Department of Environmental Science and Policy
Southern Maine Children’s Water Festival draws nearly 700 middle school students to Portland campus
On Friday, May 19, USM’s Environmental Science and Policy department hosted its annual Southern Maine Children’s Water Festival for nearly 700 4th, 5th and 6th grade students and their teachers from York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Kennebec, Franklin and Oxford counties.
Professor Rob Sanford’s work on Malaga Island featured on Boston’s WCVB-5
The program discussed Malaga Island, a community located off the coast of Phippsburg, Maine. Residents were evicted by the state of Maine and essentially erased from Maine's history.
USM Environmental Science students' research and internships made possible by gift from Poland Spring®
Students from USM's Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) program will make use of the $25,000 gift from Poland Spring towards their educational efforts working on various environmental projects surrounding water, such as monitoring the Presumpscot and Saco River watersheds.
Professor Travis Wagner’s work on solid waste recycling plan highlighted by local media
The pilot programs will introduce food waste collection for free in select neighborhoods. The goal is “to reduce the amount of waste sent to an incinerator or landfill,” according to the Portland Press Herald.
Replay: 'The USM Update' 4/3/2017
Get an update on USM's sustainability efforts and learn how USM students are being prepared to tackle the environmental challenges facing the planet. Also, hear how USM is preparing its educators to adapt to the changing demographics in Maine's classrooms. Plus, a discussion on the findings of the first in-depth analysis of Maine's juvenile records system.
USM hosts Maine Regional Science Bowl
Nearly 100 high school students from all over Maine gathered on USM's Gorham Campus on Saturday, March 4 for the Maine Regional Science Bowl. The winning team, Cape Elizabeth, will travel to Washington D.C. this spring for the national championship.
USM to host Maine Regional Science Bowl on March 4
About 100 high schoolers from across Maine will compete at USM's Gorham campus Saturday, March 4, in the annual Maine Regional Science Bowl. The competition matches teams against teams in subjects ranging from biology, chemistry, space science, physics and math. The winning team will compete in the National Science Bowl, held from April 27 to May 1 in Washington D.C.
USM professors and recent graduate published in an international journal
USM Professors Rob Sanford and Joe Staples developed a comprehensive test about ecosystems along with recent USM graduate Sarah Snowman.
USM Corporate Partners' "Our Parks, Our Future" event sparks vibrant discussion
On Tuesday, January 31, USM Corporate Partners kicked off its 2017 event series with a full room for “Our Parks, Our Future: An Evening with David Evans Shaw, Shawn Gorman and Lucas St. Clair” at Hannaford Hall in the Abromson Center.
Dedication of Gorham Library Study Room
Members of the Environmental Science & Policy Student Group put their own touches on one of the Gorham Library's study rooms. This "Enviroslap" was designed and built by Matthew Jones, Nolan Sullivan, Victoria Hill and Owen Blease.