Monday September 21st, 6pm
Launch Event: Citizen Science Project: Belfast Coastal Flooding- Live on YouTube
The City of Belfast Climate Crisis Committee announces the launch of its citizen science project to collect data on coastal flooding events in the Belfast Bay. The launch of “Belfast Coastal Flooding: Storms and Sea Level Rise”, will be live streamed from the Belfast Free Library on Monday, September 21st, at 6pm. The live stream will be on the Library’s YouTube channel.(the link will be posted the day of the event)
The following day, Tuesday, September 22nd at 3:30pm there will be an in-person meet up and demonstration at the Belfast Harbor parking lot.
This citizen science project invites people to participate by going to one of six designated sites around the Belfast Bay and take photographs of high water events which can then be uploaded to the project page on Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Ecosystem Investigation Network ( investigate.gmri.org/project/coastal_flooding/ ). The data will be used by city planners and meteorologists at the National Weather Service (NWS) to help predict high water events and document coastal flooding.
Tuesday October 6th, 6:30
Coyote Lives in a Democracy ~ a virtual presentation with Geri Vistein
The expression Keystone Carnivore is used to describe our Coyotes in Maine, but its meaning often is not fully understood. In this virtual presentation coyote will be introduced to you in this context, and how their important role affects us and the landscape of Maine in vitally important ways. We are all inextricably connected. But our Coyotes are being prevented from freely and effectively acting in their capacity as a Keystone. What is the cause of this? Please join this virtual presentation on zoom to find out.
Geri Vistein is a Carnivore Biologist and the founder of Coyote Center for Carnivore Ecology and Coexistence here in Maine. The focus of her work is sharing with our communities the knowledge we are coming to know about our recovering carnivores, as well as the skills needed for us to live well with them.
We live in a Democracy, as citizens of Maine you will learn what you can do to affect the freedom that Coyotes need to fulfill their important role as the Keystone. Get ready to be enlightened and inspired!
Thursday October 15th, 6:30 pm
Join Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and the Belfast Library for a Zoom program:
“A Solo Canoe Trip on the Penobscot River: Reflections on Philosophy and The Environment” with Alejandro C. Strong.
Registered Maine Guide and philosophy professor, Strong recounts a recent canoe trip he took in Maine’s North Woods. Alejandro mixes stories from his recent trip, memories from 20 years of leading canoe trips, and philosophical reflections on nature and our place in it. Alejandro is the founder of Apeiron Expeditions, and teaches philosophy at Husson University. In both his guiding and research he is interested in helping people explore the relationship between natural environments and human culture.
Tuesday October 20th, 12:00 Noon
Join the Belfast Garden Club and the Belfast Free Library for this virtual presentation:
Indigenous Names Along the Penobscot River Paddling Trail with Cloe Chunn
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Cloe Chunn will show pictures of paddling the Penobscot River. She will tell us about seeing firsthand the meanings of Wabanaki place names along the way and also about creating the Penobscot River Paddling Trail.
Cloe Chunn, former high school and college teacher, is a naturalist, outdoor writer, and Registered Maine Guide. She is cofounder of the Maine Master Naturalist Program. Her book, ‘Fifty Hikes in the Maine Mountains’ (W.W.Norton), has been a standard hiking guide for over 40 years. Exploring wild places, sharing them with others, and feeling her connection to Mother Earth, are what motivate Cloe.