheets, blanket, towels but not a face cloth.

Meal Package at Gordon College

Note: Gordon College is not within walking distance to any eating facility. Prior to the start of the meal package, food may be purchased during college dining service hours.

Friday dinner through Monday lunch is $105 per person. This includes the Saturday night banquet which will be a New England Clam Bake. It will include the following:

Clam Chowder

Steamed Clams

Boiled Lobster or Roast Chicken

Corn on the Cob



Coffee, Tea or Lemonade

Please specify your choice of lobster or chicken on the registration form.

Motel/Hotel Facilities in the Area

Quality Inn King's Grant, Rt. 128 N, Exit 21 at Trask Lane, Danvers, MA, 978-774-6800; 1-800-782-7841.

Top-rated accommodations in charming English-style inn. A block of rooms have been set aside. Please ask for ASA Annual Meeting Room Block which starts August 3. The rate will be $119 per night plus tax for a non-smoking, double room with queen size beds.

Parking for Conference Participants

Free parking is available for conference attendees.

Whale Watching Trip

Friday, August 4, 2000: 12:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Cape Ann Whale Watch - Whale Conservation Institute (WCI)

This is your opportunity to see the largest creatures on earth with the world's leading whale research team, the WCI. For more than twenty years, the non-profit WCI has pioneered the frontiers of environmental science. The WCI is led by Dr. Roger Payne, the world famous father of whale research. You will see whales in their natural ocean habitat and talk with researchers whose findings become part of the worldwide study of whales. The cost is $25 per person which includes ticket and transportation to and from Gloucester. Children under 16 may purchase a ticket for $22. On board, a light lunch will be available for $6.00. It includes a hot dog or sandwich of the day, cup of chowder, bag of chips, and soda. You will leave Gordon College at 12:30 p.m. returning approximately 6:30 p.m. for the first meal of our meeting.


Post-meeting Trip of Nova Scotia

Monday, August 7, 2000: 2:00 p.m.

Departure from Gordon College to Nova Scotia. Write for brochure or e-mail Carol at Free on-campus parking will be available in a designated area for those going on this trip.