University of New Hampshire School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering Celebration
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, UNH Campus, Durham, NH
Join UNH President Mark Huddleston in celebrating the newly formed School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering. PREP will be a part of this new school and we are very excited about the expansion of opportunities for students and research that this will provide.
Saturday, September 14th
FISHTIVAL – NH Fish & Lobster Festival
Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH
Come join PREP and other non-profits, fisherpeople, chefs, schools
|PREP at Fishtival 2011
and restaurants at the 5th Annual Fishtival! An interactive,
informative and above-all delicious celebration of local fish, localfisherpeople and our wonderful Seacoast community. PREP will have our awesome watershed model on display for anyone to come ‘pollute’ and learn about water pollution.
Event is free admission & seafood small plates are $4
Sunday, September 15th
Hawk Watch: Eyes Like a Hawk
Top of Mount Agamenticus, York, ME
Join the wild bird ambassadors from The Center from Wildlife atop Mt A for a live demonstration of migrating raptors and then view the Mt. A flyway – don’t forget your binoculars!
Reservations are required and there’s a $7 donation.
Wednesday, September 18th
Gundalow Contemporary Coastal Issues Series: Erik Chapman
Aboard the Gundalow Piscataqua, Prescott Park Docks
This series is FREE FOR TOWN BOARDS, COMMISSIONS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS!
Join Erik Chapman, Extension Specialist at NH Sea Grant/UNH Cooperative Extension, aboard the Gundalow Piscataqua for a sunset sail and learn about Erik’s work with the NH fishing industry and University researchers to support sustainable marine fisheries.
Call the Gundalow Office 603-433-9505 to reserve your spot on these cruises.
Saturday, September 21st
UNH Ocean Discovery Day
Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, UNH Campus, Durham, NH
Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex, New Castle, NH
This annual event highlights the research, work and exciting exploration being done by UNH students and researchers. Interactive, family-friendly exhibits and displays at two locations will engage and enlighten on the valuable and fascinating work of marine science. PREP will be there with our awesome watershed model!
Free and open to all! For program of events, directions and more info visit the website
New Hampshire Coastal Cleanup
30 sites around the coast & Great Bay
Join in the biggest coastal clean up of the year, join with people
across the globe in cleaning up our shores! The Blue Ocean Society
together with other partners organizes this annual all-day, region-wide coastal clean-up – many hands make for lighter work!
Sunday, September 22nd
Seacoast Science Center, Ordorne State Park, Rye, NH
Last year over 4,000 oysters were slurped at the Annual Oysterpalooza. The event is a benefit for the Coastal Conservation Association of NH’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program and their work in restoring Great Bay. The oysters are only a $1 – a buck a shuck!
There’s beer, wine, soft drinks and other yummy food samples plus info booths from area non-profits. A fantastic event that’s not to be missed!
Early admission donation is $15 per person until Sept 1, $20 until Sept 21, and $25 at the door. Admission donations can bepurchased online
or at Seaport Fish (13 Sagamore Rd., Rye or State Rd in Kittery).
Save the Dates & Upcoming Conferences
September 10th – 12th
National Conservation Training Center Training: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
3 Days; 8am-5pm
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Wells, Maine
Join the Wells Reserve, the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and the Maine Community Foundation for this valuable training. This course is designed to guide conservation and resource management practitioners in two essential elements in the design of climate adaptation plans. Specifically, it will provide guidance in identifying which species or habitats are likely to be most strongly affected by projected changes; and understanding why these resources are likely to be vulnerable. Vulnerability Assessments are a critical tool in undertaking any climate change planning or implementation.
CLICK HERE for more info, details on course credit, cost & to register.
October 8th – SAVE THE DATE
RARGOM Annual Science Meeting
Holiday Inn at the Portsmouth, NH Traffic Circle
The 2013 Regional Association for the Research on the Gulf Of Maine (RARGOM
) Annual Science Meeting will look back at 2012, a remarkable year in the Gulf of Maine. According to NOAA, 2012 was the warmest year ever in the Gulf and over a broad swath of the North Atlantic, and the high temperatures impacted the physical conditions, biological processes, animal distributions, and fisheries in the region. This meeting will attempt to synthesize the causes and consequences of the 2012 “ocean heat wave” and consider what lessons we can take from 2012 about how the Gulf of Maine will change in the coming century.
The conference will showcase effective planning, design, maintenance, and funding approaches to address water quality needs, as well as a discussion of the current legal climate related to stormwater.