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September 2020

The Wildlands of Monhegan Island

September 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bowdoin Biology Professor Barry Logan will share milestone events in the ecology of The Wildlands of Monhegan Island along with artistic representations down through the ages.

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December 2020

Fire on the Maine Landscape

December 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online event United States

We've all watched in horror as wildfires blackened millions of acres out west, leaving many homeless and destroying habitat on an unprecedented scale. Join us to learn what role fire has played in Maine's landscape across the millennia and how it can be used as a management tool to facilitate agriculture, reduce fire danger, maintain rare habitat, and more. We'll also learn whether changes to Maine's climate are affecting the risk of fire and associated need for more active land…

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January 2021

Where Have All the Birdies Gone?

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online event United States

Since 1970, we have lost 1 in 4 birds across the globe. Bird populations are declining almost everywhere and climate change is increasing challenges to bird health and survival. Learn which birds are most and least affected and why, especially birds in Maine. Understanding a challenge is the first step toward addressing it. Join us to learn about threats to bird populations and what YOU can do to create a healthy future for the feathered friends that bring us such…

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February 2021

Bringing the Fish Back – Restoring Free-Flowing Rivers in Maine

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Maine's rivers were once filled with millions of fish swimming upstream from the ocean every year to spawn, providing food for people and wildlife along the way. Over time, during Maine’s long and productive history of industry, dams were built to harness the rivers’ power and roads were cut to bring goods and people together. In many places, this construction cut off sea-run and other native fish from the habitat they need to reproduce and thrive.  In recent years, through…

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March 2021

Aliens in Winter – Invasive Plant ID Workshop

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

We are a few weeks from official “spring,” with plants  still dormant.  As we eagerly await the first mayflowers and ephemerals, many of us know a threat is afoot in our forests and fields. While quite a few non-native, aggressive plants have invaded Maine, the most common bad actors number about a dozen. These plants compromise the ecological health and quality of our natural spaces and it's worth getting to know who they are. There is opportunity afoot! Winter is…

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Protecting Maine’s Environment in 2021 and Beyond

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an update on Maine’s environment based on recent legislative actions and challenges ahead at the state and federal levels. Pete Didisheim, Advocacy Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will provide an up-to-date, insider’s view of what’s been happening at the State House to promote clean energy, climate action, clean water, land conservation, and reductions in plastic pollution.  Didisheim is one of Maine’s top experts on environmental policy, with more than two decades of experience at…

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Learning Is for the Birds: Ten Years of Bird Banding and Education at River Point

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn what it's like to get up close and personal with our feathered friends! Patrick Keenan of Portland-based Biodiversity Research Institute will tell us how they capture and band songbirds at their River Point Conservation Area and what they hope to learn from their observations and research.   Patrick will share how BRI's work has translated into educational opportunities, including opportunities to get involved. This presentation is paired with an opportunity to visit BRI's River Point Conservation Area on April…

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