Maine Science Festival Pop-up Event: Salmon in Maine
Celebrate International Year of the Salmon with us at the Maine Discovery Museum on February 28!
The Maine Discovery Museum, in partnership with NOAA Fisheries, will open its Main Street Gallery for this special after-hours gallery event, featuring artist Karen Talbot’s Maine’s River Run Fish. Karen’s exhibit features 15 beautifully created paintings of 12 diadromous fish (those who spend part of their life in both fresh and salt water) with three other important river run fish in Maine. In addition to the art exhibit, the event will include brief presentations on the history of salmon in Maine by Catherine Schmitt from the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, the scientific study of Atlantic salmon that NOAA has done (and continues to do) by Ed Baum, and Karen’s work to meld the scientific with the artistic to tell the story of Maine’s river run fish, and salmon in particular. The talks will begin at 7:45 pm.