Speaker Series Videos List

Below are links to You Tube videos for only those speaker series talks we have recorded. Please click here for a complete list of speaker presentations back to 1996.

2023 - 2024

Public or Private Power? Question 3
Seth Berry, Co-founder: Our Power
October 11, 2023

Endangered Species - Now More Than Ever
Tara Thornton, Deputy Director, Endangered Species Coalition
Noveber 8, 2023

Geologic History of Merrymeeting Bay
Joe Kelley, Marine Biologist
December 13, 2023

Archaeology from Swamps & Caves!
Becca Peixotto
January 10, 2024

Dam Removals on the Kennebec River
John Burrows, Exec. Dir., U.S. Operations, Atlantic Salmon Fedration
February 14, 2024

Biocontrol Research in Merrymeeting Bay
Hillary Peterson, Integrated Pest Management Specialist, MDACF
March 13, 2024

Bald Eagles: Recovery, Research & Conservation
Chris DeSorbo, Director, Raptor Program, Biodiversity Research Institute
April 10, 2024

Fort Western on the Kennebec, 1628-1919
Linda Novak, Director, Old Fort Western
May 8, 2024


2022 - 2023

Forever Chemicals are Forever!
Pat Elder, Director, Military Poisons
October 12, 2022

Shimmering Shad & Splashing Sturgeon
John Lichter, Prof. Emeritus Biology & Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College,
and Renske Kerkhofs, International Student, Bowdoin College
November 9, 2022

Episode 1: Arrivals
Mauricio Handler, Natural History & Underwater Cinematographer

Where the Wild Things Were
Will Stolzenburg, Author, & Ed Friedman, FOMB Chair
January 11, 2023

Running Silver
John Waldman, Aquatic Conservation Biologist Professor
Queens College, CUNY
February 9, 2022

My Life for the Birds & Bats
Al Manville, Senior Wildlife Biologist, USFWS,
Retired Adjutant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
March 8, 2023

Agro-Acoustics: Listening to the Sounds of Soil
Louise Roberts, Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Marine Biology,
University of Liverpool, UK
April 12, 2023

Order in the Pownalborough Court House, 1761-2023
Jay Robbins, Place-Based Historian
May 10, 2023

Our Town: Bowdoin Life in the 1800’s
Featuring the 3rd and 4th grade classes of Bowdoin Central School and Piti Theatre
May 11, 2023


2021 - 2022

Mega-Dams, Mega-Problems!
Roger Wheeler, President, Friends of Sebago Lake
October 13, 2021

Neptune’s Navy! Sea Shepherd on the Front Lines
Tamara Arenovich, Activist and Communications Director
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
November 10, 2021

King Philip's War: Impacts on Merrymeeting Bay
Bruce Bourque, Archaeologist, Director, Merrymeeting Bay Pioneer Project
December 8, 2021

Don’t Be a Nuisance! (FOMB v CMP)
William Most, Attorney at Law
January 12, 2022

Restoring the Lower Androscoggin River
Steve Heinz, Trout Unlimited, Maine Chapter
February 9, 2022

Are Dogs Really Our Best Friends & Love Muffins?
Marc Bekoff, Ecologist, Evolutionary Biologist & Ethologist
March 9, 2022

American Shad
Nate Gray, Fisheries Biologist, Maine Department of Marine Resources
April 13, 2022

To Bee or Not To Bee
Jon Mirin & Laura Josephs
Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 7:00 pm


Seabrook Nuclear Plant: Winds of Change?
Doug Bogen

January 13, 2021

Searching for Smelt: Citizen Scientists & Maine's Sea Run Fishes
Claire Enterline & Danielle Frechette
February 10, 2021

The Sonic Sea – Voices of the Deep
Chris Clark, Sr. Scientist & Researcher,
Dept. of Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell University
March 10, 2021

Native Fish Coalition: Protecting, Preserving & Restoring Native Fish
Emily Bastian, National Vice-Chair & Bob Mallard, Exec. Director, NFC

April 14, 2021

River History & the New Environmental Movement
Scot McFarlane, River Historian
May 12, 2021

2019 - 2020

E.A. Robinson, 1869-1935: Gardiner’s Pulitzer Poet & His Tilbury Town
Gay Grant, Author & Former Legislator
October 9, 2019

“Bugs” of the Bay
Hamish Greig, Asst. Professor of Stream Ecology, UMO
November 13, 2019

Meet Your District Forester
Shane Duigan, District Forester of the Maine Forest Service
December 11, 2019

"Let There Be Dark": Preserving our Night Skies
Matthew Edney, Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

George Sproule's Mapping of the MidCoast, 1770
Osher Professor in History of Carography, USM
Wednesday, February12th, 2020

Redfin Pickerel: Endagered, Elusive, & Here!
Mary Gallacher, Fisheries Biologist MDIF&W
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

2018 - 2019

Astronomy 101
Ron Thompson, Southern Maine Astronomers
October 10, 2018

Arnold’s 1775 Quebec Expedition
and Its Passage Through Merrymeeting Bay

Stephen Clark, Arnold Expedition Historical Society
November 14, 2018

Invasive Worms, Oh My!
Gary Fish, Maine State Horticulturist, Dept. of ACF
December 12, 2018

Women of the Dawn
Bunny McBride, Author & Anthropologist.
January 10, 2019

Cobbosseecontee: On the Edge of Restoration
Steve Brooke, Upstream
February 13, 2019

The Fascinating Life Cycle of Native Plants
Heather McCargo, Executive Director, Wild Seed Project
March 13, 2019

Dresden Falls-Kennebec Life 1776-9,000 Years Ago
Art Spiess & Leith Smith, Prehistoric & Historic Archaeologists,
Maine Historic Preservation Commission
April 10, 2019

Wireless, Wildlife & You
Cece Doucette
Founder and Education Services Director: Wireless Education
May 8, 2019

Killing Games ~ Wildlife in the Crosshairs (Video not available yet)
Maine Film Premier
Camilla Fox, Executive Director, Project Coyote
May 30, 2019

2017 - 2018

Be Tick Smart
Emer Smith
Field Epidemiologist with the Maine Center for Disease Control
October 11

To Bee or Not To Bee
Special Presentation by The Piti Theater 
Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick
October 22

Of Sturgeon, Crocodiles & Ice
Jon Turk, author, chemist & expedition adventurer

Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College
November 8

The Amazing Sea Lamprey
Steve Coghlan
December 13

Tale of Three Privies
Lee Cranmer: Historic Archaeologist (MHPC, Ret.).
FOMB Annual Meeting & Potluck: 6:00pm, Public Welcome
•Cram Alumni House, Bowdoin College•
83 Federal St., Brunswick
January 10

We Love Maine Bats
Steve Pelletier and Trevor Peterson: Wildlife Biologists
February 14

Solar Energy for ME
Dylan Voorhees, Climate & Clean Energy Director NRCM
and Representative Seth Berry
March 23

Rewilding the East
John Davis, Executive Director of The Rewilding Institute
April 11

Charles Allen’s Kennebec in Photos: 1898-1907
Maine State Historian, Earle Shettleworth
May 9

2016 - 2017

Electronic Silent Spring
Katie Singer, Investigative Journalist&Novelist
Unitarian Universalist Church
, Brunswick
November 9

Twisted Genes, Distorted Narratives
CR Lawn, Founder, Fedco Seeds
December 14

Bateaux to Quebec: Life & Times of Ruben Colburn
Tom Desjardin: Author, Historian & Director, Bureau of Public Lands
FOMB Annual Meeting & Potluck: 6:00pm, Public Welcome
•Cram Alumni House, Bowdoin College•
83 Federal St., Brunswick
January 11

Talking Fish-Heads
Nate Gray, DMR Fishery Biologist, Doug Watts, River Activist & Author, & Ed Friedman, FOMB, Moderator
February 8

The Kings Broad Arrow: Maine's Mast Trade
Harper Batsford, Assistant, Tate House Museum
March 8

Cougar Recovery in Eastern North America
Chris Spatz, President, Cougar Rewilding Foundation
April 12

Dragonflies & Damselflies in Maine
Ron Butler, Biologist, University of Maine, Farmington
May 10

2015 - 2016

Voices of the Tidewater Kennebec
Bud Warrnen, Historian
•Bowdoinham Town Office•
October 14

LMF & Public Forests Under Attack
Pete Didisheim, NRCM Advocacy Director
•Bridge Academy, Dresden•
November 11

Fishermen, Farmer's & Indians Too:
300 Years on Hermit Island, 1650-1950

Christopher Sewall, Hermit Island Historian
•Bath City Hall•
December 9

Kelping the Earth with a Virtuous Vegetable
featuring Paul Dobbins of Ocean Approved
January 13

The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail
Jeff Bolster, UNH, Marinbe HIstorian and Author
February 10

Maine’s Rare & Endangered Invertebrates
Phillip deMaynadier, Wildlife Biologist, MDIF&W
March 9

Royalty of the River: Kennebec Sturgeon Status
Tom Squiers, Fisheries Biologist
April 13

In the Company of Bears
Ben Kilham, independent wildlife biologist and author
May 11

2014 - 2015

Searching for Historic Apples of Maine
John Bunker, Farmer/Author
•Bridge Academy, Dresden•
November 12

The Value of Honey Bees to Maine Agriculture
Tony Jadczak, Maine State Apiarist
•The Old Goat (upstairs)•
33 Main St., Richmond
December 10

Steve Powell’s World of Wildlife: In Film & Photo
Jay Robbins, Historian  
FOMB Annual Meeting & Potluck: 6:00pm,
Public Welcome •Cram Alumni House, Bowdoin College•
86 Federal St., Brunswick
January 14

Chimney Farm: Words from the Watershed
Gary Lawless, Poet
February 11

Big Night: Rise of the Frogs & Salamanders
Danielle Tetreau, Project Scientist, Stantec
March 11

Sea Run Alewife Restoration
Frank Richards, Webber Pond Association 
April 8

Unseen but Everywhere: Plankton & Particles!
Harry Nelson and Heather Anne Wright, Fluid Imaging Technologies
•Bowdoinham Town Offices•
May 13


Take Back Your Power: ME Film Premiere                                   
Josh del Sol, Director
October 9

Col. John Allan: Revolutionary War Hero
Chris Groden, Historian
•Bridge Academy, Dresden
November 13

A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin in Time and Place
Michael Kolster, Photographer, and
Matt Klingle, Environmental Historian
•Bowdoinham Town Offices•
December 11

The Swordfish Hunters
Bruce Bourque, Archaeologist, Maine State Museum  
FOMB Annual Meeting & Potluck: 6:00pm,
Public Welcome
•Cram Alumni House, Bowdoin College•
86 Federal St., Brunswick
January 8

Mining in Maine: Open for Business?
Pete Didisheim, NRCM Senior Director of Advocacy 
February 12

Tar Sands Oil: Alberta to Androscoggin
Bob Klotz, 350maine.org
March 12

Wind Over Wings: Raptor Rehab
Hope Douglas, Wildlife Rehabilitator 
April 9


Falconry: Sport of Kings
Larry Barnes, Master Falconer 
October 10, 2012 (Bath City Hall)

The Craft, Art & Collection of Waterfowl Decoys              
Zachery Cote, Guyette & Schmidt Auctioneers              
•Bowdoinham Town Offices•
November 14, 2012

Herons & Cranes of Maine              
Danielle D’Auria, IF&W Biologist              
•Bridge Academy, Dresden•
December 12, 2012

Lighthouses on the Kennebec
Duane Prugh 
January 9, 2013

Archaeology of Fort Richmond
Leith Smith, Historical Archaeologist
Maine Historical Preservation Commission
March 13, 2013
Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine 

Defending Water for Life in Maine 
Chris Buchanan, Organizer
May 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine


Smart Meters: The Big Lie
The Smart Meter Safety Coalition
Bowoinham Town Office
October 12, 2011

Notes on a Lost Flute
Kerry Hardy, Ecologist, Linguist, Author
FOMB Annual Meeting & Potluck: 6:00, Public Welcome
•Cram Alumni House, Bowdoin College•
January 11, 2012

Birds, Bats & Blades-Wind Turbines & Wildlife
Steve Pelletier, Wildlife Ecologist, Stantec
February 7, 2012

Steamboating on the Sasanoa-Bath to Boothbay
Charlie Ipcar, Nautical Historian, Musician

March 13, 2012

Direct Action on the High Seas! 
Captain Paul Watson, Founder and President, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath
Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Green Business: Doing Well By Doing Good
Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, President, & CE-Yo, Stonyfield Farm
Bowdoin College - Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Building
*Co-sponsor: Bowdoin College Environmental Studies Program*

April 13, 2011


Watercolors by
Sarah Stapler
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