Please join faculty and staff for the Environmental Studies
End of the Year Dinner Bash
Monday May 6th at 5:30 PM in the Roux Center!
Dinner will be provided by Bowdoin Dining and live music by Finn Woodruff!
Bring an instrument and your enthusiasm for an enviro jam.
Please fill out the form from Eleanor Paasche, or email Rosie (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know if you will be able to make it and if you have any food allergies/preferences
that we should be aware of.
.There will be vegetarian/vegan and gluten free options!
Field Trip to Solar Farm, May 3rd.
If you’re curious about what it means on the ground for Bowdoin to be carbon neutral, then hop on the bus and come on a field trip to the site in Farmington where the largest solar array in Maine is under construction! We’ll meet with representatives from the energy company, tour the site, and learn how a local dairy farmer is keeping the fields in operation while helping to grow alternative energy in Maine.
RSVP and more information here. Contact Juliette Min, Maynor Loaisiga, or Bethany Taylor with questions.
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
Artists’ Gallery Talk in “Material Resources” Exhibition
Roux Center for Environmental Studies Scholar Stephanie Rothenberg and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Digital and Computational Studies Erin Johnson will discuss their engagement with the environment as practicing artists.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment.
Illustration: installation view of Material Resources, including Trading Systems: Bio-Economic Fairy Tales, 2018, by Stephanie Rothenberg.
Exhibit Opening – A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World
New Exhibit: March 26, 2019 though December 31, 2019
Music is a vibrant part of Canadian Inuit society. This exhibit explores traditional and contemporary music through Inuit prints, sculptures, and recorded sound. Contemporary Inuit music is featured at a listening kiosk.
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Studies Center
Funded by the Russell and Janet Doubleday Endowment.
Lecture – Called Upstairs: The Inuit Voice in Moravian Music
Moravian missionaries used music when colonizing Labrador Inuit, who recast the music to express their own values. Professor Emeritus Tom Gordon, Memorial University of Newfoundland, will discuss working with Inuit musicians to document their unique musical heritage.
Free and open to the public, sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center.
Biology Seminar: Brian Cheng, Assistant Professor – University of Massachusetts Amherst
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:25 PM — 5:30 PM
Dr. Brian Cheng is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts in the Department of Environmental Conservation. In his talk, he will provide three vignettes examining the impact of global change (planetary scale human alterations) on coastal oceans. Dr. Cheng will discuss the consequences of extreme climate events (atmospheric rivers) and non-native predatory species on Olympia oysters. He will also highlight recent work measuring predation intensity in marine protected areas. Dr. Cheng is a marine ecologist who uses laboratory experimentation, field observation, and data synthesis techniques to address fundamental and applied problems in ecology.
Dr. Cheng earned his bachelor of science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his PhD from the University of California, Davis.
Read more about his research at his website, https://bscheng.com
46th ALBERT REED & THELMA WALKER MARITIME SYMPOSIUM
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019, 9AM-6PM
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath ME
Mariners and those who depend on the sea cause and respond to cultural, economic, and ecological changes. This symposium takes an interdisciplinary look at the issue of changing environments through a variety of lenses. These lenses include changing visual and cultural interpretations of the sea, Maine’s changing roles in international trade, the changing role of literary figures in marine conservation, and the ways that climate change impacts fisheries.
The “Liquid, Mystic Theme” in American Art: Shifting Perceptions of the Sea
Katherine Manthorne, Professor of Art History, City University of New York
From Guangzhou to Augusta: The Influence of the Delano Family of Maine on the Changing Environment of the Early-U.S. Sino Trade
Thomas H. Cox, Associate Professor of History, Sam Houston State University
Creating a Hurricane? The Double Life of Marcus Mote’s Shipwreck at Sea, 1883
Julia Stephens May, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
Fish Tale: A Hemingway Marlin in Maine
Susan F. Beegel, Former Editor of The Hemingway Review
The Future of Fishing in a Rapidly Warming Gulf of Maine
Marissa McMahan, Senior Fisheries Scientist, Manomet
Anne Hayden, Program Manager, Sustainable Economies Program, Manomet
9:00 am – 6:00 pm april 6, 2019 closing reception — cash bar advance registration required visit www.mainemaritimemuseum.org