The 2014 STEM Ecology Forum is scheduled May 3 at the University of Southern Maine

The Department of Environmental Science at the University of Southern Maine, the Perloff Foundation, the Maine Space Grant Consortium, and the Maine Community Foundation are co-sponsoring the 2014 STEM Ecology Forum on May 3 at the University of Southern Maine.

ecologyThe Forum is an opportunity for Maine middle and hight school 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 field.

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’s 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

For more information on the Forum and registration please click here.