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January 2017 Maine Science Festival partner events

Science doesn’t stop in Maine. Our partners have a number of public science events this January.  See what’s happening near you and remember that #scienceiseverywhere.


January 19th, Noon – 1:00pm: Brown Bag Lunch Series: Migration -The New Science of Ancient Movement. In the struggle for existence, migration is among nature’s great events. Birds do it. Whales do it. Even some insects move thousands of miles in spring or fall. Reporting from the frontiers of migration, naturalist and photographer Bryan Pfeiffer will reveal the secrets of migration from the perspective of a bird (Blackpoll Warbler), a butterfly (Monarch) and a dragonfly (Wandering Glider). Join writer and field biologist, Bryan Pfeiffer as he shares images, stories and humor! You’ll discover what new and innovative research tells us about how animals migrate to survive.

Bring your lunch and join us during this free program. Registration is not required.

9 Atterbury Circle, Winter Harbor. Follow signs on the Schoodic Institute campus, Winter Harbor.



January 10th, 2016, 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Maine BioScience Legislative Reception. Come speak face-to-face with the newly elected Legislators, hear about BAM’s policy priorities, and learn about the major topics for the 2017 legislative session. Issues like tax policy, economic development incentives, higher education, workforce and transportation are important to your bottom line. Legislators need to hear from the life science business community. Be part of this conversation!

This event is free; please RSVP to

Senator Inn & Spa, 284 Western Avenue, Augusta


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January 7th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm: Do you have what it takes to survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Test your survival skills and learn how to prepare for the ultimate disaster at this fun event geared to youth in the 8-12 grades. For more information, contact Axiom Education & Training Center 207-255-4917 or email

Food, prizes, and surprises. The event is free, but registration is required – please register here.

University of Maine Machias Gym, 116 O’Brien Avenue, Machias



January 5th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Curiosity Studies: Skulls.

January 19th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Curiosity Studies: Tower Garden.

Do you need time to create? Feeling frustrated with the same still life arrangement? Come be inspired by our most amazing specimens—this month, it’s creature skulls and our Tower Garden! You are invited to view our reserve collections for artistic motivation. Bring your own supplies—paint, sewing needles, charcoal, pencils and we provide the inspiration.