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FY16 Environmental Literacy Grants (ELG) Funding Opportunity NOAA Announces FY16 Environmental Literacy Grants (ELG) Funding Opportunity The NOAA Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for education projects designed to strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to enable informed decision-making necessary for community resilience to extreme weather events and other environmental […]

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Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) – Current Track 1

SEANET will be established under this award to help understand how we can create more sustainable coastal communities and ecosystems through a deeper understanding of how these systems interact with and influence each other. This multi-institutional, public-private partnership led by the University of Maine in collaboration with the University of New England and other institutions […]

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NEST Field Trip to Clam Flat

New England Sustainability Network (NEST) – Track 2

Current Track 2 – NEST: Maine and New Hampshire’s coastal tourism and shellfish industries contribute millions of dollars annually to the regional economy. In Maine in 2010, coastal tourism and recreation added $1.1 billion to Maine’s gross domestic product, while shellfish landings in that same year generated revenues of $347 million. But the coastal environment […]

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SMART (Stormwater Management Research Team) – Track 3

The SMART (Stormwater Management Research Team) project is slated to involve approximately 180 Maine high school students and 45 teachers in hands-on projects led by science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals in areas such as engineering design, science, computer modeling, and information technology. Students will be mentored in research internships that can make a […]

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Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) – Recently Completed Track 1

Our last Track 1 Grant – Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) Producing knowledge and linking it to actions that meet human needs while preserving the planet’s life support systems is emerging as one of the most fundamental and difficult challenges for science in the 21st century. There is growing consensus that traditional methods of generating and using […]

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2018 Maine EPSCoR State Meeting

Please mark your calendars and join us on May 30th, 2018, for the annual ME EPSCoR State Meeting. This year’s meeting will feature a sustainability workshop led by Jamie Cloud, founder and president of Cloud Institute for Sustainability Studies. Cloud’s interactiveworkshop will be followed by a Sustainability in Aquaculture seminar delivered by Dr. Barry Costa Pierce. Dr. Costa Pierce is a SEANET faculty researcher and  […]

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