Virtual Programs: Calendar and Registration

 Programs will be recorded and posted to our  YouTube Chanel. 

 

Thursday October 21st, 6:30pm

Maine Won’t Wait: How Maine is Taking Action on Climate Change with Dr. Cassaundra Rose

Dr. Cassaundra Rose is a senior science analyst and the Maine Climate Council coordinator in the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. Dr. Rose will talk about how climate change is expected to affect Maine, the state climate action plan, Maine Won’t Wait, and how Governor Mills and the Legislature have advanced significant, bipartisan legislation and funding for climate action this year.

Register for the Zoom link here.

The Belfast Free Library and the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition are co-sponsoring this presentation.

This program is also part of the ongoing series of programs for the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues.

Preston Spicer

Thursday September 16th, 6:30 pm

The Belfast Free Library and the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition are once again co-sponsoring the upcoming fall and winter series of programs on Zoom.

Storm Surge in the Penobscot Bay and River: Observations and Lessons Learned

A presentation with Preston Spicer, PhD Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Maine

Register for the zoom link here

Storm surges can be a threat to life and property in coastal regions during tropical and mid-latitude storm events. The State of Maine is most prone to storm surges resulting from mid-latitude winter storms, typically called “nor’easters”. When nor’easters track far enough inland, there is often a strong wind directed from the south over coastal Maine which enhances surge in Maine’s many estuaries. We present observations of surge during two of these “windstorms” in one of the states largest estuaries: the Penobscot Bay and River system. We discuss the unique citizen scientist monitored water level network, which was created to capture these observations, as well as some interesting findings from each storm.

This program is also part of the ongoing series of programs for the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues.