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July 2017 Maine Science Festival 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.


July 13, 7:00 – 8:00pm: Gaining Perspective with Lighthawk. Jonathan Milne, Eastern Program Manager, Lighthawk. Since 1979 Lighthawk has been at the forefront of utilizing the aerial view to inform management and change hearts and minds. Come along on this visual journey and learn what is seen on a Lighthawk flight.

July 20, 12:00pm-1:00pm: Brown Bag Lecture – Thoreau’s Journeys in The Maine Woods. The Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail consists of traditional Wabanaki canoe routes and portages in Maine’s Kennebec and Penobscot River drainages over which Henry David Thoreau traveled in his three excursions into the Maine Woods, his last two with Penobscot Indian guides. Paul Johnson highlights the places where Thoreau traveled, and some of the plants and animals that he observed, many of which can be seen today just as Thoreau saw them more than 150 years ago. Paul Johnson is a member of Maine Woods Forever, an all volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the legacy of Maine’s forests and woodlands.

Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive, Winter Harbor


Science Summer Camps: Week-long summer camps, covering topics in astronomy, math & art, and space & energy. More information:

Grades K-8; $215/week, with discounts for multiple children and/or multiple weeks.

Bennett Hall, University of Maine, Orono


July 14, 8:30am-4:00pm: The Beaches Conference. The Beaches Conference works to provide continuing opportunities for exchange of the most current information among beach and coastal stakeholders with diverse interests, and to present the findings from Maine and New Hampshire beach monitoring programs. Registration begins at 7:30am; Coastal Social from 4:00-6:00pm.

General registration fee $50 plus processing fee for online registration.

Conference – Wells High School, 200 Sanford R