Insights into the arts: online conferences on human sexuality, the Red Sox nation, land conservation and the birds of Acadie

Beth Rendeiro
PHOTO COURTESY OF ASC

CSA hosts presentation on human sexuality on March 4

ISLAND OF MOUNT DESERT – Acadia Senior College is hosting an online presentation and discussion on attitudes and values ​​of human sexuality in American culture on Friday, March 4 at noon, given by sex educator Beth Rendeiro.

Human beings are sexual throughout their lives. It doesn’t necessarily mean that people have been sexually active for all those years, just that they have a physical body with chromosomes, organs and hormones, an identity, an orientation and all the feelings associated with those aspects.

Rendeiro, a fifth-generation summer resident of Mount Desert Island, has been teaching comprehensive sex education for over 30 years. She has experience building curriculum and teaching classes for children, teens, and adults, and has implemented teaching programs in schools, agencies, churches, and private institutions. . The goals of her work are to build self-esteem, provide information, improve communication and understanding, and build toward justice, with the ultimate goal of personal health and well-being for all.

This free virtual presentation is open to everyone and is part of Acadia Senior College’s monthly Food for Thought lecture series.

Register online for this event at www.acadiaseniorcollege.org or email [email protected]. For more information, contact Acadia Senior College at (207) 288-9500.

Introducing the Red Sox Nation

NORTHEAST HARBOR — On Wednesday, March 9 at 5 p.m. via Zoom, the Northeast Harbor Library will feature a Boston Red Sox history show with Martin Gitlin, author of “The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book.”

This presentation features videos of the greatest players, teams, events and moments in franchise history, includes questions and covers the history of the Sox, from the Royal Rooters to today. It will end with a question and answer period.

To register, call the library at 276-3333 or email[email protected]

A gardening club will host an online conference

BAR HARBOR – The Bar Harbor Garden Club will present an online conference titled “Land Conservation on MDI” with Misha Mytar, Senior Project Manager for Maine Coast Heritage Trust, on Thursday, March 10, via Zoom.

The club meeting will begin with a brief business discussion at 1:00 p.m. and the chat will follow at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to join the meeting and presentation. Mytar will speak about protecting the land, creating public access to the coast, and conserving Mount Desert Island’s unique and special places.

Mytar grew up in Surry, graduated from Yale University with a degree in anthropology, and earned her master’s degree in community planning and development from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. She has also worked for several local conservation and planning organizations.

This program is open to the public, but non-members are requested to make a reservation by email [email protected] or by dialing 460-8496.

Museum hosting an online conference

SOUTH-WEST HARBOR – The Wendell Gilley Museum is hosting an online conference titled “GIS on the Wing: Mapping the Birds of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island” on Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m.

The speakers are Gordon Longsworth and Michael Good. Longsworth and Good have worked with the Geographic Information System (GIS) lab at Atlantic College for years. They work to create maps and field guides that link bird data to a map, integrating location with descriptive information such as habitat or tree cover, and helping scientists better understand patterns, relationships and geographic context.

For more information, visit www.wendellgilleymuseum.org.

March marks the return of MSF

Bangor — The Maine Science Festival (MSF) returns March 16-20, after a two-year hiatus. With over 70 events and activities, there’s an event for every Mainer, and a way to learn about and celebrate science in Maine from the people who do.

“The entire MSF team was almost giddy at the idea of ​​bringing Maine science to light again, in person,” said MSF founder and director Kate Dickerson.

The 2022 festival includes the long-awaited world premiere of the MSF-commissioned symphonic piece, “The Warming Sea”, composed by Grammy-winning conductor and composer Lucas Richman, at the flagship event, The Warming Sea – A Symphonic Exploration of Hope in the Face of the Climate Crisis. This event is the culmination of years of work by Richman and the MSF team and will provide a deeper understanding of climate change in Maine and next steps to address the climate crisis.

“I believe we need more visceral ways to understand climate change than science alone has been able to provide. That’s what inspired me to ask the Maine Science Festival to commission Lucas Richman to write “The Warming Sea,” Dickerson said.

The featured event, sponsored by Versant Power, will take place March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine at Orono. Tickets are on sale now at www.thewarmingsea.me.

Judy Long of Versant Power said, “At Versant Power, science is something we do every day. It is something that has meaning for us every day. When we learned of the opportunity to sponsor The Warming Sea, we jumped at the chance to get involved. At Versant Power, we are fully committed to helping Maine meet the challenges necessitated by our climate emergency, and we work every day to be a trusted partner in helping Maine achieve its renewable energy goals.

The MSF requires vaccination and the wearing of a universal mask for the health and safety of presenters and festival-goers. Full COVID-19 protocols are available at www.mainesciencefestival.org/covid-protocols.

View the full MSF programming schedule online at www.mainesciencefestival.orgthe MSF Facebook page and www.ScienceNearMe.org.

About MSF

The MSF is an independently funded program of the Maine Discovery Museum. As Maine’s first and only science festival, MSF is a national and global celebration of science by Mainers. MSF encourages participants to question the world around them and seeks to inspire not only the next generation of scientists and engineers, but also to facilitate grassroots scientific thinking at the citizen level. Through partners and sponsors, MSF strives to showcase the remarkable work that takes place every day in Maine.

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