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June 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.


June 3, 3:30 – 7:30pm: Hidden Figure Project Maine. Join Challenger Learning Center and Emera Astronomy Center staff for a fun rocket building activity! How high will your rocket fly? After, it’s time for a pizza supper break and rocket story sharing! Finally, take a seat in the Emera Astronomy Center planetarium for an exclusive viewing of the movie, “Hidden Figures,” made possible with support from River City Cinema.

Registration is limited; $10/person . Sign up here:

Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Road, University of Maine


June 3, 11:30am – 2:00pmTeen Science Cafe: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Incomplete Combustion. Continuing on the First Responders/Emergency Management themes we began to explore at the Zombie Apocalypse, Jeff Currier of the Maine Forest Service will lead us on an interactive tour of the Jonesboro Forest Station.

No fee, and lunch provided. Grades 8-12. Pre-registration required. For more information, contact Axiom Education & Training Center 207-255-4917 or email

Maine Forest Service​ Office, 317 Whitneyville Rd, Jonesboro


June 8, 12:00 – 1:00pm: Brown Bag Lecture – Supporting and Sustaining Clamming Communities. Bridie McGreavy, an Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine, will present and share insights from a four-year ethnographic research project to understand and support sustainability efforts in Maine’s clamming communities.

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



Now Open: Real Pirates, a National Geographic Exhibition. Journey into the exciting world of real pirates and experience their fascinating, true adventures. A treasure trove of genuine artifacts, including authentic pirate treasure last touched by real pirates, 300-years-ago. Treasure, pistols and canons will transport you back to an era that lives in legend. Pirate adventures have filled storybook pages and movie screens. Now, get the true tale of Real Pirates, a National Geographic exhibition, only at Portland Science Center. The truth is more powerful than fiction.

AGES: Great for Pre-K and up, as well as adults coming by themselves

7 days per week. $15.50 – $19.50. Group Rates given to parties of 10 or more (advanced booking for groups required)

Portland Science Center, 68 Commercial Street, Maine Wharf, Portland (1 pier over from Casco Bay Lines)


June 29, 7:00 – 8:00pm: Genetic Tales: Author Talk and Book Signing with Mark Derr. Mark Derr is the author of How the Dog Became the Dog: From Wolves to Our Best FriendsDog’s Best Friend and A Dog’s History of America. As an expert on the subject of dogs, he has appeared regularly on The Charlie Rose Show, and in documentaries for A&E and The Discovery Channel. He writes regularly for Atlantic Monthly, Natural History, Smithsonian and The New York Times. Free event, for all ages.

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor


June 23, 4:00 – 6:30pm: Tech Job Fair / Hiring Event. In partnership with Maine Startup and Create Week, Project>Login is hosting a tech sector job recruiting event. This hiring fair is ideal for all tech sector job seekers: software developers & engineers, UX designers, product designers, graphic designers, IT, project managers, marketers, SCRUM masters, analysts, and more. Free and open to the public.

Maine College of Art, in the cafe; 522 Congress Street, Portland


June 6, 7:30am – 12:00pm: Maine Manfacturing Summit. Companies from across all manufacturing sectors and their respective trade associations will gather with a unified voice for manufacturing. The 2017 Summit will feature: business showcases featuring innovative technology products made by Maine companies and business exhibition tables, as well as manufacturing recognition awards:     – Manufacturing Innovation Award      – Manufacturer of the Year     – New Manufactured Product of the Year

There will also be three high school Robotics Teams displaying their robots:

    – Team 58 Riot Crew-South Portland High School     – Team 5687 The Outliers-Baxter Academy of Science and Technology     – Team 4473 REM Delta Prime-Hall-Dale High School

All current industry members have a prepaid ticket; to register, go to

Franco Center, 46 Cedar St, Lewiston


June 20, 9:00am – 12:00pm: Special Aquaculture Exhibit and Curriculum Workshop for K-5 Teachers. Hands-on workshop: come preview the new Aquaculture Exhibit, learn about just released K-5 Ocean and Seaweed Curriculum and get your hands wet in the UMaine Aquaculture Research Institute’s touch tank. Every teacher who attends will receive free books for their classroom and a $50 stipend.

Registration is limited. Sign up here:

Maine Discovery Museum, Main Street Gallery, 74 Main Street, Bangor


Regular public programs are available on Friday evenings at 7pm (Dream to Fly) Sunday afternoons at 2pm (Cosmic Colors). More information and tickets:

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, University of Maine


Applications are now being accepted: Engineering camp (Maine Summer Transportation Institute), run from July 10-21 (9am-4pm weekdays). Full Scholarship (Free) 2 Weeks Summer Camp in Engineering funded by Federal Highway Administration for Greater Bangor Area Middle School students. UMaine College of Engineering is offering educational opportunities for 20 middle school students to learn about engineering and transportation related careers. Students are exposed to university life, leadership and team-building activities, and a series of lectures, workshops, hands-on laboratories, and field trips. Participants explore all aspects of engineering.

Lunch will be in the Maine dining hall; swimming, basketball and other sport activities will be in the Student Recreation Center. Online application is at For more information, email

Foster Student Innovation Center, University of Maine, Orono


Applications are now being acceptedForays into the Maine Coast a unique workshop combining Marine Field Science and Art! Monday to Fridays, 2 weeks, July 24 – August 4; start and finish times are somewhat tide dependent but approximately 9 AM to 3 PM. The class will be co-taught by International Environmental Artist and explorer Mara G. Haseltine and Molecular Biologist and Sea Captain Bradford Haskell. We will be partnering with MDI Biological Laboratories and the Ocean Foundation for this workshop which is sure to be an adventure in learning not to be missed. This workshop is open to all ages and perfect for entire families to enjoy the Maine Coastline and learning together. 

$600/person; we ask that students nine under nine years old be accompanied by an adult.

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