Events

American Unagi founder to talk at DMC about eel aquaculture

Elvers are a valuable fishery in Maine, but a lot of the catch is shipped to Asia, grown to maturity, then sold back to U.S. markets. But Sara Rademaker, founder of American Unagi, keeps some profit here in Maine. Using business incubator facilities at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, she grows locally sourced […]

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Woodruff to discuss sea level, extreme floods at DMC

Winter 2018 in New England was one for the record books in terms of coastal flooding. Portland, Maine recorded high-water levels not experienced since the Blizzard of 1978. University of Massachusetts associate professor Jon Woodruff will talk about “High water, extreme floods and coastal systems” at 10:30 a.m. July 20 in Brooke Hall at the […]

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Explore the beauty, benefits of biodiversity with Dan Perlman at DMC

Dan Perlman Taking time to explore nature with an inquisitive mind can be an excellent break from today’s technology-driven lifestyle. Dan Perlman’s seminar, “Nature and natural history through an ecologist’s lens,” will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 29, in Brooke Hall at University of Maine Darling Marine Center, at 193 Clarks Cove Road, Walpole. […]

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Explore the beauty, benefits of biodiversity with Dan Perlman at DMC

Taking time to explore nature with an inquisitive mind can be an excellent break from today’s technology-driven lifestyle. Dan Perlman’s seminar, “Nature and natural history through an ecologist’s lens,” will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 29, in Brooke Hall at University of Maine Darling Marine Center, at 193 Clarks Cove Road, Walpole. Perlman, an […]

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Talk on growing tomatoes June 26 at Rogers Farm

University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Mark Hutton will give a free public talk, “Growing Great Tomatoes,” at 6 p.m., June 26 at UMaine’s Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. The talk is offered by UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV). Participants will learn tips and tricks to improve success in growing one […]

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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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