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December 2020

Fire on the Maine Landscape

December 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online event United States

We've all watched in horror as wildfires blackened millions of acres out west, leaving many homeless and destroying habitat on an unprecedented scale. Join us to learn what role fire has played in Maine's landscape across the millennia and how it can be used as a management tool to facilitate agriculture, reduce fire danger, maintain rare habitat, and more. We'll also learn whether changes to Maine's climate are affecting the risk of fire and associated need for more active land…

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January 2021

Where Have All the Birdies Gone?

January 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online event United States

Since 1970, we have lost 1 in 4 birds across the globe. Bird populations are declining almost everywhere and climate change is increasing challenges to bird health and survival. Learn which birds are most and least affected and why, especially birds in Maine. Understanding a challenge is the first step toward addressing it. Join us to learn about threats to bird populations and what YOU can do to create a healthy future for the feathered friends that bring us such…

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March 2021

Learning Is for the Birds: Ten Years of Bird Banding and Education at River Point

March 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online event United States

Patrick Keenan of Portland-based Biodiversity Research Institute will highlight observations and outcomes from ten years of songbird monitoring at BRI's River Point Conservation Area in Falmouth. He will describe their bird capture and banding methods, research projects, and baseline monitoring goals.   We will learn how BRI's work has translated into educational opportunities, including future opportunities to get involved. Patrick's presentation is paired with an opportunity to visit River Point Conservation Area on April 24th to observe bird capture and…

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April 2021

Visit to River Point Bird Observatory (Falmouth, ME) 

April 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Patrick Keenan and the River Point Banding Team of Portland-based Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) will demonstrate BRI's bird banding process and introduce guests to the tools used in its research. Visitors will likely have the opportunity to see birds in the hand - up close and personal - while learning about bird habitat, biology and ecology as banders process birds and release them back to the wild.   This is a wonderful opportunity to see birds up close and watch…

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May 2021

Protecting Maine’s Environment in 2021 and Beyond: Progress and Challenges

May 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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Join us for an update on Maine’s environment based on recent legislative sessions and challenges ahead at the state and federal levels. Pete Didisheim, Advocacy Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will provide an up-to-date, insider’s view of what’s been happening at the State House to promote clean energy, climate action, clean water, land conservation, and reductions in plastic pollution.  Didisheim is one of Maine’s top experts on environmental policy, with more than two decades of experience at…

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Turtles of Maine

May 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online event United States + Google Map

Turtles have fascinated people for millennia and occupy a special place across many of the world’s cultures. They also occupy special places in their respective ecosystems and are considered to be the among the most threatened group of vertebrates globally. Maine is home to 7 species of freshwater turtles, from the small and secretive spotted turtle to the unmistakable and ornery common snapping turtle. We will hear from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's lead biologist on reptiles,…

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