Department of Environmental Science and Policy


USM students helping local children learn about environmental science

ESP's Wetlands Ecology students spend a Friday morning exploring a local wetland with 5th graders from Portland's Longfellow School.

ESP Graduate Maggie Welch Featured in PPH Article About Ticks in Maine

ESP Graduate Maggie Welch featured in Portland Press Herald article about ticks in Maine.

ESP Class Creates the Portland's East End Sustainability Trail

Department of Environmental Science and Policy created a 1.3 mile self-guided sustainability trail of Portland's East End neighborhood.


Come to Rising Tide Brewery on Earth Day/Urban Farm Fermentory (April 22, 2016) from 4:15 - 8:00p where the only thing flowing harder than the beer taps are the breath-taking rivers featured in the Patagonia film, DamNation.

Volunteer training opportunities for Maine Bumble Bee Atlas project

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (MDIFW) is seeking volunteers to assist in the Maine Bumble Bee Atlas (MBBA) project, a five year (2015-2019) statewide survey designed to document the diversity, distribution and abundance of Maine’s native bumble bee species.

ESP team comes in 3rd in VSO Dodgeball tournament!

From left to right - Jon Varney, Analies Dyjak, Mgr. Joe Staples, Kevin Dowling, Capt. Matt Jones, CiAnne Plummer, Kaelyn Kuni, Coach Dennis "Patches" McLaughlin, and Mgr. and VSO faculty advisor Rob Sanford.

USM hosts 16th annual Maine Regional Science Bowl

Bangor High School wins Maine Science Bowl 2016

USM Unveils Faster, Less Expensive Pathway to Master’s Degree

USM has launched an initiative to give students a faster, less expensive pathway from an undergraduate degree to a master’s degree in a professional field.

Environmental Science Professor's Book Receives Positive Review

Choice magazine, a periodical distributed to over 22,000 academic librarians, faculty, and key decision makers, recently published a positive review of Daniel Martinez's book "The Path to More Sustainable Energy Systems".

Dr. Karen Wilson Quoted in New York Times Article

The removal of the Veazie Dam on the Penobscot River was covered in a recent New York Times article with a quote from Dr. Karen Wilson, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Environmental Science.