Momentos Naturales Colombia is a series of short videos in Spanish about animals and plants that just about anyone in Latin America can easily find near their home, whether they live in the countryside or in the city. All the photographers, writers and producers of the videos are students of the course “Production of nature videos: natural history of Colombia”, which took place at the Universidad del Valle, Cali in 2018 under the instruction of recently retired Bowdoin Professors Nat and Genie Wheelwright and inspired by Nat’s Nature Moments series.
“Nature Moments” is a weekly series of short videos designed to showcase the natural history of common plants and animals. If you live in eastern North America, you will be able to find almost all these species. The videos are being filmed as the seasons change in Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences, Biology Nathaniel T. Wheelwright’s backyard in Brunswick, Maine.
The Bowdoin Marine Laboratory is the scientific component of Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center. We are geographically centered a former farm, consisting of 118 acres of coastal spruce-pine forest with a few acres of old field habitat. Our accessible location on Harpswell Sound, and diversity of natural habitats opens up a wide range of marine, estuarine, and terrestrial research and teaching possibilities.
Bowdoin Marine Laboratory is located on Orr’s Island, Harpswell Sound
“Maine Rivers, Estuaries and Coastal Fisheries” is a collaborative project which brings together scientists and students from Bowdoin College, Bates College, the University of Southern Maine, the Penobscot East Resource Center, the University of Maine and stakeholders throughout the two watersheds. Members of our research team have long and significant experience working on environmental issues related to Maine’s rivers and coastal waterways.
Our research seeks to understand the ecological and socioeconomic influences on recovery of our rivers, estuaries, and coastal marine environments. A project of the program Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative at the University of Maine, funded through Maine-EPSCoR program, we have identified key ecological changes occurring in the combined Kennebec-Androscoggin river watersheds and estuary-nearshore marine ecosystems. To understand the reciprocal interactions and feedbacks between the human and ecological dimensions of these systems, we are investigating both ecological and socioeconomic dimensions of Maine’s waterways and neighboring communities.