What’s happening? Today: A fascinating talk about transitioning to self-reliance; Thursday: Castlebay’s wonderful music; Friday: The Greenhorns (and these plans were just finalized!) on young farmers, and then next Tuesday, a talk on food for children….Bird walks, and more…That’s just this week. And of course, plan on coming for COA’s Earth Day April 23.
EVENTS Transition 101 – Building Sustainable Communities Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m. Heather Wight ’12 and other members of the Ellsworth-based Hancock County Transition Town group talk on transitioning to a more self-reliant community. Human Ecology Forum. McCormick. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bird Walk Wednesday, April 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. Search trails and the pier with student naturalist Anna Stunkel. Binoculars welcome. Dress for the weather. Dorr, All ages. email@example.com or 288-5395.
Castlebay Thursday, April 14 at 8 p.m. Celtic music and more from a venerable Maine duo. Gates. Tickets at the door. firstname.lastname@example.org. $10.
Wild Herbs Walk and Workshop Friday, April 15 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Ahead of The Greenhorns, COA alumna Rachel Randall shares herbal knowledge to 25 people, first-come, first-served. Matthew Doyle Olson, 207-801-5688 or email@example.com.
The Greenhorns Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. A film about America’s young farmers, accompanied by a panel of farmers. Gates. Matthew Doyle Olson, 207-801-5688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ultimate School Lunchroom Tuesday, April 19 at 4 p.m. A conversation with Jan Poppendieck, author of Free For All: Fixing School Food in America. Human Ecology Forum. McCormick. email@example.com.
Bird Walk Wednesday, April 20 from 4 to 5 p.m. Search trails and the pier with student naturalist Anna Stunkel. Binoculars welcome. Dress for the weather. All ages. Meet at Dorr. firstname.lastname@example.org or 288-5395.
Spring Egg-stravaganza Thursday, April 21 from 3-5 p.m. Celebrate spring with an egg hunt, egg decorating and a bit of egg investigating. Ages 2 and up. Suggested donation: $2 per child. No need to pre-register. Dorr. 288-5395, 207-801-5839, or email@example.com.
Sociecological talk on Maine Fisheries Thursday, April 21 at 4:10 p.m. Carla Guenther of PERC speaks about how conversations with lobstermen and other stakeholders in California led to proposed legislation for self-funding lobster management. Marine Policy Speaker Series. McCormick. CHRISP@coa.edu, 207-801-5715.
Earth Day! Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. COA’s student-run Earth Day combines environmental and social awareness with a multitude of festivities: Holi, African dance, poetry, film, primitive skills, self-reliance talks, butanol, composting, and more. firstname.lastname@example.org
Making School More Like a Farmer’s Market Monday April 25 at 4 p.m. A talk by educator David Sobel, MEd, COA’s visiting Friend of Education, an expert on children in nature and place-based education. McCormick. email@example.com.
Climate Change and Our Future Tuesday April 26 at 4 p.m. Students who attended the Cancun UNFCCC report on their vision of the future of climate change. Human Ecology Forum. McCormick. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bird Walk Wednesday, April 27 from 4 to 5 p.m. Search trails and the pier with student naturalist Anna Stunkel. Binoculars welcome. Dress for the weather. All ages. Meet at Dorr. email@example.com or 288-5395.
EXHIBITS Ethel H. Blum Gallery Your Art Here Monday-Friday, April 11-15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. What’s happening at COA? See the artistic perspective in an exhibit of student and other work. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or 207-801-5733.
Dorr Museum of Natural History Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See amazing tidepool creatures, active dioramas of local animals in natural habitats, sounds of the wild inside a London-style phone booth, and a selection of special exhibits that vary by the month. Plus a gift shop. Donations suggested. 288-5395, 207-801-5839 or www.coa.edu/dorr.
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