Climate Change & Coasts Webinar Series

Climate Change and Coasts: The MAINE Reason to Act

Summer Webinar Series

June 23 • July 30 — Attend one or all!

Temperatures in the Northeast are rising faster than in much of the rest of the U.S., which is predicted to lead to increased high-tide flooding, shorter and milder winters, and an increase in heat-related deaths, tick-borne diseases, asthma, and allergies.

Join us for a virtual Broadwalk experience to learn about the impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems. We’ve re-imagined the event into a series of three one-hour webinars with regional experts to give you a taste of what you would learn at the live event.

These webinars are free to current members and up to 100 people may register!

Tuesday, June 23

2 pm MDT • 4 pm EDT

You are the Advocates We Need!”

Presented by Dr. Lisa Pohlmann

CEO, Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM)

Lisa will share some of the major campaigns that the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) has led and discuss ways in which citizens were crucial to their success.

Lisa Pohlmann is the CEO of the NRCM. It is the state’s leading environmental advocacy organization with more than 20,000 members and supporters in Maine and beyond. Founded in 1959, NRCM is actively engaged in policy making and works statewide to protect Maine’s woods, waters, and wildlife. Lisa has worked at and led advocacy organizations throughout her 38-year career. She has a Ph.D. from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. A resident of Belfast, Lisa has had a lifelong love of the outdoors, and regularly kayaks, hikes, skis, and camps across Maine.

Thursday, July 30

2 pm MDT • 4 pm EDT

“Climate Change Research in Antarctica”

Presented by Dr. Deborah Bronk

President and CEO Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

The ocean is experiencing increased temperature, ocean acidification, and changes in nutrients. Deb Bronk and colleagues conducted experiments in Antarctic that study the impact of changes predicted in the future ocean and how phytoplankton at the base of the ocean food web will respond.

Deborah Bronk joined Bigelow Laboratory in February 2018 as its president and CEO. She earned a Ph.D. in marine-estuarine and environmental sciences from the University of Maryland, and she has more than two decades of experience as a professor and an oceanographer. During that time, she has conducted more than 50 research cruises and field studies in freshwater and marine environments that stretch from pole to pole.

Most recently, Deborah was the Moses D. Nunnally Distinguished Professor of Marine Sciences and department chair at Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences. She previously served as director for the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Science and as president of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

Once you are registered and your membership is confirmed, we’ll send you the information you need to log into the online seminars.

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