DMC invites friends, neighbors to July 11 social

Want to learn more about local marine science research? Friends and neighbors are invited to a free social at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center 4–5:30 p.m. July 11, to meet DMC scientists and students and learn about new and ongoing summer projects.

“We want to share some of the exciting new research initiatives underway at the DMC with our neighbors on Clarks Cove Road and throughout the peninsula,” says Heather Leslie, director of the marine laboratory. 

UMaine marine science students, faculty and staff will be on hand to talk about their work. This summer, there are 30 undergraduate and graduate students, representing 15 states and one foreign country, living on campus participating in research and internships. Mix and mingle and hear about advances in oyster and scallop aquaculture, microbiology, marine fisheries and conservation biology, and lobster distribution research.

“Everyone is eager to share their work with the community,” Leslie says. “Talking with community members is one of the best parts of my job. I always learn something new — such as what interests others about the work we do and other people’s connections to the campus.” 

This event is one of many opportunities for residents and visitors of the midcoast to learn more about research, education and outreach programs at this waterfront UMaine campus. Summer events are posted on the DMC website and Facebook page.

The center is located at 193 Clarks Cove Road, Walpole. The social will be in Brooke Hall on the lower waterfront campus. More information is online. To request a reasonable accommodation, call 207.563.8135.