Seacoast Science Center Evening Dinner Series: Oil Spills in Marine Waters: What Really Happens
Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye NH
The event will teach you about the many forms of crude oil, how it is transported and the New Hampshire connection through UNH’s oil spill response effort. Nancy’s team was responsible for leading the effort to disperse much of leaking oil during the Deep Horizon spill and testified three times before Congress and on multiple media outlets.
The admission cost includes cocktails, dinner catered by Liberty Lane Catering and the presentation is $50 for Seacoast Science Center members and $60 for non-members.
RSVP by November 1 here or by contacting Ashley at 603-436-8043, ext. 14.
Saturday, November 9th
Norton Hears a Who
Kittery Land Trust’s Norton Preserve,Norton Rd., Kittery, ME
An evening adventure into the woods of the Norton Preserve. The Norton Preserve is a 176 acre wildlife preserve owned and managed by Kittery Land Trust
. Located at the end of Norton Road, it is KLT’s largest preserve located in the largest unfragmented and undeveloped area of Kittery. Because of its size and the diversity of its landscape, Norton Preserve provides critical nesting and hunting sites for a large number of owls. Bring a headlamp, we’ll bring an owl recording and quietly wait to hear the nesting owls respond.
Tuesday, November 12th
Naturalist Nights at White Pine Program: Owl Ecology with Center for Wildlife
6:00pm – 9:00pm
White Pine Program Offices, 170 Cider Hill Rd., York, ME
A family friendly night hosted by White Pine Programs. The folks from the Center for Wildlife with present owl ecology. Study skulls, feathers, and feet. Dissect pellets, learn calls, meet live owl ambassadors. These nights a great chance for adults to deepen their understanding of an connection to nature.
Free & Open to all! Potluck dinner – bring a dish to share.
Wednesday, November 13th
Portsmouth Science Cafe: NH Oysters: Good for You, Good for The Bay
Doors at 5:00pm; Presentations at 6:00pm
Portsmouth Brewery’s Lapanza Lounge, Market St., Portsmouth
Come enjoy a pint and bite while engaging in interesting dialogue about contemporary research and science. Ray Konisky is the director of marine science for the NH Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Ray Grizzle is a research professor in the dept. of Biological Sciences at
UNH and co-owner of an oyster farm. “The Rays” have been working on restoring oysters throughout Great Bay and will discuss the process as well as the improvement in water quality and the local economy that oysters can provide. Come armed with your questions, thoughts and ideas.
Free & Open to all!
Perkinstown Common Hike with Great Works Regional Land Trust
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Trailhead on the cul de sac on Thompson Street, off of Perry Oliver Rd., Wells, ME
Markus Diebolt of the Wells Conservation Commission will be guiding the tour. Recently conserved, these 288 acres in Wells and North Berwick were formerly known as the “Granite State Gas” lands. The town of Wells now owns the property (with Great Works Regional Land Trust as conservation easement holder) and is developing a trail and management plan. In the meantime, Great Works is offering a hike along the slightly rolling woods roads of this significant parcel.
RSVP as numbers are limited. $5 donation ($10/family) suggested for non-members. For directions and to register:
Durham Public Library, 49 Madbury Road, Durham, NH
The Think Blue Maine Partners are proud to announce the first ever Maine Stormwater Conference. This conference focuses on real-world strategies for protecting and restoring water resources.
Municipal Staff, officials, regulators, consultants and watershed managers from around the state of Maine and beyond are greatly encouraged to attend. There are Professional Development Hours available and stormwater professional certification opportunities are also available. This is an awesome program for anyone interested in how to address the growing pollution source of stormwater.
Save the Dates & Upcoming Conferences
25th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference
Newport Harbor Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island
The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management will host this valuable conference, it is the premier forum in the Northeast for sharing information and improving communication on NPS issues and projects. The conference brings together all those in New England and New York State involved in NPS management, including participants from state, federal, and municipal governments, the private sector, academia, and watershed organizations. This year’s conference will be the 25th annual iteration of the event and will highlight some unique retrospective content about NPS management.
May 19-20th, 2014
LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference
Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH
Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host the Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference on May 19-21, 2014, in Manchester, New Hampshire.
The conference will focus on local solutions that communities can employ to prepare for the present and changing climate, including extreme weather events such as Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Sandy.
All public and private stakeholders are invited to join us at the Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference to learn how to better prepare and adapt to current and future climate change impacts and ensure the success and resilience of our communities.