‘Wild animals and wild people’ at COA talk on ‘North Woods Law’

Posted Aug. 08, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Location: Deering Common Community Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: 207-801-5625; news.coa.edu/2014/06/13/summer-2014-events-at-college-of-the-atlantic/

‘North Woods Law’ grew from College of the Atlantic roots

BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Two College of the Atlantic alumni with key roles on the hit cable television show “North Woods Law” will speak about their experience producing and starring in the show in the latest free weekly Coffee & Conversation forum.

COA Academic Dean Ken Hill will speak with film producer Heeth Grantham ‘94 and Maine State Game Warden Troy Thibodeau ‘04 about their work on Animal Planet’s television show “North Woods Law.”

The reality show follows Maine Warden Service patrols as they cover more than 18 million acres of “rugged terrain filled with wild animals and wild people,” according to an Animal Planet show description. “These ‘State Police of the Woods’ never know what to expect from one moment to the next.”

The popular show’s March 16, 2012 premiere was watched by 1.3 million viewers. It is now in its third season. Grantham produced an episode of the program; also included in his credits are episodes for “National Geographic Explorer,” “Nova,” “Dates from Hell” and other well-known TV series and documentaries.

Thibodeau was sworn in as a game warden in 2012 after completing an intensive hiring process and the 18-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro, the warden service said in a news release. He also attended Advanced Warden Academy to obtain skills such as search and rescue, tracking, surveillance, recreational vehicle enforcement and crash investigation, fish and wildlife laws and patrol techniques, public relations and others.

Their talk, 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12 at Deering Common Community Center, is free and open to the public, and is part of the dozens of public programs the college offers the Mount Desert Island community and guests.

The weekly talks pair a College of the Atlantic faculty member, trustee or community member with experts in various fields including natural history, art, literature, science and history. For more, visit http://news.coa.edu/2014/06/23/coffee-and-conversation-series-begins-july-1

College of the Atlantic was founded in 1969 on the premise that education should go beyond understanding the world as it is, to enabling students to actively shape its future. A leader in experiential education and environmental stewardship, COA has pioneered a distinctive interdisciplinary approach to learning—human ecology—that develops the kinds of creative thinkers and doers needed by all sectors of society in addressing the compelling and growing needs of our world. For more, visit http://www.coa.edu.

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