Article (courtesy The Bell Tower): $2.6 Million Biomass Grant
Lise Pelletier, Director of the Acadian Archives, Archives acadiennes, has applied for, and received, funding for a Maine Acadian Heritage Council Education Grant. The grant will help the Acadian Archives set up an exhibit about Samuel de Champlain, Father of New France. Archives' staff with the help of Doris Metz' Education students, will create educational activities for students Grades 0 - 12.
Lise Pelletier, Director of the Acadian Archives, Archives acadiennes, has applied for, and received, funding for a Maine Acadian Heritage Council Performance Grant. The grant will allow the Archives to invite an Acadian storyteller, un "conteur", Dominic Breau, to entertain people from both sides of the St. John river. He will also perform for K-6 students in Fort Kent and Madawaska.
Kim Borges has been asked by the Department of Environmental Protection to take part in a project that will assess the composite of human vs. non-human sources of fecal contamination in ambient water samples. This project will be piloted in York, Maine with 6 sites monitored 4 times during the beach monitoring season. This study will target the worst-case scenario for bacterial water quality which is typically during ebbing tides and during or following wet-weather conditions.
Soraya Cardenas has applied for and been awarded funds from the Ceres Foundation to help bring a speaker to campus for the April 20, 2012 Scholars Symposium which is themed Health and the Environment.