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Upcoming Events in Maine

4 event(s).

KidWind Challenge - Portland, Maine

Date: 3/31/2017

Location: Portland, ME

This information was last updated on March 04, 2017

This KidWind Challenge is a wind energy learning experience for middle- and high-school students around the country. Learn more and register for the KidWind Challenge in Portland.

A Climate of Change Film Screening: Belfast

Date: 4/22/2017

Location: Belfast, ME

Source: Island Institute

This information was last updated on March 02, 2017

In honor of Earth Day, the Belfast Free Library will host a film screening showcasing the Island Institute's A Climate of Change, a series of four short films about the future of fisheries and the changing ocean.

Across New England and the nation, fishermen and scientists are observing notable shifts in the ecosystem and dramatic changes on the water. The four films in the Island Institute's A Climate of Change series examine the effects on the fishing industry associated with climate change, including warming waters, lack of biodiversity, and ocean acidification. The films help introduce shellfish aquaculture as an example of economic diversification for fishing communities and will provide excellent opportunities for relationship building and dialog on climate change.

  • Part 1: Warming waters in the Gulf of Maine
  • Part 2: Ocean acidification in Alaska
  • Part 3: Collapse and adaptation in the Apalachicola (FL) oyster fishery
  • Part 4: The future of aquaculture.

2017 Island Energy Conference

Date: 4/27/2017 to 4/29/2017

Location: South Portland, ME

Source: Island Institute

This information was last updated on March 08, 2017

The 2017 Island Energy Conference will feature a full conference program on April 27-28 followed by a site visit to Monhegan Island on April 29. Monhegan Island is located 12 miles off the coast of Maine, and attendees will tour the innovative new generation upgrades and learn about how the community has approached its energy challenges. The Energy Department provides funding support to the Islanded Grid Resource Center, which partners with the Island Institute. See the agenda and presentations from the 2015 Island Energy Conference.

Ocean Frontiers III - Midcoast Maine Premiere: Rockland

Date: 5/4/2017

Location: Rockland, ME

Source: Island Institute

This information was last updated on March 02, 2017

Join the Island Institute and Green Fire Productions for the Midcoast Maine premiere of Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship and the New Blue Economy! Ocean Frontiers III is a film that chronicles efforts to plan for the healthy, safe, and sustainable future of our oceans. It explores the intersection of national security, maritime commerce, fishing, and recreation, plus expanding industries such as offshore wind energy and aquaculture and tells the story of how ocean planning helps us manage and balance all ocean uses to keep it thriving for generations to come. The evening will begin with a light reception, followed by the film and post-film Q&A with a panel of local experts.