Two year Fellowship: Island Fellows Program, find out more: meet with Caroline Moore, ’14, March 6th

Find out more about the Island Institute Fellows Program
Meet Caroline Moore ’14 (Biology, teaching minor)
Tuesday, March 6, drop in 2:30-4:30, Adams Hall, room 103. Sign up here

The Island Institute’s Island Fellows supports Maine’s island and coastal communities by (1) strengthening capacity for the local management of historical, cultural, natural, economic, and information resources and (2) assisting in local research, planning, education, and technology projects. Fellows receive two-year placements within these communities.

Caroline Moore ’14 (Biology, teaching minor) shares her work with the Island Institute and her experience and that of other Bowdoin graduates in the Island Fellows program.

Application Deadline: Friday March 23
More information:

Location: Adams 103

Internship Opportunity: St. Germain Collins, environmental, engineering firm in Maine

St. Germain Collins in Westbrook, ME is seeking a current junior or senior for a summer internship position. . ** If you are interested in this opportunity, please reach out to Patrick Coughlin ’89 on the BCAN group (Patrick is principal and director at St. Germain Collins)!  Here is the announcement from their website:

If you have the desire to get hands-on experience and training in field techniques, interpretation of data and safety protocols, and working with mentors, this internship may be right for you. Successful graduating seniors may be considered for a full-time position following the internship.
We are seeking a motivated intern to work 40 hours per week for 12 consecutive weeks based out of Westbrook, Maine. This position will support St. Germain Collins’ environmental team in investigating contaminated sites and helping to clean them up. Most of the time will be spent in the field – commercial and industrial sites in the Northeastern US – assisting our field scientists in collecting soil, water and vapor samples, logging field data, reviewing and compiling data and writing reports, and supporting clients’ compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations. Training provided.
$7,200 (based on 12 weeks, 40 hours per week, $15.00/hr) minus taxes, etc.
If you are interested, please apply as follows:
• Resume, including list of science courses completed
• Cover letter and writing example from a science class (e.g. lab report, research paper, etc.).
• Send application to
• Deadline: March 1, 2018
For more information, please see


Summer Fellowship: National Audubon, Seabird Restoration (Deadline extended)

This just in…
The National Audubon Fellowship deadline to apply is now a rolling deadline, until further notice. The fellow in this position works with Audubon’s seabird restoration programs, which operate seven island field stations along the Maine Coast as critical seabird nesting sanctuaries. The fellow works under the direction of the Island Supervisor, participating in all aspects of seabird research, monitoring, and management that take place at the field station.

On Campus Event: Film- ‘SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic’, Wed. Feb 21 7PM, Beam Classroom

Film: “SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic”

February 21, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM | Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

“Sila” is an Inuktitut word encompassing the ideas of weather, balance, and environment. This film provides viewers a sense of that concept. Also, it examines the impact of a warming world on the people, ecology, and landscapes of the region, tapping into perspectives of an Inuit hunter, climatologists, and an Inuit human rights leader and politician.

On Campus Event: Bowdoin Marine Science Semester Information Session, Thursday, Feb 22 @ 6:30

Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:30 PM
ES Common Room, Adams Hall

The Bowdoin Marine Science Semester (BMSS) is a Fall semester immersion  experience in marine field work, lab work, and independent research.
Join BMSS alums, faculty and staff to find out more about this opportunity.

The semester is available to Bowdoin students and non-Bowdoin students who are enrolled in colleges that participate in the 12-College Exchange Program. We welcome students from all disciplines who are keen to experience marine science in action.

Prerequisites for the program are: the Introductory Biology Sequence- either Bio 1101 and Bio 1102, or Bio 1109 and a math course above 1000.

Students take four courses sequentially in three-to-four week modules taught at the Bowdoin Marine Laboratory and Schiller Coastal Studies Center in Harpswell, Maine. The module style allows for continuity of laboratory and field research.



Off campus Event: New England Grassroots Environment Fund- A discussion about climate change solutions in Maine, Sat. Feb 24, Bangor Maine

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund and the Maine Environmental Education Association along with a few other partners are hosting an interactive discussion to engage a broad range of perspectives in generating creative climate change solutions that address local social and environmental issues in Maine. The Roundtable will bring together individuals and organizations from across Maine who are working in a variety of fields at the local level. We hope to create space for new connections and ideas to emerge and to share opportunities for funding projects. At the Roundtable you will also learn how to both apply for and participate in decision-making around small grants for grassroots efforts through the New England Grassroots Environment Fund’s Seed, Grow, and Young Adult Leaders programs as part of a collaborative funding project of several Maine foundations.

This funder is an AWESOME resource for students with sustainability action ideas to get some seed money to support their projects and the conversations are going to be really exciting and interactive.  It would be AWESOME to have some Bowdoin students take part in the conversation.  Can you please share the word?

Here is basic info:

Date: Saturday February 24th

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Bangor Arts Exchange (189 Exchange Street, Bangor, ME 04401 / The venue entrance for BAE is located at 193 Exchange Street)

Registration closes Feb 20th. Register Here

This is a free event and they can even support students with some transportation stipends as well.  This would also be an EXCELLENT networking opportunity for students—there will be a bunch of ME organizations who do climate related work present.

Please encourage folks to reach out to me or Leigh Cameron ( with questions.

Olivia Griset, President, Maine Environmental Education Association

Off Campus Event: Maine Fisherman’s Forum Friday, March 2, Rockland, ME

 Gain some insight into the people and processes behind Maine’s fisheries.
Join Patrick Warner for a drive to Rockland, ME for a day at the Maine Fisherman’s Forum, on Friday, March 2.  Email Patrick to reserve a seat in the van: Here are the events for Friday:

Friday, March 2, 2018

9:00 am Herring Amendment 8 Information Update
9:00 am Maine Lobstermen’s Assn. 64th Annual Meeting
10:30 am Maine Coast Community Sector Annual Meeting
10:30 am Eastern Maine Skippers Program: How Can Individuals & Communities Manage and Restore Local Fisheries?
10:30 am Lobsters to Dollars: The Economic Impact of Maine’s Lobster Supply Chain
1:00 pm Electronic Monitoring on the Water Fishery
1:00 pm Status of Right Whales and Fixed Gear Fisheries
2:45 pm Open Forum with NOAA Fisheries Leadership
2:45 pm Northern Gulf of Maine Federal Scallop

link to their website

Off Campus Event: “Managing our Seas and Oceans: The Challenge of International Cooperation”. Saturday, March 3, Falmouth, ME (reserve seating by 2/25)

“Managing our Seas and Oceans: The Challenge of International Cooperation”
Keynote address by Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Politics at Bates College, at the Maine Chapter-United Nations Association Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Saturday, March 3, 2018 11AM-2PM
Keynote Address, 1:00 PM
Lunt Auditorium, 74 Lunt Rd, Falmouth, ME
call 207-370-4690 before Feb 25 to reserve seating

Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Politics at Bates College, is a recognized expert on ocean governance. Her work has focused on how states allocate shared fish stocks in the North Atlantic, how states settle joint maritime boundaries, the politics of the Law of the Sea, and the emergence of marine spatial planning as a way to manage increasingly competitive uses of oceans. She is the author of “Who Gets What? Domestic Influences on International Negotiations Allocating Shared Resources,” published by SUNY Press in 2008, long with articles published in many leading scholarly journals, Áslaug ha sgiven lectures and participated in workshops on ocean governance in the United States, Iceland, Norway, Canada, Sweden, the Netherlands, Latvia and Portugal to name a few. She recently co-organized a workshop at the United Nations In New York on the governance of resources in ocean areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Admission at the door: $20* (students $10)
Please reserve by February 25, 2018 by:
Phone (207) 370-4690, or Email:

If interested in taking a Bowdoin van to this event, contact Rosie:

Off campus Event: Princeton Environmental Ideathon, April 13-15, 2018

Princeton Environmental Ideathon
– Cities of Tomorrow  –
April 13-15, 2018
Princeton University

The event will run from April 13-15th, and will provide your students with an opportunity to network with leading student innovators from across the East Coast, as they work together to cultivate creative solutions to some of today’s biggest environmental issues. We especially want to extend our invitation to your Masters level students for an opportunity to accelerate their innovative ideas and make an impact on our undergraduate participants. For more information, please see the attached letter. The application can be accessed here.

We hope that students from your university will apply to join us for this one-of-a-kind experience!

Best regards,
Princeton Environmental Ideathon Team

Lisa M. Nicolaison
Program Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
Princeton University
MacMillan Annex West
Princeton, NJ  08544
Tel: (609) 258-6085
Cell: (609) 651-2416

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