In addition to harboring sailboats and motorboats, the Peaks Island community hosts scores of talented people who are notable nationally. Not that you could easily discern this; island notables tend to hide […]
How One Scientist Empowers Thousands of Others: Johan Erikson Publishes in Journal of Chemical Education
Politicians have been using science as a punching bag a lot lately. It’s hard to overstate the dangers of this, given that scientific thinking and the distinction of fact from fiction fuels our ability to cure diseases, invent new technology, and generally explain how the world works. Meanwhile, science educators shoulder on with preparing the next generation of critical thinkers and scientists, including Science Department Chair, professor, and author Dr. Johan Erikson who crosses Portland Harbor on the Peaks Island ferry each day and commutes to Saint Joseph’s College on Sebago Lake.
Death by Dissolution: Mark Green and Ocean Acidification of Casco Bay, Maine and everywhere else
Although Mark Green, Ph.D. has authored nearly two dozen peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, we might refer to him as a sci-fi horror author of something called “Death by Dissolution.” Except, sadly, it’s […]
Stalking the Ghost Bird with Michael Steinberg
Ancient forests, ghost birds, and intrepid scientists. This might sound like a blurb for Rollins’ sci-fi Amazonia, but instead it describes the non-fiction content of Michael Steinberg’s “Stalking the Ghost Bird: The […]