2018 Highmoor Farm Fall Harvest Sale Oct. 10

Staff members from the University of Maine’s Highmoor Farm in Monmouth will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 10 for the farm’s annual fall harvest sale. Several varieties of apples, pumpkins and squash will be available 10 a.m.–4 p.m. near Cyrus Pavilion Theatre. The rain date is Thursday, Oct. 11. A list of available apple varieties […]

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Community invited for coffee talk about oysters with DMC director

The public is invited to join Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, for coffee and a chat about the past, present and future of Maine’s oyster industry at 10 a.m. June 16 in Brooke Hall. The hour-long event is to celebrate the Damariscotta River oyster industry, its longtime connection to […]

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Steneck to give ecosystem collision talk, VillageSoup reports

VillageSoup previewed an upcoming talk by Bob Steneck, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Maine. The talk, “The Penobscot Bay: An Ecosystem Colliding With the Anthropocene,” will take place at Waterfall Arts in Belfast at 7 p.m. June 14. Hosted by Waterfall Arts and the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, the talk is […]

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International scientists to participate in sustainable forest management workshop

A two-day workshop on sustainable forest management focused on northern forests research will bring scientists from the United States, Canada and Denmark to the University of Maine, June 7–8. The event, “Long-Term Site Productivity Research: Lessons from Other Regions and Opportunities for Maine,” is offered by the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU), a stakeholder-driven research […]

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Calhoun leads vernal pool workshop at DMC

Members of local land trusts and municipal conservation and planning committees attended a recent vernal pool conservation workshop led by wetland ecologist Aram Calhoun at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center. Calhoun, a UMaine professor of wetland ecology and conservation, opened the workshop with a primer on the ecology of vernal pools and their […]

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DMC to offer hands-on shellfish farming workshop in June

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole will offer an intensive, hands-on shellfish farming workshop June 25–29. The “Applied Methods in Shellfish Farming Workshop” is intended to familiarize participants with practical approaches to cultivate molluscs — including oysters, mussels, clams and scallops. Attendees will learn about hatchery methods and upweller and nursery systems, […]

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UMaine’s 216th Commencement is May 12

More than 1,650 students, including 34 doctoral degree candidates, are expected to participate in the University of Maine’s 216th Commencement on May 12 in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on campus. UMaine Commencement will be held in two ceremonies, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies are ticketed events and live streaming will be available. Tips for attending Commencement, […]

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2018 Libby Lecture in Natural Resource Policy to be held April 10

An expert on connecting cutting-edge environmental science with public policy will speak at the University of Maine’s second annual Libby Lecture in Natural Resource Policy on Tuesday, April 10. Noelle Eckley Selin, an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Institute for Data, Systems and Society and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary […]

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