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Talk – Unlocking the language of change: Understanding social-ecological challenges in Maine’s wild shellfish fisheries

September 25, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free
Maine clamflat, rake, basket with clams
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The talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine.

Speaker: B Lauer, M.A. Communication and Journalism with specialization in Conservation and Science from the University of Maine, 2023

Explore the profound influence of language and communication on shaping solutions for social-ecological challenges. In this talk, B will share her journey in understanding the diverse meanings of coastal and fisheries “access” and how communication plays a crucial role in shaping issues in wild intertidal shellfish fisheries in Maine. Join us to discover the powerful interplay between communication and problem-solving in the context of pressing environmental concerns.

B Lauer is a recent graduate of the Master of Arts program in Communication and Journalism and of the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship in Conservation Science and Practice. She holds a B.A. in Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and has held positions as a Stewardship Coordinator and Education and Outreach Coordinator working in freshwater resource management in Minnesota. She has spent the past two years conducting engaged, transdisciplinary, anticolonial research with and within wild intertidal shellfish fisheries in Maine.



September 25, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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