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February 2019 MSF Partner news & events

February 5, 7:30pm: MSF Pop-up eve

t: Aquaculture on land. Join us for a MSF Pop-up event at the Bucksport Performing Arts Center for a MSF Forum that will look at some of the science behind land-based aquaculture systems. Speakers: Ian Bricknell, Libra Professor of Aquaculture Biology, University of Maine; Jennifer Fortier, Whole Oceans; and Michael Pietrak, National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center, USDA.

Bucksport Performing Arts Center, Bucksport Middle School, 100 Miles Lane, Bucksport

February 10, 1:00pm-3:00pm: MSF Pop-up event: There’s Science in My Beer! The Maine Science Festival and Foundation Brewing Company are delighted to announce the first of our series of MSF Pop-up Events: There’s Science in My Beer! Join us for a deep dive into the science of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxygen in beer. This event will double as a fundraiser for the MSF, and space is limited to 20 participants. Tickets are $15; sign up at Eventbrite:

Foundation Brewing Company, 1 Industrial Way #5, Portland

February 28, 7:00pm-9:00: MSF Pop-up event: Salmon in Maine. In partnership with NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Maine Field Station and the Maine Discovery Museum, the MSF is hosting a Maine Science Festival Pop-up event: Salmon in Maine as part of the International Year of the Salmon. The Main Street Gallery will be open for this after-hours gallery event, featuring artist Karen Talbot’s Maine’s River Run Fish. In addition to the exhibit, we will also have brief presentations on the history of salmon in Maine, the scientific study of Atlantic salmon that NOAA has done (and continues to do), and Karen’s work to meld the scientific with the artistic to tell the story of Maine’s river run fish, and salmon in particular. Speakers: Catherine Schmidt, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park; Ed Baum, salmon expert (retired, NOAA); Karen Talbot, artist.

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19th Century Curran Homestead Villa

e at Fields Pond & Newfield

February 18-22, 10:00am-3:00pm: S.T.E.A.M. Workshop Week for Kids (Newfield). Do one day or all five days with workshops in foot treadle sewing machine and hand sewing, letterpress printing, cooking, baking and pickling, electric lamp building, crystal; radio set building, catapult building, and fiber arts (with live sheep!).

Ages 8-13; Cost: $30-45 dependent on workshop, discount if you sign up for the whole week: $175. Bring a bag lunch; snack provided.

Contact:; (207) 205-4849

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February 27, 6:00pm: Author visit:

J. Malcolm Shick. Along with images from his book, Dr. Shick will be talking about how corals have become part of humanity’s cultural heritage. Seen as rainforests of the sea, coral reefs have become emblematic of the fragility of marine biodiversity, their declining health a warning sign of the human-driven climate change that has produced warming seas, ocean acidification, and rising sea levels.

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February 17, 2:00pm-3:00pm: Tie-Dye

Science. Do science and create art: try out the mysterious patterns of Tie Dye with fabric or paper, inks, and droppers. Recommended 4+, $1 materials fee. Get your ticket day-of at the admissions desk.

February 18, 11:00am-12:00pm: Geology Is A Piece of Cake! Naturally presented by Maine Discovery Museum and Fork & Spoon, Geology Is a Piece of Cake author, Katie Coppens, visits Maine Discovery Museum & layers on the learning into the world of geology – using CAKE! This event is free with museum admission. All ages – space is limited – register today! Maine Discovery Museum – p: (207) 262-7200