Media Advance Darling Marine Center Anniversary Events

Wiscasset Newspaper and Boothbay Register reported the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole will celebrate its 50th anniversary with summer events including Wednesday Walking Tours, Science on Tap Seminars and an open house. From July 1 through Aug. 19, visitors are invited on Wednesday mornings for a walking tour of the center’s waterfront laboratories, according to the article. The 90-minute tours will highlight current research projects focusing on lobster ecology and fisheries management, shellfish aquaculture, remote sensing, coastal food webs, and ocean acidification, the article states. The first Science on Tap Seminar will be presented by UMaine marine scientist Bob Steneck on July 8. The open house on Aug. 8 will feature activities for all ages to introduce visitors to the plants and animals that share the shore and learn about marine research tools and technology, the article states.