2022 MSF – Call for Ideas!

We’re happy to share that our friends at the Maine Science Festival are planning the return of the Festival in 2022. See below for more details:

   2022 MSF – Call for Ideas!

We have begun planning for the in-person return of the Maine Science Festival in March 16-20, 2022, as long as it is safe to do so. And we need your help! We’re looking for your ideas to showcase Maine science at the 2022 Maine Science Festival. Forums, talks, workshops, hands-on activities, exhibits, film screenings – everything’s on the table.

Read all the details on our Call for Ideas page!

Maine Science Podcast – New episode!

Our most recent episode is a conversation with Tom Klak from the University of New England. Tom is part of a team of researchers who are working on reviving the chestnut through a transgenic process so that it can survive the fungus that decimated (and all but eradicated) the American chestnut tree when it was discovered in the U.S. in 1904. Read more.

Please join us for an evening centered around the climate crisis in Maine, culminating in the world premiere of The Warming Sea on March 19, 2022.

The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of the world’s oceans. In January of 2019, the Maine Science Festival commissioned GRAMMY award-winning composer, Lucas Richman, to create a musical exploration of hope in the face of the climate crisis in the Gulf of Maine titled The Warming Sea.

The Maine Science Festival team arranged a series of discussions between Lucas and scientists, researchers, and experts up and down the coast of Maine. These conversations, as well as perspectives provided by middle school students we visited throughout Maine, informed this new symphonic work. Read more…

MDI Science Cafe

MDI Biological Laboratory is hosting MSF Founder & Director Kate Dickerson and The Warming Sea composer Lucas Richman as part of their Sci Cafe series on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 5pm.

Kate and Lucas will discuss their project,The Warming Sea. Commissioned by the Maine Science Festival, The Warming Sea is a symphonic exploration of hope in the face of climate change.

Read more/sign up…


The Maine Science Festival has to raise all our funding to keep the festival’s 70+ events available free of charge to our attendees. One way you can support the MSF AND show your support is through our online store! We’ve got it stocked full of t-shirts, onesies, and mugs with designs inspired by the science that happens in Maine every day. It’s your chance to represent and celebrate Maine science and look cool while doing it.

Proceeds keep MSF events free and accessible to all. Shop now.

MSF Partners Science Opportunities

Maine Robotics, with the University of Southern Maine, will be hosting a Maine STEM Film Challenge where students from across Maine can participate by creating 3 to 10 minute STEM videos on any STEM topic, past or present. Click here for more information.
Longtime MSF partner, Bioscience Association of Maine, is hosting their fourth annual Women in Bioscience event on September 30th. All the details are found here.