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Earth Day Celebration at UMM – Lecture, Film and Community Forum

Event organizer: Mark Brown
Event Date & Time: April 21, 2018 9:00 am until April 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Contact email: 350downeast@gmail.com
Bragita Noreen | BDN
Bragita Noreen | BDN

A screening of “A Plastic Ocean” at the University of Maine at Machias Performing Arts Center will be preceded by a lecture by Dr. David Goodrich entitled “A Hole in the Wind: Cycling to Oregon, Looking at Climate.” A retired distinguished climate scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Director of the United Nations Global Climate Observing System, Goodrich will share insights from his cross-country bicycle ride through the back roads of America. Copies of his book will be available in case you missed the book signing on Friday, April 20.

Both the lecture and the film will be followed by discussions led by panels of local experts from the University of Maine at Machias, the Marine & Environmental Research Institute, Washington Academy, the Downeast Coastal Conservancy, the Downeast Salmon Federation, the Maine Forest Service, and EcoSattvas Downeast. Madelyn Woods, M.S., Marine Research Coordinator with the Marine & Environmental Research Institute (MERI) in Blue Hill, Maine will be the featured panelist for the Plastic Ocean panel discussion. MERI has pioneered research on microplastic pollution and its effect on Maine seafood.

The Earth Day Celebration is being sponsored jointly by 350 Downeast, Ecosattvas DownEast with funding from the Natural Resources Council of Maine, and the UMM Science Club.

The event is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be provided.