Lecture on Newfoundland Cod Crisis at SERC May 9

WINTER HARBOR — Natalie Springuel of Maine Sea Grant will speak on Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at Moore Auditorium on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center.

Her presentation, titled “Fishing for Tourists: The Newfoundland Cod Crisis and the Role of Tourism in Outport Revitalization,” is part of the Second Saturday lecture series sponsored by Acadia Partners for Science and Learning, Acadia National Park and the Schoodic Committee of Friends of Acadia.

Springuel spent her six-month sabbatical studying tourism in Newfoundland’s post-cod collapse era. She is a College of the Atlantic alumna and co-instructor of COA’s course “This Marvelous Terrible Place, the Human Ecology of Newfoundland.”

A University of Maine Sea Grant extension agent based at COA, her outreach work focuses on sustainable tourism and working waterfronts. Her lecture will deal with the efforts to revitalize once-vibrant fishing ports through tourism.

Springuel’s lecture is free and open to the public.

For directions to SERC, visit Acadia Partners for Science and Learning’s Web site at www.acadiapartners.org.

For more information on the lecture series, contact Denny O’Brien at (207) 288-8727.

Nicole Ouellette

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