Science doesn’t stop in Maine. Our partners have a number of public science events coming up in June. See what’s happening near you and remember that #scienceiseverywhere.
Challenger Learning Center of Maine, 30 Venture Way, Bangor, ME
More information: http://challengercamp.weebly.com/summer-2016-camp.html
The Telephone Museum
June 18, 1:00-4:00pm. Exhibit opening, The First Hackers: Phone Phreaks vs. Ma Bell 1955-1970. A new exhibit that reveals what happened when a group of young, curious, inventive teenagers and outlaws discovered the secret doorways into the “world’s largest machine” – the Bell System Long Distance network.
Inspired by Phil Lapsley’s popular book, Exploding The Phone, and displayed in the new Visitor Center the exhibit will take visitors on a journey that features not only the hackers, but also offers hands-on opportunities to play with the technology the phone phreaks exploited. Visitors are welcome at the exhibit’s opening on June 18 at 1:00 PM, when Mr. Lapsley will give a talk about the first hackers, followed by book signing until 4:00pm. Copies of Exploding The Phone will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children
The Telephone Museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road, Ellsworth
June 10, 5pm. Using Genetics to Save Species in Zoos and in the Wild. Talk by Dr. Robert C Fleischer,
Head, Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, and National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Doors open at 5pm, lecture from 5:30 – 6:30 PM, reception to follow
The Bar Harbor Club, Bar Harbor
Emera Astronomy Center has regular public programs each month on Friday evenings at 7pm (Stars!) and Sunday afternoons at 2pm (The Little Star that Could). More information https://astro.umaine.edu/events/
June 15 – planetarium program Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum!
June 22 – planetarium program Earth, Moon and Sun
June 29 – planetarium program Undiscovered Worlds
Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children under 12.
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Road, Orono
June 20, 5:00–6:00 pm, Kinne Library, Art Meets Science Café – A History of Scientists and Artists Working Together in Acadia. Catherine Schmitt, Communications Director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine.
June 3 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm (cost $70.00), Acadia Birding Festival: Hands-on-Birding
June 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Plants on Maine’s Offshore Islands: Glen Mittelhauser. Maine’s island habitats are experiencing rapid changes. Glen Mittelhauser has conducted research on the flowering plants along the eastern Maine coast over the past 25 years. Come learn how past changes have influenced the flowering plants that currently occur on Maine islands, and gain insights into the potential effects of current and future changes.
June 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Brown Bag Lunch Series – Wild Seed project. The seeds of wild plants have a different set of needs than those of garden and vegetable species. In this talk, Heather will describe the reproductive life cycle of several different types of native plants and explain how we can change our landscape practices to help support wild plant reproduction and survival. Growing native plants from seed is a different way to interact with our native flora and is an inexpensive way to produce a lot of plants. Heather will explain native seed sowing and out door propagation techniques.
June 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Climate Change for Beginners. This presentation will provide an historical perspective and overview of global warming. The latest scientific evidence regarding the causes of climate change will be described, and the potential consequences for the Earth, and Maine in particular, will be discussed. Steps to finding solutions to slow the rate of climate change will be highlighted.
June 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Brown Bag workshop and discussion – Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Maine: What’s Here, & What’s Next? Types of alternative fuel vehicles and their benefits, and emerging technologies will be discussed. Examples of successful usage of alternative fuel vehicles in Maine – municipal fleets, company fleets and private vehicles. Also alternative fuels and other green initiatives in Acadia National Park and the Schoodic Institute. There will be an outdoor display of alternative fuel vehicles and demonstrations.
June 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Protecting Acadia National Park: Reflecting on the past and preparing for the future
All events at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr, Winter Harbor