Elemental Intersections

Submitted by Catherine Schmitt on Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:43

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Please join us July 7 for the first in a series of public conversations that bring together ceramic art masters, scientists, and Maine people working in natural resource fields to examine intersections between art and contemporary environmental issues.

Coastal Conversations | Sea Kayak Safety in Cold Water

Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:53
The weather is getting warmer and people in Maine are anxious to get their kayaks and other boats in the water, but boating safety advocates remind us that ocean temperatures take a lot longer to warm than the air. This is Natalie Springuel, from the University of Maine Sea Grant, host of Coastal Conversations. On our next program, we’ll explore concerns related to cold water boating and how to prepare for safe and enjoyable adventures on the ocean and lakes of Maine.
The Downeast Fisheries Trail Celebration

Downeast Fisheries Trail logoOn May 9th 2017, the Downeast Fisheries Trail community of site managers and friends will gather at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor to celebrate the region’s fisheries heritage.

Natalie Springuel Thu, 04/20/2017 - 18:57

Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET)

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During this week’s Coastal Conversations we’ll be hearing about a comprehensive research project being led by the University of Maine call the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network or SEANET.  This 5-year, National Science Foundation-funded, grant is made possible through the ESPCoR program which is hosted at the University of Maine

Hatchery Season Dana Morse Tue, 03/14/2017 - 14:01

crews turning oyster cages on the water in snowHere in early March in Maine, we are starting to get a bit of respite from the long nights, short days and bitter winds of winter. The sun shines more directly, puddles form in driveways and along the roadsides, and the voices of streams can be heard as the snowmelt begins. You may even have some greenery sprouting up on the windowsill, in a peat pot or paper cup. Things are happening.

Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Maine's Salt Marshes

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Have you ever visited a salt marsh? These wetlands provide valuable habitat for birds and fish, and help protect coastal property from flooding and storm damage. But they are vulnerable to rising sea levels and other climate-related changes, prompting action by local conservation organizations and scientists.

On our next program, host Catherine Schmitt will visit a salt marsh with Maine Coast Heritage Trust, explore the perceptions of salt marshes through history, and talk with University of Maine researchers to discuss the status and importance of marshes, and the birds that call them home.