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Celebrate International Year of the Salmon with Us on February 28 in Bangor, Maine

February 22, 2019

In partnership with NOAA Fisheries' Maine Field Station and the Maine Discovery Museum, the Maine Science Festival is hosting a pop-up event called Salmon in Maine as part of the International Year of the Salmon.

We hope you will join us at the Maine Discovery Museum on Main Street in Bangor for a special after-hours event featuring artist Karen Talbot’s Maine’s River Run Fish. Karen’s exhibit features 15 beautifully created paintings of 12 diadromous fish (those that spend part of their lives in both fresh and salt water) along with three other important river run fish in Maine.


When: Thursday, February 28, 7-9 p.m. The talks will begin at 7:45 p.m.

Where: Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main Street, Bangor, Maine.

What: The 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.

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, words from retired biologist Ed Baum about salmon recovery efforts, and information from Karen Talbot about her work melding the scientific with the artistic to tell the story of Maine’s river run fish, and salmon in particular.  

The event is free and open to the public, and you are encouraged bring guests.

We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Sarah Bailey, Maine Field Station, 207-866-7262