CAMDEN — On Monday, Dec. 16, from 1 - 3 p.m., at the Watershed School, Watershed School marine science students will present their research on controversial topics outlining the current state of Maine’s marine resources, culture, and environment.
The public is invited to attend and learn more about the many ways ocean ecosystems and resources sustain the economy and define people’s way of life.
Presentations will highlight the vulnerabilities residents face as Maine’s climate changes, as well as the many opportunities available to address these changes through conservation, research, and sustainable development of the ocean resources.
Students have spent the past several weeks researching their topics and conducting surveys and interviews of community members and experts in the field. Projects include: a study of the sustainability of Maine’s lobster industry, the viability of offshore wind power in Maine, controversies surrounding right whale entanglement and protection, microplastics in Maine, the potential of seaweed production to reduce methane emissions, aquaculture leasing in Maquoit Bay, the impacts of a warming Gulf of Maine, and a case study of Nordic Aquafarm’s proposed salmon farm in Belfast.
A discussion and seafood reception will follow.
Presentations are open to the public and will take place Monday, Dec. 16, from 1 - 3 p.m., at the Watershed School, 1 Free Street in Camden.
Watershed School is an independent high school located in Camden, serving students who are looking for a challenging academic program in the context of a supportive and enthusiastic school culture. A Watershed education is built on the principle that exceptional individual growth develops out of strong teacher-student relationships within the context of a close-knit community. Faculty concentrate on knowing each student in the school – in terms of learning style, interests, attitude toward learning, challenges, and aspirations – so they can help develop each student’s full potential.
The democratic nature of the community develops skills leading to effective citizenship and fosters a healthy affection and sense of responsibility for the school, thereby increasing student openness toward learning, toward each other, and toward adults. The attitudes fostered at Watershed School prepare students for a lifetime of learning and for involvement in local communities and the larger world.
Watershed is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, is a Maine State Approved High School, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
For more information, call 207-230-7341 or visit watershed-school.org.