April 12-27


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. jvisvader@coa.edu.

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. astunkel@coa.edu 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. tkittelson@coa.edu. $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 mdoyleolson@coa.edu.

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 mdoyleolson@coa.edu.

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. jvisvader@coa.edu.

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. astunkel@coa.edu 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 cgraham@coa.edu.

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. merlo@coa.edu

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. jcox@coa.edu.

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. jvisvader@coa.edu.

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. astunkel@coa.edu 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. cclinger@coa.edu, jolbrantz@coa.edu, 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.

Donna Gold Director of Public Relations, Editor, COA Magazine College of the Atlantic 105 Eden Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 207-801-5623, office 207-266-4470, cell dgold@coa.edu www.coa.edu

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