Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Landscape of Change

Coastal Conversations show: July 22, 2022
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie SpringuelMaine Sea Grant

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Today our show is about the Mound Desert Island-based project called a Landscape of Change. Landscape of Change is a collaborative project with the goal of compiling and publishing historical records of natural history observations on Mount Desert Island, dating back to the late 1800s, and comparing these with contemporary data to document change over time.

While the project focuses on the science of environmental change, it also explores how every-day people can collect meaningful scientific data, and how people might choose to respond to ecological change, as individuals, as artists, as natural resource managers, as activists or even as a society as a whole.

So make a note to tune in Friday afternoon, July 22, 2022, from 4-5 PM, when this month’s Coastal Conversation features A Landscape of Change. Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and online at

Guests in the first two segments

Raney Bench, Executive Director of the Mount Desert Island Historical Society

Johanna Blackman, Executive Director of A Climate to Thrive

Jennifer Steen Booher, Artist-in-residence with MDI Historical Society.

Seth Benz, Director of Bird Ecology at Schoodic Institute at Acadia Nation Park


Guests in last segment

Catherine Schmitt, science writer with Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

Kyle Lima, Data Analyst, also with the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park


For more information

MDI Historical Society Landscape of Change page and related calendar of events for opportunities to see the artwork produced by our guest Jennifer Steen Booher

Artist Jennifer Steen Booher’s webpage. The artwork discussed on the radio show, the “We Change with them” series, can be viewed in the most recent edition of the MDI Historical Society journal Chebacco or at events listed on the MDI Historical Society calendar of events or in the lobby of Reel Pizza for the summer 2022 season.

Landscape of Change at the Schoodic Institute along with upcoming related events including bio blitzes and more.

A Climate to Thrive along with upcoming related events

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