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Darling Marine Center Recruiting Student Researchers: Local Students Encouraged to Apply 

University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center is recruiting student researchers to contribute to a diversity of marine and environmental research projects this summer. The DMC hosts 25 to 30 undergraduate researchers on the Walpole campus each summer. Student researchers work together with UMaine faculty and other DMC-based researchers on projects ranging from the fundamental biology […]

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Heather Leslie, Darling Marine Center Director, named 2022 AAAS fellow

Heather Leslie, professor of marine science and director of the Darling Marine Center at the University of Maine, has been named a 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, one of the highest honors in the scientific community. AAAS Fellows are a group of scientists, engineers and innovators recognized for their achievements […]

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Marine Ecology for Middle School Students

Walpole, Maine–Local middle school students are invited to the University of Maine Darling Marine Center to explore the ecology of the Damariscotta River estuary. This Saturday morning educational program designed for middle school students will be led by Devin Guilfoyle, outreach coordinator at the Darling Marine Center.  Guilfoyle will lead a two hour exploration of […]

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Two students in the intertidal zone looking at rock weed with a quadrat

Fall Marine Ecology Field Research Opportunity for High School Students

This fall high school students of all grades have an opportunity to learn about marine ecology while getting muddy in the Damariscotta River estuary. The Darling Marine Center based research team is inviting high school students to apply to participate in green crab surveys as part of an ongoing community science research program in the […]

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Community Invited to Participate in Shellfish Discussion at the Darling Marine Center

Interested community members are invited to join researchers and local students at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center for a conversation about emerging results of an ongoing community science program in the Damariscotta River estuary. Building on several years of collaboration between the University, shellfish harvesters and Lincoln Academy, this summer local high school […]

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Darling Marine Center to Host Annual Science Seminars

On Friday July 15 the University of Maine Darling Marine Center will kick off its seminar series with Dr. Heather Leslie who will present on the challenges and opportunities of engaged research. Leslie who is Director of the UMaine Darling Marine Center and Professor of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences will provide an update […]

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Summer Marine Ecology Research Opportunity for High School Students

This summer high school students, including rising freshmen and recent graduates, have an opportunity to learn about marine ecology while getting muddy in the Damariscotta River estuary. The Darling Marine Center based research team is inviting high school students to apply to participate in shellfish surveys as part of an ongoing community science research program […]

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Student-Led Community Science Program Highlighted by Lincoln County News

Sarah Risley, a University of Maine graduate student based at the Darling Marine Center, will lead a team of undergraduate and high school students to study the shellfish species living at several sites along the upper Damariscotta River and document local knowledge of the estuary held by fishermen and other local residents. Read the full […]

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