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May 2018

Sustaining Remote Communities

May 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Christopher R. Sauer, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) Chris Sauer shares how his company, Portland-headquartered ORPC, is working to improve people’s lives, and their environment, by providing sustainable energy solutions to remote communities in North America using the company’s proprietary marine renewable energy and a business model based on empowerment. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Chris Sauer Chris Sauer is ORPC’s senior executive officer and focuses on securing new investment and developing strategic partnerships for ORPC.…

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June 2018

Invasive Insects in your backyard

June 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Colleen Teerling, Entomologist with the Maine Forest Service's Insect and Disease Lab Join us to hear about the Browntail Moth, Hemlock Woody Adelgid, and Winter Moths. These are currently our biggest invasive insects threatening the area, and Colleen will tell us about the insects, the damage they cause, and what you can do to deal with them. She will also speak about the most recent finding of the first case in Maine of the Emerald Ash Borer. Despite extreme efforts to keep…

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August 2018

Raffle For Conservation Celebration

August 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm

Join us to find out who will be the lucky winner of the 2018 Raffle for Conservation!

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September 2018

The Naturalist’s Notebook

September 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

Please join us to hear from Nathanial Wheelwright, author of The Naturalist's Notebook, a guide for tracking the changes in the natural world around us.

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October 2018

Dawnland, The Film

October 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portland Public Library

Join us for this Free showing of this moving and groundbreaking film, Dawnland: A Documentary about Cultural Survival and Stolen Children Learn about Maine's Truth and Reconciliation Commission - the first of it's kind in the nation. We are pleased to welcome two special guests who were integral in the creation of this film, Esther Anne and Mishy Lesser. Mishy Lesser, Ed.D., is the learning director for the Upstander Project and Education Fellow at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center…

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November 2018

Climate Change Communications Workshop for Land Trusts: Featuring the Maine Climate Table

November 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm

NOTE: THE EVENT IS FULL AT THIS TIME (Please contact us if you would like to be put on the wait list). The Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative, The Maine Climate Table, and the Land Trust Alliance are hosting an information packed workshop on communications about Climate Change. Based on extensive Maine social research conducted by a team of strategic communication professionals, the training workshop includes information on modern brain science as well as findings on how to change opinion and…

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Portland: Moving into a Sustainable Future

November 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library

Join us to hear from Troy Moon, Portland's Sustainability Coordinator, as he tells us about the local sustainability initiatives of the City of Portland.

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January 2019

Tune in to watch “Dawnland” on PBS-Independent Lens

January 10 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"DAWNLAND"  See how a group of Native and non-Native leaders in Maine came together to acknowledge and address the abuses suffered by Native children in the hands of the child welfare system, illuminating the ongoing crisis of indigenous child removal. Thursday, January 10th, 2019 airing on TV at 10:00pm on PBS-Independent Lens About the Film They were forced to assimilate into white society: children ripped away from their families, depriving them of their culture and erasing their identities. Can reconciliation…

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Film Screening: Maine Coast Harvest

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Public Library

Maine Coast Harvest is a series of short documentary films designed to highlight the economic and employment opportunities presented by Maine’s burgeoning aquaculture industry.

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Designing Hiking Trails For Aesthetic Experiences Workshop

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm

Please join us for an informative and educational SMCC Workshop on designing hiking trails for aesthetic experiences. When: Tuesday, January 29, 2018 | 4:00pm-7:30pm Location: Maine Audubon-Gisland Farm | 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME FREE to the staff and board of SMCC Member organizations $20 for non-members (please make checks payable to Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative) Participants are asked to bring maps of areas they are considering for trails; we will have time to workshop what we have learned…

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