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Goals: To serve as an important public asset that brings awareness and appreciation for Maine’s unique marine resources through education and science.
Programs include a variety of hands-on subject classes as part of a Summer Science Festival during July & August; Laboratory tours through facility to educate visitors about the history, functions, and current research of the agency; daily interactive presentations on the biology and fishing industry of lobsters, the sharks and skate species, and the touch tanks; Sportfishing clinics for interested participants to try their hand at angler fishing from our dock using loaned gear; Teacher recertification courses located at our newly completed Burnt Island Education Center in conjunction with the University of Maine and the development of curriculum materials for teachers to utilize in the subject areas of marine science and oceanography.
Resources: Interactive exhibits with two touch tanks, live tank displays, interpretive materials, and educational video displays. Please call our reservation line for school programs or other organized group visits and group rate information at (207)633-9674.
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