For the past year high school teachers and their students studied mercury in the biota of New England streams, rivers and lakes in cooperation with University of Maine and Maine Sea Grant scientists. The students will present the results of their scientific research at a poster session on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Sekera Auditorium at John Bapst.
Not only do the teachers and students from John Bapst Memorial High School, Bangor High School, Old Town High School, Mount View High School and Sumner Memorial High School use the mercury data from their own sampling efforts, but these data are compiled into a regional database that includes three National Parks. Scientists working in the Parks, as well as researchers at the University of Maine, other colleges and universities, and state and federal government use the data to characterize differences in mercury across the region, identify species that can act as mercury indicators, and screen possible high-mercury sites.
Acadia Learning is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Maine Department of Education, private donors, and the Davis Foundation. Partners are SERC Institute, The University of Maine, and Maine Sea Grant as well as school districts throughout Maine and the Northeast.
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John Bapst Hosts Acadia Learning Student Poster Symposium
Friday, May 25, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Sekera Auditorium, John Bapst, 100 Broadway, Bangor