Curtis Bohlen, director of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (CBEP), will speak at the University of Southern Maine at 11 a.m., Friday, December 14 in the University Events Room, Glickman Family Library, Portland. The title of Bohlen’s talk is “Casco Bay at USM: Towards Place-based Academic Excellence.”
Bohlen will share his vision on strengthening the relationship between USM and CBEP. Part of this relationship involves providing opportunities for USM students to learn from experiences and expanding research and scholarship opportunities for faculty.
The CBEP integrates physical and natural sciences with social sciences, 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 Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, hosted by USM’s Muskie School, 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.