College of Science, Technology, and Health

Casco Bay at USM: Towards Place-based Academic Excellence

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, December 14, 2012, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Glickman Library, Events Room, 7th Floor
Contact Name: 
Lourdes Alvarez
Contact Phone: 
228-8040
Contact Email: 
lalvarez@usm.maine.edu

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO HEAR
Curtis Bohlen
Director, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership
speaking on
“Casco Bay at USM: Towards
Place-based Academic Excellence”


Friday, December 14th, 2012
11 AM
Glickman Library
Events Room, 7th floor

Please join us after the talk for a brown bag lunch session and informal conversation on ideas raised during the talk.


SYNOPSIS:
Curtis will share his vision on strengthening the relationship between
USM and the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (CBEP). Part of this strength and service to the greater community involves providing experiential learning opportunities for our students and expanding research and scholarship opportunities for faculty. A stronger relationship also would allow CBEP access to expertise in intellectual realms where their existing structure
offers less strength.

The CBEP is an excellent example of interdisciplinary scholarship – the integration of the physical and natural sciences with social science, humanities, arts and public policy. 

Strengthening USM’s relationship with CBEP will allow us to better serve the needs of the southern Maine community. The CBEP is devoted to protecting and restoring the water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat of the Casco Bay ecosystem, while ensuring compatible human uses. They currently partner with local, state and federal government organizations, non-profits, local businesses, citizens, universities and more.

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