April 19-May 3 at COA

What’s happening – almost too much! Talks, walks, children’s egg event at the museum, and Earth Day! on Saturday. Enjoy! – Donna

EVENTS 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-funded 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, children’s activities, film, primitive skills, mural painting, talks on self-reliance, butanol and biking, music, bike help, food, crafts, games, and more! merlo@coa.edu or www.coa.edu/earthday.

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.

Our Coast: Coastal management in Nova Scotia Thursday, April 28 at 4:10 p.m. Justin Huston ’99, now with Nova Scotia’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans talks about his work with coastal management in Nova Scotia for the Marine Policy Speaker Series. CHRISP@coa.edu or 207-801-5715.

Wilderness First Aid Workshop Friday through Sunday, April 29-May 1 Learn to manage medical emergencies in the back country when 911 isn’t an option. www.wildmed.com/outdoor-professionals-and-enthusiasts/wilderness-first-aid.html. tkittelson@coa.edu or 207-801-5672. $190.

Contra Dance Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 lessons; 8 p.m. dance With Big Moose Band, caller Chrissy Fowler. Gates $6.

Beech Hill Farm Celebration Sunday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate spring, and new solar panels at the farm with Maypole dance, live music, children’s activities. Beech Hill Farm, Mt. Desert. 244-5204, BeechHillFarm@coa.edu.

Multi-Media Performance of Climbing PoeTree Sunday, May 1 at 8 p.m. Using creativity to combat injustice and destruction, a duo of women combine poetry, video and more. Gates. $10.

One State, Three Projects: Opening May 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. Adelina Mkami ’11, Neil Oculi ’11, and Zimmerman Cardona ’11 present their senior project. Blum Gallery. cclinger@coa.edu or 207-801-5733.

The Final Itch May 3 at 4 p.m. Jesse Karppinen screens a movie on polio with a discussion following. Human Ecology Forum. McCormick. jvisvader@coa.edu.

EXHIBITS Ethel H. Blum Gallery One State, Three Projects: Yucatan Ethnographies Monday-Friday, May 2-6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Zimmerman Cardona, Adelina Mkami, and Neil Oculi offer photography, excerpts, and graphs from their senior projects in Mexico. cclinger@coa.edu, 207-801-5733.

Dorr Museum of Natural History Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. View a host of special exhibits: Melita Westerlund’s coral sculptures, student marine lanterns, Hazel Stark’s botanical photos, Photos from the local SPCA, and recent taxidermy work. Also 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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