DMR’s Dottie Yunger to speak at Boothbay Region Historical Society

Mon, 09/11/2023 - 8:45am

    Have you been wondering what’s going on at the Department of Marine Resources (DMR)? On Thursday, Sept. 21, at 4:30 p.m., marine biologist Dottie Yunger will present “Exciting Changes at the Maine State Aquarium, Learning Lab, and Burnt Island” at the society’s museum at 72 Oak Street in Boothbay Harbor.

    The Maine State Aquarium and Department of Marine Resources Boothbay Harbor Lab have a rich history in the area. The Aquarium arose out of early research conducted at the lab and is currently undergoing renovations including a redesign. It is part of DMR’s Education Division, which is also undergoing a redesign, allowing audiences access to the research conducted by DMR. Education Division Director Dottie Yunger will share the design plans for the remodeled Aquarium set to open in the summer of 2024. She will also talk about ways the public will be able to access DMR science and meet its scientists.

    Limited seating for 28 will be available by reservation. Please call or email the office: 207-633-0820; Reserved seats will be held until 4:20 p.m. and will then be released to the public on a first come first served basis. This program will also be available by Zoom. Email the office to receive the Zoom link. The society’s entire 2023 speaker series will be available online later in the fall. More details to come. Our programs are free, however donations to help defray some costs are always appreciated! Thank you for your support.