Events

Field Day at Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden, special invitation to all Master Gardeners

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will celebrate the growing season with a Field Day from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station’s Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden, 914 Bennoch Rd., Old Town. Field Day participants will enjoy workshops, demonstrations, children’s activities and homemade food. Featured speaker […]

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Biology professors to lead Bog Boardwalk talk and walk events Aug. 11, 14

Two nature walks led by University of Maine biology professors will take place at the Orono Bog Boardwalk in August. Allison Gardner, an assistant professor of arthropod vector biology, will lead an informative walk and talk about ticks and mosquitoes at 10 a.m. Aug. 11. Attendees should meet at the cabin at the start of […]

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Public invited to SEA Fellows Symposium on Aug. 7 at DMC

Students, researchers, fishermen, aquaculture entrepreneurs and other marine professionals will gather at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center 2-4:30 p.m. Aug. 7 for the third annual SEA Fellows Symposium. UMaine and University of Maine at Machias President Joan Ferrini-Mundy will welcome participants to the student-centered symposium at 2 p.m. in Brooke Hall on the […]

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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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