Gayle Zydlewski will discuss how Maine Sea Grant engages community members to inform research, specifically marine renewable energy, aquaculture and fisheries. The discussion will touch on workforce development and educational opportunities, including the Maine Ocean School in Searsport, as well as a mystery segment involving Gulf of Maine megafauna.
Zydlewski directs the Maine Sea Grant College Program, a state-federal partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and also is a faculty member in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences.
This discussion is part of the DMC science seminar series. “Connecting people to the ocean” is the theme of the free, public talks scheduled for Fridays — except for July 5 — through Aug. 16. Faculty, students and alumni of UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences will lead discussions.
For a list of topics and featured speakers, visit the Darling Marine Center website. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 207.563.8135.