Tuesday June 22nd, 6:30pm
Sea Level Rise, Storms and Citizen Science
In June the Belfast Free Library will launch “All of Belfast Climate Dialogues” (ABCD) a community memory project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Science. The goal of this project is to convene conversations around climate change and to document resident’s reflections about this critical issue. To accomplish this the library will host a series of programs on climate change with follow up sessions with time for reflection and conversation.
The first program, “Sea Level Rise, Storms, and Citizen Science” presented in collaboration with the Climate Crisis Committee will take place Tuesday June 22nd at 6:30 pm on zoom. Register here for the link
Gayle Bowness, Coastal Resilience Program Manager at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute will join us to explain why sea level rise in the Gulf of Maine of Maine is causing more cities and towns along the coast to experience frequent flooding.
She will also share exciting updates to the Coastal Flooding Citizen Science Project that was launched in Belfast in 2020.
Belfast needs more local data to better understand how water level and weather impact flooding in this unique harbor. This project welcomes everyone to participate – contribute your observations, document the types of impacts you’re observing and your level of concern.
Join this virtual program to learn more about local projections for sea level rise and how to contribute your coastal observations through the Coastal Flooding Citizen Science project in Belfast.
Monday June 28th, 6:30 pm
An in depth look at the Belfast Bicentennial Banners
Join Megan Pinette, Belfast Historical Society, for an in-depth look at the “Belfast Celebrates Maine’s Bicentennial, 1820 – 2020” photographic banners project. These extremely visible banners serve as a celebration of Maine and the City of Belfast and provide an opportunity for viewers to reflect on the rich history of both the City of Belfast and the State of Maine.
The project was funded in part by a grant from the Maine Bicentennial Commission, along with funding provided by the City of Belfast. The banners will remain in place until October 2021. Local partners on the project included the Penobscot Marine Museum, the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, the Belfast Creative Coalition, the Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Whitecap Builders, and Our Town Belfast.