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Schoodic Institute Brown Bag Series: Students partner with shellfish communities to manage clam fishing

Event organizer: Phyllis Morris
Event Date & Time: May 17, 2018 12:00 pm until May 17, 2018 1:00 pm
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WINTER HARBOR — Schoodic Institute at Acadia’s Schoodic Education and Research Center works with schools and communities in support of “Community Citizen Science,” which is science conducted by community members that addresses community concerns. This past year the Institute initiated a new project that, as it grows, will connect middle and high schools to local shellfish committees to help towns collect the data that they need to manage clam fishing.

Bill Zoellick, Schoodic Institute education research director, will describe the crisis faced by clam fishermen all along the coast of Maine and will explain how work by schools and students can provide information that will help in addressing the problem, in a brown bag session noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Schoodic Institute, Acadia Drive. He will provide an overview of work over this past year with Sumner Memorial High School and the towns of Gouldsboro and Steuben, and will talk about Schoodic Institute’s work toward expanding this program to other towns and schools.

Join us for this interesting Brown Bag. Bring your lunch and join us in Moore Auditorium. No registration required. Free.