Village Soup advances shell midden field trip led by Kelley

Village Soup advanced a field trip to shell middens on the Medomak River led by Alice Kelley, an instructor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and a research associate professor with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. Kelley will guide field trip participants and educate them on current knowledge of the middens, which are an important resource for archaeologists and environmental scientists to learn about native life thousands of years ago. She will also discuss work being done to document and preserve middens as they are being lost to sea level rise, as well as a new citizen science program she initiated, according to the article. The trip is the result of a partnership between UMaine, Medomak Valley Land Trust, Friends of Hog Island and Maine Coast Heritage Trust. It will take place from 10 a.m.—1 p.m. July 11. Participants will be transported to Hog Island by boat, and should bring water and a packed lunch and be prepared to hike about three miles. The trip is free, but preregistration is required. Contact or 207.832.5570 for more information or to register.