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2014 STEM Ecology Forum

  • 03 May 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Portland Campus/USM

The 2014 STEM Ecology Forum will be held at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday May 3, 2014. The Forum is an opportunity for Maine elementary, middle and high school teachers and students to showcase, through presentations and poster sessions, their innovative environmental projects.  The Forum is also an opportunity for dialogue between educators, students and experts in the STEM field. http://www.ecologyforum.org
Examples of subjects areas for presentations and poster sessions include:
  • Passively heated greenhouses as science labs and sources of winter crops
  • Novel technical approaches to investigating and quantifying invasive aquatic species, especially the use of student built ROVs
  • Fish and wildlife ecology programs involving schools and their community
  • Food production using aquaponics, aquaculture and hydroponics
  • Identifying and mitigating the impact of invasive species on lake and ocean native populations
  • Detecting and eliminating sources of food chain contamination
  • Programs for reducing food waste and diverting food loss in schools and communities
  • Creating new markets for Maine‚Äôs agricultural and seafood products
Who Should Attend
Educators and students actively engaged in environmental projects. Scientists, engineers and members of the business community committed to advancing environmental education and policy making.
Sponsors
USM's Department of Environmental Science and the College of Science, Technology and Health.
The Perloff Family Foundation
The Maine Space Grant Consortium
The Maine Community Foundation
For more information on attending the Forum please contact
Cecile Aitchison, Vice President University Advancement,caitchison@usm.maine.edu
David Perloff, Forum Co-Chair, Perloff Family Foundation: daveperloff@gmail.com





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