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March 2019

Brown Bag: Maple Trees and Changing Weather: Is Climate Change Affecting the Maple Industry?

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Weather changes are affecting many agricultural industries.  Are forest ecosystems affected by changes in temperature and precipitation trends?  Is the maple syrup industry going to change as a result of changing weather?  Kathryn Hopkins of the Maine Cooperative Extension Service explores the suspected long-term effects of climate change and the strategies that producers may employ to increase resilience in their production systems. This Brown Bag is free and open to the public. Program begins at 12 noon in Moore Auditorium…

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April 2019

Brown Bag: Data to Action: A Secondary School-Based Citizen Science Project to Address Arsenic Contamination of Well Water

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Jane Disney, Director of Education and Senior Staff Scientist for MDI Biological Laboratory presents this Brown Bag, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12 noon. The goal of the project, "Data to Action: A Secondary School-Based Citizen Science Project to Address Arsenic Contamination of Well Water," is to "create and pilot a national model of STEM education that engages students as citizen scientists and provides them with tools, skills and resources to make sense of data so that their results can…

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May 2019

Brown Bag: Seaweed Farming in Maine

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Schoodic Institute invites the public to a Brown Bag by Sarah Redmond of Springtide Seaweed and The Maine Seaweed Exchange on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Maine is the "Seaweed State", home to a wide variety of beautiful and wondrous underwater sea plants. Learn how we are cultivating these amazing sea plants in underwater gardens, and how they are helping us, in turn, cultivate a new relationship with the ocean and the natural world. This Brown Bag begins at 12 Noon…

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June 2019

Brown Bag: Invasive Plants in our Backyard: What we’ve learned in ANP

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atturbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693-0277 United States
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Invasive Plants in our Backyard: What we've learned in Acadia National Park Join Jesse Wheeler, Exotic Plant Management Program Coordinator, Acadia National Park as he presents this Brown Bag lunch, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Almost a quarter of all plant species in Acadia are not native to the region, however only two dozen have become invasive, threatening our natural and cultural resources. Luckily, Acadia National Park and partners have invested many resources to battle these invasive plants in efforts to…

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July 2019

Brown Bag: Protecting and Preserving Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Threatened by the Emerald Ash Borer

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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How will the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer impact Wabanaki Basket-making traditions in the State of Maine?  Join us on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12 noon, for a presentation by Darren Ranco, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine and citizen/member of the Penobscot Nation to explore this topic.  He will discuss work that he and a team of research partners have been doing since 2009 to prepare for…

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August 2019

Brown Bag: Blueberries and Bees

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Both native and honey bees are critical for wild blueberry production. On Thursday, August 16, 2019 at 12 noon, Lily Calderwood, PhD, Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist and Assistant Professor of Horticulture, University of Maine will talk about the role of pollinators in the wild blueberry ecosystem. Learn how to distinguish a honey bee from a native bee, and how to conduct your own bee counts in the field or garden. No registration necessary. Meets in Moore Auditorium on the Institute…

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