Casco Bay at USM

USM welcomed Curtis Bohlen, Director of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, for a talk at the Glickman Library Events Room.

The title of his talk is Casco Bay at USM: Towards Place-based Academic Excellence.  A brown bag lunch session followed to have an informal conversation on ideas raised during the talk.

Curtis shared 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 Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (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.

For more information on the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, visit their website at

Feel free to download event flyer.

If you missed the talk, you may view his PowerPoint presentation here.