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February 2019

Cathance River Snowshoe/Hike – Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

February 11

NEW DATE! Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by joining us for a fun morning winter outing in Topsham at the Cathance River Preserve. We will lead the group on a snowshoe or hike (based on conditions) on the trails at the Preserve. The trails will lead us down to the river where the ice formations can be magical in the winter. We will follow along the river and do as many trail sections as the group is up to.…

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Cathance River Preserve Snowshoe for the 50+ crowd – GMOW

February 15
CREA Ecology Center, Barnes Leap Loop
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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This outing is geared to active seniors (but open to all) who love to get outside in our winter wonderland. The pace will be geared to the group's abilities as a whole. Ideally some experience snowshoeing or hiking with microspikes is helpful, but anyone with proper gear and ability are welcome. (Snowshoes are available if needed - contact leader to discuss). The group will have a choice of doing the trails along the river or around the heath.  After the…

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Full Snow Moon Snowshoe & Nordic Ski

February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Highland Green Golf Club, 114 Evergreen Circle
TOPSHAM, ME 04086 United States
Free

Join CREA for a family friendly snowshoe & ski event under the glowing full snow moon! All ages and ability levels are welcome. "Traditionally, the Moon we see in February is called the Snow Moon because usually the heaviest snows fall in February. This name dates back to the Native Americans during Colonial times when the Moons were a way of tracking the seasons. And the Native Americans were right. On average, February is the USA’s snowiest month, according to data from the National…

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Maine Forests: Using the Past to Imagine the Future

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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Free

Using a diverse array of historical and ecological evidence, Professor Barton will discuss the past, present, and future of the forests of New England, with a focus on Maine. Including photos and selections from Barton’s books The Changing of Nature in the Maine Woods and Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests in Eastern North America, this presentation at the Topsham Public Library will discuss the divergent possible paths for the future and the importance of older forests in promoting…

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March 2019

Mt Ararat Student Research on the Cathance River Nature Preserve

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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Throughout the fall of 2018, Honors Biology students from Mt Ararat High School made weekly visits to the Preserve to conduct research on a range of topics.  Working in 6 small groups, they chose research questions and collected scientific data. Projects included learning about the heath, the river, salamanders, fishless lakes/vernal pools, mammals, and forest growth. In addition to the guidance of their teacher, Glenn Evans, projects were mentored by local specialists, including Fred Cichocki, Kevin Doran, Kelly Waddle, Daniel…

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Stories from Earth

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College

Fiery volcanic eruptions, earth-shattering quakes, and continents on the move have forged the planet we call home. Take a journey from mid-coast Maine to Russia and New Zealand with geoscientist Rachel Beane. She will share captivating photos from the field, and from the microscope, as we explore the processes that have shaped our planet for millions of years. In so doing, we also will learn how the tiniest of minerals record some of Earth’s biggest stories.  Dr. Rachel Beane, Ann…

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Forests of Lilliput – The Miniature World of Lichens and Mosses

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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Join CREA and Presenter Jeff Pengel at the Topsham Public Library for a talk on a variety of natural history topics on lichens, mosses and similar plants. While these organisms often go unnoticed, they occur in surprising abundance, especially in Maine. Featuring closeup photography, topics will explore these organisms' unique, and sometimes startling, adaptations that have allowed them to survive for many hundreds of millions of years in some of the most extreme conditions on earth. Jeff was trained as…

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April 2019

Protecting Maine’s Environment: An Insider’s View of Progress & Challenges

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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Free

Join CREA for a presentation about the most significant environmental opportunities and challenges facing Maine at the state and federal levels. Pete Didisheim, Natural Recourses Council of Maine’s Advocacy Director, will provide an insider’s view on environmental policy being discussed in the Maine State House. He also will describe challenges we face from proposed rollbacks of environmental safeguards. Didisheim is one of Maine’s top experts on environmental policy, with more than two decades of experience at the Natural Resources Council…

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Population & Consequences to the Environment

April 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Highland Green Community Center, 7 Evergreen Circle
Topsham, ME 04086
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Free

John Seager is President and Chief Executive Officer of the national organization Population Connection and an expert on environmental issues.  Today there are over 7 billion human inhabitants of our planet; by 2050 there will be 10 billion.  John's talk will detail environmental impacts of expanding human population. His extensive background includes work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as a Congressional aide. Seager served under seven-term U.S. Representative Peter Kostmayer of Pennsylvania, succeeding him in 2005 as President of…

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May 2019

Cathance River Education Alliance: Annual Meeting

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant St.
Topsham, ME 04086
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