Learn about Maine fish in museum talk plus fish prints, origami Feb. 23

Feb 09, 2020
Maine fish are featured in a program Feb. 23 at Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport.

Searsport — Penobscot Marine Museum continues its celebration of Maine's bicentennial with "Maine-ly a Celebration — Fish" Sunday, Feb. 23, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Participants will learn about Gulf of Maine fish with fish prints and origami fish. At 1 p.m., Anna Harris, project leader at the Maine Ecological Services Field Office, will present on the Craigbrook National Fish Hatchery, the history of the facility, and current pressures on Atlantic salmon in Maine. She will also provide information on the other aquatic species they focus on, such as American eel and alewives.

The cost of this program is $5 for museum members, $8 for non-members, $20 for families, and children 7 and younger are free. The program will be held at the Museum’s Old Vestry building, 2 Church St.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Maine Fish and Wildlife Service Complex is composed of four offices, including two national fish hatcheries. Collectively, they conserve Maine’s unique fish and wildlife, such as piping plovers, Canada lynx, Atlantic salmon and New England cottontail.

In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled if the Searsport First Congregational Church cancels its worship service. The museum will also post cancellations at Facebook.com/Penobscot. For more information, contact Jeana Ganskop at 548-2529, ext. 213, or jganskop@pmm-maine.org.

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