Mon24Feb20206:00 pmYarmouth Community House, 179 East Main Street. Yarmouth, ME
GOMMEA February Event: Climate Fiction for Climate Change Education in Yarmouth, Maine on Monday, Feb 24th at 6:00 PM (weather date Tuesday, Feb 25th). Cost: FREE!
Join GOMMEA for an evening with Yarmouth’s very own author Charlene D’Avanzo, who dedicates her series to scientists struggling to understand climate change. She will explain how climate fiction helps readers understand the science and politics behind the imminent climate crisis. D’Avanzo describes her journey from marine ecologist and college professor to author of the Maine Oceanographer Mara Tusconi mystery series. Click here to read more about Charlene’s story.
Tea and cocoa will be provided. Cost is FREE, but registration is required. Click here to register.
The Maine Environmental Education Association 2020 Annual Conference & Research Symposium - Community-based Environmental Learning: From Inspiration to Impact - will be held March 5 -6, 2020 at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, ME. For more information about the conference, to submit a proposal to present, or to register, visit the MEEA website.
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), is offering a training course for individuals in the field of Interpretation - a Certified Interpretive Guide Training Course on March 16-19, 2020 in Wells, ME. It is designed for individuals who deliver interpretive programs or have contact with the public at interpretive sites. For more information, click here.
The Blue Ocean Symposium at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH will be held March 20-22, 2020. Choose to attend 1, 2 or all 3 days! There will be a variety of presentations on topics related to the Gulf of Maine from microplastics to whale disentanglements and more, plus an ocean sunfish stranding response training on day 3! Space is limited. Register in advance here at http://www.blueoceansociety.org/programs/workshop/.
Mon23Mar20206:00 pmACHS 205, University of New England
MAYDAY: The Crisis in the World's Oceans and the Gulf of Maine
Greg Rec, staff photographer for the Portland Press Herald, and staff writer Colin Woodard, author of Ocean's End: Travels Through Endangered Seas and The Lobster Coast, talk about the stresses facing the world's oceans and their series on the rapid warming of the Gulf of Maine, a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
Sponsored by the University of New England and Kennebunk Conservation Trust
April 2020 is the 5th anniversary of the City Nature Challenge and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Celebrate the nature in and around urban areas by documenting all the species we can find! Learn more about the City Nature Challenge at http://citynaturechallenge.org/.
Fri15May2020Sat16May2020Bar Harbor, Maine
The Ocean Life Conference will be held on May 15 - 16 in Bar Harbor, Maine. This conference is co-hosted by Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company and Allied Whale, the marine mammal research lab at the College of the Atlantic. The conference focuses on the past, present, and future of the Gulf of Maine - covering a variety of different topics related to its natural and cultural history. Day one topics will include geology of the Gulf of Maine and Mount Desert Island, history of Gulf of Maine fisheries, lobster research, marine debris, and seal research. Day two topics will include humpback and fin whale research, oceanography, and puffin and other seabird research. More information about registration coming soon! For more info email Julie Taylor @ email@example.com.
Oceania invites you to Honolulu, Hawai'i July 13–17 for NMEA 2020! Come and learn about the people, the culture, and the marine organisms of Hawai'i! Workshops and kick-off event will take place July 13, conference sessions will take place July 14–16—including a reception at the Waikīkī Aquarium on July 14, a banquet with auction and live music on July 15, and an optional dinner cruise on July 16! Field trips will take place on July 17.
Important conference dates:
International Coastal Cleanup - https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/
Bioblitz! at the Seacoast Science Center and Odiorne Point State Park, NH - https://www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/events/bioblitz/