ME - 'Staying Above Water' Symposium Will Dive Into the Effects of Climate Change in Maine

Greater Portland Landmarks is hosting four virtual symposiums on climate change in Maine.

PORTLAND, Maine — This October, Greater Portland Landmarks will be hosting several virtual symposiums on the effects of climate change in Maine.

The virtual symposium "Staying Above Water" will include three-panel discussions that will be open and free to the public. Though free, you must register.

The final event will include a keynote speaker, Jeff Goodell, whose writings are known for a focus on energy and environmental issues. NEWS CENTER Maine’s meteorologist Keith Carson will moderate the discussion. Note: This particular event is not free.

The following is the symposium schedule for the month as well as links to register:

Thursday, October 1, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: How has the past shaped our present and impacted our vulnerability to rising sea levels?
Cost: FREE (register)

  • Sarah Hansen, Executive Director of Greater Portland Landmarks
  • Christi Chapman-Mitchell, Assistant Director and Deputy Historic Preservation Officer for the Maine Historic Preservation Commission
  • Dr. Arthur Spiess, Chief Historic Preservationist and prehistoric archeology expert at the Maine Historic Preservation Commission
  • Dr. Libby Bischof, Professor of History at the University of Southern Maine and Executive Director of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

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