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April 2018 MSF partner events

Science doesn’t stop in Maine: MSF partners help us keep the focus on science year-round. See what’s happening near you this month and remember that #scienceiseverywhere!


April 27-30 City Nature Challenge The Maine Science Festival, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Maine Discovery Museum and partners have entered our regions of Maine in this year’s “City” Nature Challenge (CNC) – an international competition and celebration of wildlife. How do you do it? Get outside, look for living things, and snap their pictures. Post your pictures and their locations to the iNaturalist website (or just use the app!) by May 3 for your observations to count towards our region’s tally of life. Our goal is to document and identify as many different species around us as we can, AND put Maine on the CNC map! 

April 30, 4:30-5:30pm Exploring the Ocean in the 21st Century The Maine Science Festival is working with the University of Maine who is hosting legendary marine scientist Sylvia Earle for a free public lecture at the Collins Center for the Arts. Dr. Earle is literally a living legend (as declared by the Library of Congress in 2000), not just in the marine science world, but for all scientists and those who love how science helps us learn about the truths of our world. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and a short program of Maritime folk music about the sea will be provided by the New Brunswick folk duo “Frantically Atlantic” from 3:50-4:20 as the audience is being seated.

Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono


April 6, 4:00-9:00pm University of New England Brain Fair. Join UNE for a family friendly (ages 7+) evening of STEM activities and learning about your brain! All events are free and open to the public. Additional information at

University of New England, 630 Pool Street, Biddeford


April 17, 10:00am-5:00pm 2018 UMaine Student Research