April events from Maine Science Festival Partners

Science doesn’t stop in Maine. Our partners have a host of events coming up this April, all available free-of-charge. See what’s happening near you and remember that #scienceiseverywhere.



 

RISE__STEMsmMaine Center for Research in STEM Education (RISE Center) lecture by Steven Greenstein from Montclair State University “Topology, Technology, and Children’s Ideas.”
Monday April 4, 3:00 PM
University of Maine, Hill Auditorium, Rm. 165 Barrows Hall, Orono


Looking for more brain science? Join MSF partners and sponsors University of New England at their UNE_300x72_colorannual Brain, Body and Wellness Fair. There will be many hands on and interactive activities for kids and families of all ages. Come out to learn how amazing your brain and nervous system are, and how best to protect them from injury. There will be free ice skating, skills competitions with UNE scholar athletes, and helmet giveaways. There is also be a special community forum on opioids, from 6pm-8pm.
Friday April 8, 4pm-8pm
University of New England, Harold Alfond Forum, Nor’Easter Way (GPS: 630 Pool St), Biddeford.
More information: http://www.une.edu/brain

axiom edFirst Saturday Board Games, Saturday, April 9, 12:00-3:00pm. Washington County 4-H Extension Office, 28 Center Street, Machias. Board games are an excellent way for kids to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) while having fun! Some of the games we will have available are Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Carcasonne, and Dominion. Our games and activities target kids age 10-18, but we will keep a variety of games on hand for various ages and interests.

– CodeGirl Movie and activity (SCRATCH coding to follow), Thursday, April 21, 12:00-4:00pm. University of Maine at Machias, Science Building Lecture Hall, 16 O’Brien Ave, Machias.This thrilling documentary features high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration as they participate in the Technovation Challenge. By 2017, the app market will be valued at $77 Billion. Over 80% of these developers are male. The Technovation Challenge aims to change that by empowering girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition. From rural Moldova to urban Brazil to suburban Massachusetts, CODEGIRL follows teams who dream of holding their own in the world’s fastest-growing industry. The winning team gets $10K to complete and release their app, but every girl discovers something valuable along the way.

For more information, call Axiom Education and Training Center 207-255-4917, Washington County 4-H Extension Office 207-255-3345, or email stem@aetc.us.


MDM After Dark. Rediscover Maine Discovery Museum without the kids! Sip some locally made wine and beer while enjoying programming specially designed for adults with MDM After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21+ crowd. For our April event we are teaming up with the UMaine Neuro Club to present Mind Games and Optical Illusions.

Wednesday April 13, 6pm-9pm
Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main Street, Bangor

More information: http://mainediscoverymuseum.org/Programs/MDM-After-Dark.aspx

Maine Sea Grant Research Symposium is a forum for new and seasoned Sea Grant investigators and students to share their research plans and outcomes with Sea Grant staff and stakeholders, receive input from the community, and plan collaborative outreach activities. The theme of the 2016 symposium is “Research in a Time of Rapid Change.”

Thursday April 14, 1pm-5pm
University of Maine, Buchanan Alumni House, Orono
More information: http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/research/symposium

Brown Bag Lunch Series – North Atlantic Humpback whales. Kaitlyn Mullen addresses the questions: What does “home” mean to a 50 ton mammal, and how has citizen science shaped our understanding of North Atlantic Humpback whale habitat use? When will we know when this whale population is stable enough to sustain even limited commercial scale whaling?

Thursday April 21, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Moore Auditorium, Acadia Dr, Winter Harbor

More information: http://www.schoodicinstitute.org/event/brown-bag-lunch-series-north-atlantic-humpback-whales/


hurricane islandHurricane Island – Teacher Day
This is a free trip to explore and learn more about the programs we offer through the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership. If you are a teacher or administrator who would like to learn more about our professional development programs, school programs, and summer programs, we want you to come visit for the day! Teachers: while we are a perfect location read more…

Friday April 22, 9:30am-4:30pm
Meet at 19 Commercial Street in Rockland to depart for Hurricane Island.


University of Maine Graduate and Undergraduate Student Research Symposium. Come and see undergraduate and graduate student research from the University of Maine, in the form of a poster, exhibit, or oral presentation.

Wednesday April 27th, 8AM-5PM
Cross Insurance Center: Ballroom, 515 Main St, Bangor


Teaching the Genome Generation™ (TtGG) provides high school teachers the content knowledge, teaching strategies, and resources needed to enhance student learning in genomics and personalized medicine. This course will provide instruction in the molecular genetics of personalized medicine, use of bioinformatics tools, and discussion of the ethics of genetics research. In the end, teachers will develop lessons designed for their unique school environment and resources.

Enrolling now for July 11-15, 2016.
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor

Free – all expenses covered including travel, room and board in Bar Harbor. Teachers earn $500 stipend.
For High School Teachers

 

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