Events

Lectures, Workshops, Events

For more information or to register for any of these programs, contact Jeana Ganskop, Education Director, at 207-548-2529 ext. 213 or jganskop@pmm-maine.org.

Speaker: Weather with Tom Shyka

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Thursday, July 18, 6pm Rescheduled
Thursday, July 25, 6pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member

The Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) spans coastal waters from the Canadian Maritime Provinces to the New York Bight. NERACOOS provides weather and ocean data to fishers and commercial shippers determining if conditions are safe for passage and to emergency managers issuing storm warnings. Tom Shyka, Product and Engagement Manager at NERACOOS will talk about weather reporting to ships and interesting weather patterns observed through the NERACOOS buoy data.

Sponsored by Hamilton Marine

Speaker: Weather with Ralph Stanley

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Thursday, August 1, 6pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member

Ralph Stanley, legendary boat builder and local historian, will share exciting stories about shipwrecks and disasters of Mount Desert Island vessels and shipwrecks at Mount Desert Island.

Sponsored by Hamilton Marine

Speaker: Weather with Dr. Sean Birkel

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Thursday, August 8, 6pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member

Dr. Sean Birkel, Maine State Climatologist, will speak on how the Penobscot Bay froze during the most severe winters of the late 1700s, 1800s, and early 1900s. He will also discuss past storms and relate the talk to the current and future climate in Maine.

Sponsored by Hamilton Marine

Speaker: Where in the World with Dick Baldwin

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Thursday, August 15, 6pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member

Baldwin launched Educational Passages as a project to spread ocean and environmental literacy. Their GPS-equipped MiniBoats follow ocean currents and winds, allowing students of all ages to explore oceanic phenomena while we develop transoceanic classrooms. Dick's talk will include photos and video from his most recent MiniBoat launch from the University of Maine Marine Science Club and the United Center of Technologies in Bangor off the Cape of Good Hope.

Sponsored by Hamilton Marine

Maine Marine Fare: Speaker Series with Anne Hayden

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Thursday, October 3
6:00pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member
PMM Old Vestry

Anne Hayden, Senior Fisheries Program Manager at Manomet, will share a presentation including what fisheries in Maine used to look like, where things stand today, why the lobster fishery is thriving but the groundfishery isn’t, and an outlook on the future. In addition to developing a market for green crabs, this presentation also covers other projects Manomet is working on including shellfish aquaculture and river herring restoration.

Maine Marine Fare: Speaker Series with Bill Anderson

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Thursday, October 10
6:00pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member
PMM Old Vestry

Bill Anderson will discuss groundfishing out of Tenant's Harbor from 1949 to 2000.

Maine Marine Fare: Speaker Series with Dr. George Jacobson

PMM Old Vestry 2 Church St., Searsport, ME

Thursday, October 17
6:00pm
$8/person, $5/PMM member
PMM Old Vestry

Dr. George Jacobson, University of Maine Professor Emeritus of Biology, Ecology, and Climate Change and former Maine State Climatologist will speak about long-term climate change. His work provides perspective on natural variability in the Earth's climate system (everything from repeated ice ages to human intervention in the system) and ways that climate dynamics influence Gulf of Maine fisheries.

Hemp and American Maritime History

Zoom

October 14th, 6pm on Zoom
Free, suggested admission $5
Reserve your tickets here.

Hemp has played a vital role in our history, including maritime history. It was a part of daily life until the mid-20th century. This session will explore the history of Cannabis Sativa as an agricultural and industrial product, as well as understanding the difference in the types of cannabis such as marijuana.

Maine’s First Ship

Zoom

October 21st, 6pm on Zoom Free, suggested admission $5 Reserve your tickets here. The VIRGINIA was the first ocean-going vessel built by the English in North America. In 1607 King James I granted a land-use charter to the Virginia Company to establish permanent settlements in the New World. The Company offered two investment opportunities - one... (Read More »)

Stories from the Spirits of Sea-Goers II

Zoom

October 28th, 6pm on Zoom
Free, suggested admission $5
Reserve your tickets here.

The people of Searsport and Penobscot Bay have a long history of going to sea. In letters, diaries, logbooks, photos, newspaper articles, and stories passed down through generations, they recorded their experiences. Quiet days, adventure, tragedy, and heroism each take their turn. This sequel to 2020’s “Stories from the Spirits of Sea-Goers” features tales based on true experiences and recorded by Penobscot Marine Museum volunteers and staff. Some stories might be scary or inappropriate for young audiences.