The City Nature Challenge uses iNaturalist (an app for sharing field observations)) and pits cities across the country in a race to see who can get the most participation and the most posts. This year Maine is competing as a “city”! GOMMEA will lead several outings to guide people in using iNaturalist and in exploring our amazing marine environments.
To begin, please sign up on the iNaturalist website: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-maine-2018/join
There are LOTS of ways to get involved in this competition with GOMMEA or on your own. Pick one or pick a couple and help Maine prove it can compete! Events and details are posted in map below:
Wed16May20185:30 - 8:00 pmGulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland ME
Join GOMMEA and the Maine Environmental Education Association (MEAA) at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute as we check out their unique C-RISE program. This sea level rise program brings local relevancy to global scientific data through local history, maps, and case studies. Join us for a 90 minute interactive experience to explore the impacts of sea level rise and weather events on community resources, and examine potential resiliency measures.
When: Wednesday, May 16th 5:30-8:00pm with light snacks/refreshments from 5:30-6:30
and sea level rise program 6:30-8
Where: Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
The space for this program is limited, so please register online to reserve your spot.
These events are made possible thanks to funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Celebrate World Oceans Day with us on June 8! Check out www.worldoceansday.org to find an event near you, or join the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH on June 10 for a FREE day of fun and educational activities and celebrate the important role the world ocean plays in our lives and grand opening of H2O Today, an exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
Join the global community in celebrating World Oceans Day on June 8! The action focus for World Oceans Day 2018 is to prevent plastic pollution and encourage solutions for a healthy ocean. Visit the World Oceans Day website to plan your ocean celebration with free resources including new materials for youth. Register your event to share your celebration with the world on the event map!
The ocean is our direct link to the rest of the world, and it takes an international effort to care for it! The Ocean Conservancy organizes a huge effort in their annual coastal cleanup, and GOMMEA will be out doing our part. There is no shortage of beautiful beaches that need our attention, come join us!
Our Annual Meeting theme has not yet been decided but we hope you’ll join us no matter what!
Check back later for information about the 2018 Annual Meeting!