The Maine Science Festival is back

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) — After a two-year absence, the Maine Science Festival is back. This year, the main discussion on the table is how to deal with climate change.

From March 16-19, the festival will take place at multiple locations in Bangor and Orono.

The festival is a fun and educational experience for people of all ages and aims to showcase science in the state of Maine.

For Kate Dickerson, it’s not only exciting but important to have him back this year.

“It’s really important that people grow up understanding science, whether they do it or not. The more you introduce young children up to 10 or 11 (or) 12 that science is cool and not intimidating and that anyone can do it if you work hard enough at it, the better off we all are. Says Kate Dickerson, founder and director of the Maine Science Festival.

This year’s highlight event, the only festival event with an admission fee, is the performance of the Grammy Award-winning symphony ‘The Warming Sea’. Which will be performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. The closing hymn inspired a new beer.

Orono Brewery’s Abe Furth says he hopes the beer will do more than just taste good.

Furth said: “If we have a beer that gets people thinking about what we can all do individually or as companies to try and tackle climate change, then that’s really positive.”

Maine State climatologist Sean Birkel hopes people will leave the festival with hope as we navigate these trying times.

“I think it’s really important to have hope because, on the one hand, there are a lot of problems in the world today, but these problems can be solved and they can be solved by people who come together, talk and then act.” Said Birkel

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