Lincoln County News covers Project Share Day with DMC students
The Lincoln County News reported students at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle exchanged ideas with students from the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center at the first Project Share Day. “It’s a show-and-tell, an exchange of ‘this is what we’ve done this semester at the college level and the high school level.’ So it’s a very casual way of cross-pollinating,” said Lu-Shien Tan, director of admissions at Lincoln Academy. Six Lincoln Academy students participated in the event, which was open to the public, with a variety of hands-on, independent projects on display. Seven students currently enrolled in the Semester By the Sea at the DMC attended the event to share their research projects, according to the article. Among the collegiate projects were studies of plankton communities in the Damariscotta River estuary, tropical reef ecosystems, bee decision-making and ecology, the correlation between body measurements of sharks and overfishing, shellfish aquaculture, shark attacks, and culling the invasive lionfish in tropical Curacao, the article states.