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Fish Migration Tales (Hybrid Program)

Each spring, millions of fish return to Maine’s coastal rivers to spawn.  For thousands of years, these fish runs have helped humans build and sustain communities, economies, and cultures, connections to which we all share even as dams, pollution, and other threats have limited habitat and diminished historic numbers and species of fish.  As scientists, conservationists, and anglers seek to protect these rivers and streams, it is their stories, both new and old, which carry the memories and connect new generations.

Join Maine Audubon and our co-host The Nature Conservancy in Maine for an evening of storytelling.  We will hear from scientists, an activist, and a Wabanaki educator, who will each share a story to help us all relate to this phenomenon that still defines time and place.

The storytellers:
– Mihku Paul is a Maliseet, also known as Wolastoqiyik, poet, writer, visual artist, and activist. Mihku has worked as an educator for several decades on curriculum enrichment that focuses on Waponahki cultural life ways, promoting two-eyed seeing and support teacher education utilizing Indigenous pedagogies.
– Michael Shaughnessy (he/him) teaches art at the University of Southern Maine and is known for art installations and sculptures primarily made of hay.
– Lars Hammer (he/him) is a Marine Resource Management Coordinator with the Maine Department of Marine Resources in the Bureau of Sea-Run Fisheries and Habitat.
– Christian Fox (he/him) leads The Nature Conservancy in Maine’s Watershed-scale Approach to Restoring Stream Systems (WATRSS) project.

Read more about the storytellers in this blog post here > 

This program will take place at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth and also have an online option to attend via Zoom.




May 01 2024


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



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