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September 2020

Talk – Safety nets and bootstraps: Mainers and food insecurity in the time of COVID-19

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Free

This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required due to security concerns. Please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information. Speakers: Rachel Schattman, Assistant Professor, School of Food and Agriculture, UMaine Kate Yerxa, Extension Professor, Cooperative Extension and School of Food and Agriculture, UMaine Food insecurity, or the “lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life”, is an economic and social justice problem worldwide, including in Maine. This issue is the focus…

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Talk – The Road to Maine’s New Climate Action Plan

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required due to security concerns. Please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information. The Maine Climate Council has been developing a State Climate Action Plan to address climate change that will be finalized by December 1st. Dr. Cassaundra Rose, Senior Science Analyst and Climate Council Coordinator with the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future, will talk about the process of putting together the Climate Action Plan so…

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October 2020

Talk – The Future of Farming: Building Tools for Tech Savvy Farmers

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required due to security concerns. Please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information. Speaker: Lily Calderwood, Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist and Assistant Professor of Horticulture, UMaine This talk will focus on a project led by University of Maine Cooperative Extension members and the State Climatologist in collaboration with Maine farmers. Their goal: to listen to farmer needs around weather information and farm management decision support tools, and discuss future…

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Talk – The Land-Sea Conjunction Junction…what’s the function? Connecting coastal places, people, and science

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required due to security concerns. Please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information. For those who aren't familiar with the word play, check out the original Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar - Conjunction Junction Music Video Speakers: Lauren Ross, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Sean Smith, Associate Professor, Earth & Climate Sciences and Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions A grand challenge of coastal pollution management is the development and application…

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Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival

October 26 - October 30
University of Maine Orono, ME United States
Free

Location: Virtual event The Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival promotes hands on learning about water issues. Due to the on-going pandemic, this year's event has been moved to a virtual format. It will take place October 26-30 and there will be multiple presentations and hands-on activities available to schools throughout the week. The festival is geared towards 4th, 5th and 6th grade students and their teachers. Water resource professionals from Maine and New England provide presentations and activities about water,…

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Talk – Waste Land to Portfolio: How timberland was transformed from a resource to be mined – to equity worth buying

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required due to security concerns. Please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information. Speaker: Dave Edson, Board of Directors, James W. Sewall Company; Advisory Board, Mitchell Center From the viewpoint of a forester who witnessed major forest land transactions during the 70’s thru 2010, there is an inexorable trend offering some expectation that forest land use will continue to serve the needs and interests of future generations. This was…

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November 2020

Talk – Stories from the Sea: Fishing Communities Revealed

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required due to security concerns. Please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information. Speaker: Natalie Springuel, University of Maine Sea Grant Scattered among Maine’s coastal communities, in historical societies, museums, libraries, community radio stations and schools, the voices of Maine’s fishing community members have been recorded for posterity. These voices can illustrate the past and help us plan for the future. With ecological shifts happening today as a result…

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Talk – Maine Can Lead in Fair Planning for Addressing Climate Change: Steps in an Equity Assessment

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required due to security concerns. Please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information. Speakers: Linda Silka, Senior Faculty Fellow, Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Sara Kelemen, Graduate Student, School of Food and Agriculture In the face of climate change, Maine must be prepared. The University of Maine has important roles to play in helping the state prepare for the effects of climate change. One such role is to analyze…

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Talk – Cultivating Ecological Virtues

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required due to security concerns. Please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information. Speaker: Don Beith, Assistant Professor of Environmental Philosophy, UMaine Don Beith is assistant professor of environmental philosophy at the University of Maine, focusing on issues at the intersection of environmental ethics, the philosophy of technology, healthcare justice and existentialism. Don's recent book The Birth of Sense, a study of the work of French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, is…

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Talk – Unkicking the can: How community development can make a difference now

November 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

This talk is available via Zoom. Registration is required due to security concerns. Please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom connection information. Speaker: David Milan, Director of Community Development, Town of Orono, Maine Additional information will be posted shortly.

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