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May 2016 events from Maine Science Festival Partners

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


BLOOM Educators’ Program – Professional Development for Educators. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is expanding the reach of the Keller BLOOM Program by offering professional development workshops for Maine high school science teachers interested in collaborating with Bigelow Laboratory scientists to enhance ocean science education in the state.  These four-day summer workshops, led by Dr. David Fields and Dr. Nicole Poulton, provide teachers with training, tools and hands-on research experience so that they are better equipped to teach ocean science in their classrooms. Maximum number of participants is 10.

Enrolling now for July 19-22, 2016. More information:


7th Annual Space Day Open House from Challenger Learning Center of Maine. Included in the festivities: Our very own Maine In Space panelist

s Ali Abedi and Bill Davids, talking about the projects they are doing for NASA.

Wednesday, May 4, 3:30-6pm Challenger Learning Center of Maine, 30 Venture Way, Bangor, ME More information:


Here, Here! An Evening of Science and Story. An Evening of Science and Story – T

ales from Acadia National Park and Beyond presents true stories about the accidents, fortunes, lucky breaks, grueling tasks, and surprising breakthroughs happening in science all around public lands.

Tuesday May 17, 7:30pm

College of the Atlantic, Thomas S. Gates Community Center, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor


Emera Astronomy Center has regular public programs each month on Friday evenings at 7pm (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe) and Sunday afternoons at 2pm (One World One Sky). More information

– Mercury’s transit, Monday, May 9, 7:00am-2:45pm. Mercury will transit the Sun, which has not occurred since 2006. More information:


MDM After Dark. Rediscover Maine Discovery Museum without th

e kids! Sip some locally made wine and beer while enjoying programming specially designed for adults with MDM After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21+ crowd. This month: Electricity.

Wednesday May 18, 6pm-9pm Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main Street, Bangor


World Fish Migration Day. The World Fish Migration Day is a one day global-local event to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. This event is celebrated for the second time. Over 1000 organizations around the globe are involved. Events and celebrations for all ages, statewide throughout May and especially on May 21


Get outside and learn about local bird species; waterfowl and land birds. Schoodic has programs all month, running mostly on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. All the details can be found at

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


Seminar: A World Upside Down: Charting climate and biodiversity futures in Africa and the global south. Phoebe Barnard, South African National Biodiversity Institute. More information: Monday, May 2, 3:00-4:00pm

Seminar: Engaging in Sustainability Debates: The Role of Universities, Experts, and Journalists in Promoting Collaboration and Innovation. Matthew C. Nisbet, Associate Professor of Communication at Northeastern University and an affiliate faculty member with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. More information:   Wednesday, May 18, 4:00-5:00pm

Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, 107 Norman Smith Hall, University of Maine, Orono

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