Klein, Bricknell to speak at Maine Science Festival Pop-up Events Jan. 31, Feb. 5

Sharon Klein, an associate professor in the University of Maine School of Economics, and Ian Bricknell, a professor of aquaculture biology at UMaine, will speak at upcoming Maine Science Festival Pop-up Events.

Klein’s talk will be at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Bangor Unitarian Universalist Church. She will discuss the science of window inserts and how they work to help reduce heat loss, modeled energy and emissions savings from research conducted at UMaine, and additional nonmonetary benefits of inserts and the community workshops that build them. Space is limited; registration is online.

WindowDressers, an organization that brings together volunteers to build affordable window inserts, will be onsite. Participants can sign up online to help with a build before or after Klein’s talk.

Bricknell and Jennifer Fortier, outreach and development associate at land-based aquaculture company Whole Oceans, will discuss the science behind two new projects in Maine using recirculating aquaculture systems to grow Atlantic salmon at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Bucksport Performing Arts Center.

More information about MSF and related events is online.