On and Off Campus Event: Common Good Day, Saturday 9.21 11:30-4:30

Common Good Day
September 21, 2019
11:30 AM — 4:30 PM
Farley Field House, Infield

Organization:

McKeen Center Bowdoin’s 21st Annual Common Good Day will take place on Saturday, September 21st from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Join 500 of your fellow students, faculty, staff and alumni to learn about and connect with your local community. Dozens of partner organizations will host projects, including outdoor cleanup, painting, office support, spending time with seniors and children, and much more. All participants will receive lunch, great memories, and an opportunity to form lasting connections with the Midcoast Maine community! First time participants will also receive a free t-shirt!

Follow the link to find out more: https://www.bowdoin.edu/calendar/event.html?bid=1054413&rid=118866

Off Campus Event: Portland Climate Strike Sept. 20

350 Maine, Maine Youth Climate Strikes, and Maine Youth for Climate Justice are organizing a Global Climate Strike This fall, youth around the world will come together to strike for the climate. Join the conversation between activists and representatives.

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
maine@youthclimatestrikeus.org

Off-Campus Event: Common Ground Fair!, Unity Maine, Sept 20-22

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association proudly presents: THE COMMON GROUND FAIR! This Unity, Maine fair draws all sorts of local artists, producers, vendors, and craftspeople to the three-day extravaganza. Reach out to other students and organizations to find rides to the fair. Entrance fee changed. Unity, ME, September 20, 21, and 22 (Friday-Sunday).

 

Off-Campus Event: The B Side – Observations, Illuminations, and Education from the Hive Mind, Sat. 9/21

Portland House of Music, Saturday, September 21, 2019. The Honey Exchange Presents The B Side: Observations, Illumination, and Education from the Hive Mind  – All Ages – —— All of our tickets are paperless. Purchased tickets will be at will call at the door. All you need to do is arrive with your ID and enjoy the show! Tickets are $45, breakfast included.

This TedX-like event will strive to answer the question, “Why should I care about bees?” while exploring the myriad unexpected ways honeybees are part of the social and cultural fabric of our everyday life.

Proceeds from this event will fund Education Outreach. Since 2011, The Honey Exchange has taught more than 8,000 schoolchildren about bees and beekeeping.

Off-Campus Event: Bogs and Fens – Ecology of the Heath, Tuesday, 9.24 6PM, Topsham Public Library

Did you know that Topsham has a ‘heath,’ related to the moors found in Great Britain?

Sept 24, 6:00 pm at the Topsham Public Library

Master Naturalist Fred Cichocki will describe the ecology of the 12-acre heath located at Cathance Rive Nature Preserve in Topsham and other sphagnum moss wetlands. Enhance your fall excursion to Topsham’s Heath by learning about this unique ecosystem.

Outdoors in Midcoast Maine: Trail Run Series – WOODWARD POINT PRESERVE, Oct 10 @ 5:15, Brunswick

Join us on the second Thursday of October  (Oct 10)at 5:15pm for a casual trail run on Brunswick Topsham Land Trust (BTLT) trails!

These outings will be casual trail runs, not races. At each location we will designate running loops with a meeting point about 0.75 to 1.0 miles away from the parking place. We will re-group there. Those that wish can return to the parking place (having run 1.5 to 2.0 miles). Others may wish to continue on to tackle other loops. Most runs cover 3 to 4 miles in total.

Please register for this free event.

For directions to this event, click here.

Off campus Tour: Field trip to Solar Farm, Friday May 3

 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.

Off Campus Event: Nat Wheelwright and the Naturalist’s Notebook @ Topsham Public Library Tuesday, May 7 @ 6PM

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

Off Campus Event: Changing Environments: An interdisciplinary maritime symposium, April 6, Bath, ME

46th ALBERT REED & THELMA WALKER MARITIME SYMPOSIUM
“CHANGING  ENVIRONMENTS”
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

Off Campus Event: “Strengthening Maine Communities Through Environmental Education”, March 14-15, Belfast, Maine

Good afternoon!

The Maine Environmental Education Association is hosting is annual statewide conference “Strengthening Maine Communities Through Environmental Education” at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, in Belfast, Maine on March 14-15, 2019.

The research symposium is March 14th and is cohosted with the Maine Math and Science Alliance.  The full Conference is March 15th, is cohosted with Unity College.

The conference will bring together 150+ leaders, educators, and students from throughout Maine and New England to share innovative environmental education strategies, and strengthen teaching, public communication, and leadership skills – all in serving to enhance the relationships among Maine’s people, communities and environment.

Registration is open now!

Conference participants will have the opportunity to choose from over 25 workshops, participate in a nature-based makers space, environmental education resource share, learn about preliminary results from the statewide Census for Community-based Environmental Learning, explore exhibits, network and students can gain support on job and internship applications. Teachers can earn contact hours for attending this conference and scholarships are available.  To learn more about the conference and to register visit www.meeassociation.org.

Please let your students know about this opportunity. There are scholarships available, so if cost is a barrier for your students, please have them reach out. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Alex Brasili
Alexandria Brasili (Bowdoin Alum)
Research Associate
Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance
(207) 230-4617 • 219 Capitol Street, Suite 3, Augusta, ME 04330