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December 2016

Sea Level Rise: Our Changing Coastline and Community

December 28, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME United States
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sea level rise

The impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly visible in our state and across the nation. Intense storms, unusual temperatures, and ocean warming are just some of the climate-related stories covered in local news. Sea level rise, however, is less visible, as are the compounding effects of storm surge and extreme precipitation events. Ensuring the region’s resiliency to sea level rise clearly requires a scientifically informed and engaged public, now and in the future. Join the Gulf of Maine Research Institute for…

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February 2017

Tall Sips Lecture

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Shipyard Brewing Company, 86 Newbury Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Starting Feb. 6, Tall Ships Portland will be taking lectures to the next level. Join Tim Queeney as he presents a fascinating look at the History of Navigation. Get there at 5:00 to get a seat and a refreshing drink; at 5:30 Tim will start us at Square One. Here's a teaser: "The earliest form of navigation involved bumping along a shore, noting landmarks. Later, seafarers of the Mediterranean, like the bold Phoenicians, used circumpolar stars and the sun to help determine direction in trips at…

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Florida Gulf Coast International Sea Kayak Symposium

February 24 - February 26

Sweetwater Kayaks Symposium offers a variety of classes, trainings, and assessments. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned paddler there will be numerous class options to challenge your skill and take you to the next level. Sweetwater hosts a number of the finest paddling coaches for our symposium, to be sure that everyone receives individualized attention. Come out and join Sweetwater Kayaks for an exciting, educational time in the Florida sun this February.

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March 2017

Marine Weather Forecasting with Paul Cousins

March 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Nanuq Kayaking, Maine Wharf, 68 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04108 United States
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sailing boat on horizon under stormy sky

Practical Marine Weather: a special presentation by Meteorologist Paul Cousins sponsored by the Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides & Instructors Learn how to recognize early signs of changing weather and how to anticipate storms, squalls, fog, and wind shifts. You can check the forecast before you leave, but it might be hours old and doesn't necessarily reflect the conditions in your area. Familiarize yourself with basic weather elements to understand how they will affect your boating experience. The Elements…

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