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GNSI 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE - Bar Harbor, Maine

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Event Date: 
July 7, 2013 (All day) - July 13, 2013 (All day)

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2013 GNSI Conference
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine

Our 2013 Conference will be held at the College of the Atlantic, a small college occupying 35 acres and located on the ocean on Mount Desert Island in the seaside town of Bar Harbor. The college is renowned for its programs in environmental and marine studies. It is one of few colleges dedicated to the teaching of natural history, and also offers programs in art, design, poetry and writing, history and politics, etc.

Bar Harbor is nestled on the east side of Mount Desert Island, surrounded by Acadia National Park, and has welcomed visitors for over a hundred years. There is a wide variety of activities for visitors: over 50 square miles of beautiful terrain for hiking, climbing and enjoying the stunning views; or go whale watching, biking the national park, camping, hiking, and canoeing. Local restaurants offer wonderful eating experiences, whether you’re in the mood for lobster, seafood, pasta, homemade deserts, breakfast or any other favorites.

If you are planning ahead for travel, Bar Harbor is easily accessible by car, 256 miles from Boston. Air travel is serviced by the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, just 12 miles from the village. Bangor International Airport is only 50 miles away.

We encourage members interested in presenting or teaching a workshop to please contact Suzanne Wegener for traditional presentations/workshops and Ikumi Kayama for digital presentations/ workshops. Information for submissions is forthcoming. Please consider contributing to the conference by sharing an experience or your expertise in a technique.

Our two previous conferences in Bar Harbor have been wonderful experiences; the campus and its personnel are a delight and the area is rich with resources. This year we are planning exciting new programs, and several features of the campus - particularly the dorms - have been expanded and modernized. As always, the three-day core conference will offer presentations on a variety of natural history topics, as well as favorite events such as our members’ exhibition, portfolio sharing, auction and banquet. After the core conference, ½-day to 2-day workshops and field trips will be offered.

CALL FOR PRESENTERS: Please contact the appropriate person in the list above with a 100-200 word description of your Presentation or Workshop. Or you can submit a Workshop or Presentation offer right here!.

CONFERENCE CONTACT INFORMATION:

Suzanne Wegener, Traditional Presentations/Workshops, swegener@excite.com
Ikumi Kayama, Digital Presentations/Workshops, ikumikayama@gmail.com
Sara Taliaferro, conference Co-Coordinator, gnsieddirector@gmail.com
Karen Ackoff, Conference Co-Coordinator, ackoffk@me.com