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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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First Year UMaine Students Dive into Marine Sciences at Darling Marine Center

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center hosted a three-day orientation program last week for 27 first-year students in the School of Marine Sciences. William “Wge” Ellis, associate director of UMaine SMS, leads the annual boot camp, in cooperation with DMC Director Heather Leslie and the other eight UMaine faculty based at the Walpole campus. […]

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Two students working in the intertidal zone of the Damariscotta River, looking at camera while counting shellfish and crabs.

Darling Marine Center Co-Hosts Statewide Student Research Symposium

On August 10, 2021, University of Maine Darling Marine Center and Downeast Institute co-hosted the annual SEA (Science for Economic impact and Application) Fellows Summer Science Symposium. More than 70 people participated in the virtual event, which featured the research of 25 undergraduate and recent post baccalaureate students from the University of Maine, University of […]

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Shoreline Science Talks Begin at Darling Marine Center

This week University of Maine Darling Marine Center will host the first of four shoreline science talks on their Walpole campus. Each week at 11:00 a.m. up to 15 participants will have the opportunity to learn about the local and global impacts of research that DMC-based scientists and students conduct. This Friday, July 16, graduate […]

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

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. 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 measure the population, […]

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