College names Leslie winner of 2018 Outstanding Public Service Award

Dr. Heather Leslie, a Libra associate professor in the School of Marine Sciences and director of the Darling Marine Center, was awarded the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine’s 2018 Outstanding Public Service Award. The award was presented at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 18. The […]

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Natural science illustration workshop to be offered at the DMC

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) in Walpole will offer the Natural Science Illustration workshop July 16-20, 2018. Now in its eighth year, the illustration workshop is an opportunity for creative people to hone their observational skills and artistic talents to create scientifically accurate drawings, blend art and science in the classroom, or […]

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UMaine Instructor Teaches for National Park Service

Christopher Rigaud, University of Maine’s diving operations manager, traveled to Catalina Island, CA, as one of four instructors for a two-week Dive Leadership Workshop at the University of Southern California’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Sciences last month. Based at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Rigaud conducts diver training, dive support, and operational supervision for […]

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Local Scientists Attend National Ocean Sciences Meeting

Scientists from the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center traveled to Portland, OR, to present research findings at the annual Ocean Science Meeting (OSM). For Maura Niemisto, a graduate student in the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences  working with Dr. Rick Wahle at the DMC, “attending OSM was an incredible experience. The amount […]

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Riess Honored by Archaeological Society of America

Dr. Warren Riess has been awarded the J. Richard Steffy Lectureship by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). Riess, a research associate professor, emeritus, in the University of Maine’s History Department, is based at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Broadly his research interests lie the fields of maritime history and nautical archaeology. Riess is […]

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Many thanks, Lili!

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center recognized Annelissa “Lili” Pugh for her commitment to marine science education as she leaves the position of DMC K-12 Education Coordinator in late November. “We are very grateful to Lili Pugh for her dedication and many contributions to the Center,” said Heather Leslie, Director of the DMC. Pugh has been the heart and soul of […]

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Authors of “Caught” to speak at the DMC

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) will host a book signing and conversation by the authors of “Caught. Time. Place. Fish.” on Tuesday, November 14, at noon.A collaboration between fisherman Glen Libby and photographer Antonia Small, “Caught” is an account of the beauty, fragility and profound change that characterizes fishing, fishing families, and the communities who depend on them in the twenty-first century. Based […]

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DMC director Heather Leslie shares vision for UMaine’s marine lab

October 16, 2017 Editor’s note: Heather Leslie recently spoke with communications intern Aliya Uteuova about her first two years as director of the Darling Marine Center (DMC), the University of Maine marine laboratory in Walpole. Leslie talks about the DMC’s first-ever strategic plan; promising collaborations with industry and community groups; projects to benefit Mainers, businesses […]

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Leading conservation scientist to speak at DMC

On Tuesday, October 17 at 7 p.m., conservation scientist Dr. Phillip Levin will offer a public talk at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. His talk is entitled “Integrating Diverse Perspectives to Create Conservation Solutions that Benefit Nature and People.” This special seminar is co-sponsored by the Darling Marine Center and The […]

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First-year students take the plunge at marine sciences boot camp

Boot Camp 2017 marked the fifth year of a popular three-day orientation program for first-year students in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. Thirty first-year marine science students spent time in, on and under the water with faculty and staff who will be their instructors at UMaine. Held the week before the beginning […]

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