OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5

Cashes Ledge: Maine’s Lost World

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

This lecture will provide deep insight into Dr. Steneck’s extensive research on Cashes Ledge in the Gulf of Maine, which, when he observed it, was as close to Maine’s pristine ecosystem prior to European arrival as one could find. Learn how Cashes Ledge, a nutrient-rich ecosystem 80 miles off the Maine coast, has survived when many other marine ecosystems suffer the effects of warming waters and human activity.

SeaChange: Artist Talk from the Gulf of Maine EcoArts Creative Team

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

The creative team behind the Gulf of Maine EcoArts and the designers of the SeaChange exhibit will introduce their artistic inspirations and collaborative process using the arts to advocate for ocean conservation. Take a behind-the-scenes look at how this immersive exhibit was created and the impact the artists hope it achieves. 

STEAMbox Family Workshop: How do Ships Float?!

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Ever wonder how the 6 mast, 450ft Wyoming boat kept afloat while carrying 6,000 tons of coal? Join us as we learn about and experiment with concepts such as density, buoyancy and displacement. Then, test your knowledge as you create a boat and see how much weight it can carry and still float!

Environmental Advocacy and the Arts: Telling the Gulf of Maine’s Story

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Join us for Environmental Advocacy and the Arts: Telling the Gulf of Maine’s Story, featuring the creative team behind SeaChange: Darkness and Light in the Gulf of Maine, as well as experts in their fields to discussion the important and emerging relationship between environmental advocacy and the arts.

Moving Targets: Fishery Management in a Changing Marine Ecosystem

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

As New England ocean waters warm and ocean circulation changes, marine animals are moving from their preferred habitat to new locations. Does future fishery management need to adjust in response to the changing ecosystem? Susan Farady will introduce the challenges to creating marine  policy in a changing Gulf of Maine.

STEAMbox Family Workshop: Plankton! Oceans’ Tiny Creatures

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Come explore the microscopic world of plankton. The basis of our food web and responsible, in part, for the air we breathe, these microscopic organisms can be found in the waters of the Kennebec. Learn how to collect them and find them under a microscope. Then, use your knowledge to create you own plankton model in a race to the bottom.

SeaChange: Researching Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Join Deborah Bronk, President and CEO of Bigelow Laboratories for Ocean Science as she surveys the state of cutting edge research on marine ecosystems and climate change conducted at Bigelow labs.

Mental Health for Changing Coastal Communities

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

In this free panel discussion, we will learn about the importance of mental health care, especially individuals in coastal communities who are directly dealing with the impacts of climate change.

The Food-Web Ecology of Fisheries in Cashes Ledge

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Join Dr. Graham Sherwood, Researcher at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, for a free, in-person discussion of Cashes Ledge, the underwater mountain range in the Gulf of Maine, and its relationship to food-web ecologies.

Maine Maritime Museum