Maine EPSCOR – SEANET (Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network)

Two students working on the Green Crab project.

The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, with funding from Maine EPSCoR/SEANET, is partnering with the Community Environmental Health Laboratory (CEHL) at MDI Biological Laboratory to train and engage middle/high school students with disabilities from coastal Hancock County school districts in intertidal census work. CEHL works to identify and help remedy threats to public health and water quality on and around Mount Desert Island. Enrolled students are offered paid internships and receive training in the identification of invasive species, such as green crabs; data collection and data management. Student interns, supervised onsite by mentors, follow a scientific protocol and receive a variety of hands-on worksite skills.

News and Photos from Exploring Aquaponics and Aquaculture (Summer 2018)

News and Photos from the Green Crab Census Project (Summer 2016)

Funding Source:

National Science Foundation Award IIA-1355457 to Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine

Funding Period:

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2019

Project Personnel:

Carol Kim, Ph.D.
University of Maine
Vice President for Research
NSF EPSCoR Principal Investigator/Project Director
Alumni Hall, Room 209
Orono, ME 04469-5703

Laurie Bragg, B.S.
NSF EPSCoR Project Administrator
Outreach and Program Manager
Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 440
Orono, ME 04469-5717

Project Coordinator and Contact Person:

Janet May, M.Ed.
Coordinator of Transition and Adults
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 241
Orono, ME   04469-5717
207.581.1231 (Fax)
TTY users call Maine Relay 711


Maine EPSCoR
Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET)
National Science foundation
MDI Biological Laboratory