In this public presentation co-sponsored by Schoodic Institute and Penobscot East Resource Center, MacArthur award winner Ted Ames will discuss the historical links between alewives and the coastal populations of cod. He will explore what the alewife-cod connection implies for the impact of dam removal and river restoration to marine fish restoration in Maine. The 7pm lecture is free.
Schoodic Institute is offering a dinner beforehand by advance registration only, at 5:30pm. The dinner is optional, and registration is NOT required to attend the free evening presentation. The dinner will cost $28 per person, including taxes. Entree selection will be made during online registration. Capacity for the dinner is limited. Registration will open July 31st. Registration deadline is August 26. Please register as soon as possible to reserve your space and allow our staff to plan. See the special menu at registration page from the Schoodic Institute website: www.schoodicinstitute.org or call 207-288-1310
Two nationally acclaimed opera singers will present a voice recital of All-American
composers featuring musical settings of the poetry of Emily Dickinson, American Folk
Songs, and Gian Carlo Menotti’s short comedic opera, The Telephone.
Katelyn Bray (Soprano), Isaac Bray (Baritone) , Dr, Jamie Hagedorn (Pianist)
Join Jennifer on September 26 - “Play with Nature” and learn about Acadia National Park. Meet at Frazer Point Picnic Area on Schoodic Peninsula in Winter Harbor for a “coastal walk” at 3pm to make your own art using coastal treasures that while still respecting “Leave No Trace” principles. “Coast Walk” Lecture at 7pm, Moore Auditorium with Jennifer Booher.
7pm: Join Jennifer Booher again at 7pm in Moore Auditorium for “Coast Walk,” a presentation by the artist. “My current project, the Coast Walk, is a mixture of art and citizen science: in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of human uses and the natural processes at work on the shore, I am walking and beachcombing the entire coastline of Mount Desert Island, creating still life photographs of things I find. I will be meeting with dozens of people along the way to learn about the natural history of the island and the ways in which various groups of people use or have used the shoreline; I’ve already met with a marine biologist, a Wabanaki cultural historian, and the curator of a local historical society; future scheduled Walkers include a geologist, seabird experts, a scuba diver, an estate caretaker, a family genealogist, a junior-high school science teacher, and a tour boat captain. I have also spoken with local National Park representatives about including current and retired Park personnel in the project. The interviews are woven into the narrative of my walk, along with the the photos I take along the way, and are posted at http://jenniferbooher.com/wp-walking/ At the end of the project, I plan to compile the blog posts and still lives into a book, and donate a copy to each of Mount Desert Island’s public libraries.” - Jennifer Booher