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Presenting the Coastal Maine Geopark: community, college, and museum collaboration

COA faculty and alum present the Coastal Maine Geopark at the New England Museum Association conf...COA faculty and alum present the Coastal Maine Geopark at the New England Museum Association conference in 2021COA faculty and alum proposed the Maine Geopark, a community driven project to promote education about the geological heritage of the region, at the New England Museum Association 2021 conference.

The Coastal Maine Geopark began as a student project at COA, and has since gathered museums, parks, and communities along the Maine coast. 

Faculty members Dru Colbert, Sarah Hall, and Carrie Graham spoke along with Sahra Gibson ’20 to introduce the Geopark concept and address issues of contextualization, community engagement, sustainability, and collaboration parks, museums, and institutions of higher education. The event was facilitated by visiting faculty member Alexander Goldowsky.