public presentation

Brown Bag: Blueberries and Bees

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

Creating a Healthy and Humane Future

To successfully address the challenges we face in the world, we must raise a generation of solutionaries, people with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to strategically and systemically solve problems in ways that do the most good and least harm to people, other species, and the environment. On August 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM, join

Unseen pollutants- microplastic in global aquatic environments

Microplastic is a pervasive pollutant found in every habitat in the world. Learn about global microplastic distribution, where in may come from, how it is effecting our marine species, some of its potential environmental impacts and most importantly, what we can do about it. Schoodic Institute invites the public to join Abby Barrows for this free presentation on

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

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

Former Chief and modern day cultural activist of the Penobscot Nation shares his story and the Life and Traditions of the Wabanaki

Penobscot & Wabanaki “Farming and Balance With Nature” Barry Dana of the Penobscot Nation begins this informative presentation on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 with an introduction to the Wabanaki…past and present. The remainder of the session will include a Q and A session for the audience to engage in discussion to better help in understanding

Brown Bag: Seaweed Farming in Maine

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

Creative Translation: An Ocean Conversation with Artists and Authors

Schoodic Institute invites the public to a panel discussion Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM in Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus. Schoodic Institute’s Science Communication Specialist and author Catherine Schmitt will moderate the evening’s presentation. Our panel includes author and artist Susan Shetterly, author of The Seaweed Chronicles; Malcolm Shick, author of Where Corals Lie;

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

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