Please join the Topsham Conservation Commission as we present Nat Wheelwright and the Naturalist’s Notebook at the Topsham Library
Tuesday, May 7th
6-7:30 pmWhat do you notice throughout the year? Hearing the first peeper in the spring, watching the arrival of monarch butterflies in the summer? Seeing the first snowfall in winter – or noting the last one in the spring? This list, sometimes called phenology or the timing of natural events, is often observed by each of us. Have you ever wondered how to record this information or whether it is useful?
Nat Wheelwright, Emeritus Professor of Natural Sciences at Bowdoin College, wants to encourage more people to notice the world around them. To this end, he devised The Naturalist’s Notebook (Storey Publishing, 2017), which he co-authored with Bernd Heinrich, Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Vermont and award-winning nature writer and artist. Gulf of Maine Books will be on hand to sell The Naturalist’s Notebook; all royalties from the sales of this book go to conservation and environmental education activities.
Come celebrate this book at the Topsham Library any time from 6-7:30. Learn tips on how to become a naturalist no matter what your background. Explore tools such as the Naturalist’s Notebook, the creation of your own journal or list of phenology, or the utilization of an online resource such as iNaturalist. Light refreshments will be served.
25 Foreside Rd. Topsham, ME
Climate Change: Confronting Our Past to Change Our Future
Tuesday, April 23 7:00 PM
Roux Center Lantern
Reception to follow for the Bowdoin Community at 30 College
Climate change threatens our living planet. Less-developed nations face the greatest risk from rising seas and parched land. By empowering women and smashing all barriers that prevent women from achieving full reproductive autonomy, John Seager argues that we can uphold inalienable individual rights while fostering a better, safer, less-crowded world. His organization, Population Connection, believes this is the single best way to prevent climate chaos. “Population control” is never the answer. Instead, his presentation will show that unfettered access to health care and abolishment of Trump’s Global Gag Rule are necessary parts of a sustainable future.
John Seager advises the #Fight4HER National Campaign. A former congressional Chief of Staff and EPA official, he is the president of Population Connection Action Fund, the progressive national grassroots organization dedicated to fighting for full reproductive autonomy for every woman everywhere.
Reception for the Bowdoin Community will follow at 30 College.
This event is open to the public free of charge, and is co-sponsored by the Economics Department, Environmental Studies Program, the Sexuality, Women and Gender Center (SWAG), and the Sustainability Office.
Don’t miss the end of the year ES Gathering
Monday, May 6 from 5-7 PM
in the Lantern
Dinner, conversation, music..
Please let us know you’re coming:
Join us for a presentation about the most significant environmental opportunities and challenges facing Maine at the state and federal levels. Pete Didisheim, NRCM’s Advocacy Director, will provide an insider’s view on environmental policy being discussed in the Maine State House. He also will describe challenges we face from proposed rollbacks of environmental safeguards by the Trump Administration. Pete is one of Maine’s top experts on environmental policy, with more than two decades of experience at the Natural Resources Council of Maine. It is sure to be a lively and informative evening. Hope you can make it.
Protecting Maine’s Environment—An Insider’s View of Progress and Challenges
Pete Didisheim, NRCM Senior Director of Advocacy
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Topsham Public Library
25 Foreside Road, Topsham, Maine
This event is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by Green Steps, Cathance River Education Alliance, and the Natural Resources Council of Maine.
Thursday, April 25 7pm
Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St. Fort Andross
Directed by Su Rynard
This special showing of The Messenger is sponsored by Freeport Wild Bird Supply, in support of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust. As spring migration kicks into gear, this is the perfect partnership of like-minded entities to provide this opportunity to see a spectacular documentary about birds and their connection to humans. The Messenger is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it means to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them.
Freeport Wild Bird Supply is an independent and locally owned retail store dedicated to the appreciation of nature, especially birds. Visit them for expert advice on the best feeders, seed, binoculars, and more. And, check out www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com for information on free bird walks and birding tours for all skill levels.
Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT), established in 1985, has conserved 56 properties totaling over 2,700 acres in Brunswick, Topsham, and Bowdoin. Their focus is the conservation of lands that have ecological, habitat, scenic, agricultural, and other values through property ownership and conservation easements. With their array of program offerings, they connect people to land and the natural world. To learn more or get involved, please visit www.btlt.org!
General Admission $10 Proceeds from this event will go to the BTLT
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