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Short Course on Harpswell’s Coastal Habitats 2017

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) is offering a Short Course on Harpswell’s Coastal Habitats this May and June. This six-session course provides a high quality, in-depth learning opportunity for adults.

This is our second year offering Short Courses.  Click here for an article about the 2016 Short Course on Harpswell’s Coastal Habitats.

We strongly encourage you to sign up for the entire course, and you can do so for just $60. If you wish to sign up for less than the entire course, you can sign up for each two-session topic individually ($25/topic). Since space is limited and we expect high demand, please only sign up for classes you are reasonably confident you will be able to attend.

As of May 17, there is one space available in Harpswell’s Geology. Marine Mammals and our Environment is full. Contact Julia to be placed on a waiting list.

Click here to register.  Scholarships area available if the registration fee is a barrier to participating. To request a scholarship, contact Julia McLeod at outreach@hhltmaine.org or 207-837-9613.

The sessions are as follows:

Peering into the Plankton

with Elizabeth Halliday Walker, PhD, Laboratory Instructor, Bowdoin College

Tow a net and examine your catch under the microscopes at the Bowdoin Coastal Studies Center, as we learn how the smallest algae and animals support Harpswell’s productive marine food webs.

  • Classroom session:  Wed., May 3, 4-5:30 p.m. at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell
  • Field session:  Sat., May 6, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Bowdoin Coastal Studies Center, Bayview Road, Orr’s Island

Harpswell’s Geology

with Rachel Beane, Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science, Bowdoin College

Learn how to observe minerals and rocks in the field and begin to interpret the processes that formed them.  Look at familiar rocks in a a new light as you learn about Harpswell’s interesting geologic history.

  • Classroom session:  Wed., May 17, 4-5:30 p.m. at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell
  • Field session:  Sat., May 20, 12-2 p.m., Mitchell Field, 1410 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell

Marine Mammals and our Environment

with Lynda Doughty, Executive Director, Marine Mammals of Maine

Learn about what Marine Mammals of Maine does and the challenges faced by marine mammals in Maine. During the field session, take a tour of the triage facility and learn about marine mammal anatomy and physiology.

  • Classroom session: Wed., May 31, 4-5:30 p.m. at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell
  • Field session: Sat., June 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Marine Mammals of Maine facility, 3 Farr Lane, Harpswell

For details about the course, contact Julia McLeod at 207-837-9613 or outreach@hhltmaine.org.

Funding support comes from the Alfred M. Senter Fund and the Leonard C. and Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation.