WALPOLE — Want to learn more about local marine science research? Friends and neighbors are invited to a free afternoon social, Thursday, July 11, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, to meet DMC scientists and students and learn about new and ongoing summer projects.
“We want to share some of the exciting new research initiatives underway at the DMC with our neighbors on Clarks Cove Road and throughout the peninsula,” said Heather Leslie, director of the marine laboratory, in a news release.
UMaine marine science students, faculty and staff, will be on hand to talk about their work. This summer there are 30 undergraduate and graduate students, representing 15 states and one foreign country, living on campus participating in research and internships.
Mix and mingle with them and hear about advances in oyster and scallop aquaculture, microbiology, marine fisheries and conservation biology, and lobster distribution research.
“Everyone is eager to share their work with the community,” said Leslie. “Talking with community members is one of the best parts of my job. I always learn something new — such as what interests others about the work we do and other people’s connections to the campus.”
This event is one of many opportunities for residents and visitors of the Midcoast to learn more about research, education and outreach programs at this waterfront University of Maine campus.
Summer events will be posted on the DMC website and Facebook page.
The center is located at 193 Clarks Cove Road, Walpole. The social will be in Brooke Hall on the lower waterfront campus.
For more information, visit dmc.umaine.edu. To request a reasonable accommodation, call 207.563.8135.
Founded in 1965, the Darling Marine Center’s mission is to connect people to the ocean. The center’s researchers, staff and students work alongside fishermen, aquaculture entrepreneurs, marine industry professionals and other members of the community in Maine and around the world.
More information is available at dmc.umaine.edu.