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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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Darling Marine Center Graduate Students Highlighted by UMaine News

“While the achievements of these six young scientists are impressive, what is equally notable is that many of them still live in midcoast Maine and contribute to our local community,” Leslie says. “Far too many young professionals have had to leave Maine to find professional opportunities. These DMC graduates are great examples of how Maine […]

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Darling Marine Center Ready for a Busy Summer

Scientists, students and staff at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center are gearing up for a busy summer season. More than twenty undergraduate and high school student interns will participate in research projects this summer at the DMC’s Walpole campus and nearby field sites, on topics ranging from biology of oysters and lobsters to […]

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Estapa Among UMaine MARINE Initiative Seed Grant Awardees

Darling Marine Center based UMaine School of Marine Sciences faculty Margaret Estapa was among the collaborators recently awarded UMaine MARINE Initiative seed grants. Three University of Maine projects have been awarded competitive seed grant funding to facilitate research collaborations across marine-related disciplines, academic units and research centers as part of the UMaine MARINE Initiative. The purpose […]

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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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