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USM: Lightning Workshops

  • USM Androscoggin Room 285 51 Westminster Street Lewiston, ME, 04240 United States (map)


11:15 am - 11:45am Ian Fowler
The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities with Ian Fowler of the Osher Map Library
This presentation will explore how the idea of the Northwest Passage first began 16th century, a history of major explorations and boondoggles involving the Northwest Passage. The end of the presentation will deal with its eventual discovery in the 19th century and the effects climate change have had on the navigability of the passage.

11:45am - 12:15pm Evelyn Greenlaw
Experience Iceland with Evelyn Greenlaw, Coordinator of Lewiston Auburn College Library
Evelyn will share her personal traveling experience including tips and tidbits on traveling around Iceland using the network of 35 (very different) Hostelling International hostels.

12:15pm - 12:45pm Justin Levesque
ICELANDx207: Sailing the Green Line with Justin Levesque
Levesque describes Eimskip`s Green Line as the invisible thread that connects our two cities, countries, cultures and economies. That experience was recorded in a nine episode podcast that provides a glimpse inside the ship and from the seafarers who spend their lives dedicated to the work found at sea.