Stories about "Maine and New England"
For Bates students, a trip to the Appalachian Trail is a trip back in time

Friday, October 6, 2023 9:32 am

During Orientation, a group of first-year Bates students paid a visit to…

Cool, comfortable, and connected to Bates: AESOP delivers its promise to the Class of 2027

Thursday, September 21, 2023 11:42 am

Outdoor orientation trips are not unique to Bates, nor are they new. But in recent years, more has been done make the beloved Bates program, AESOP, more welcoming to all students.

Video: ‘A beautiful place’ for Beverly Johnson and students to drill into the science of blue carbon

Friday, September 8, 2023 1:47 pm

Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences Beverly Johnson savors the outdoor work - and data - gathered by a team of research students who studied blue carbon sinks with Johnson this summer in four Maine salt marshes.

Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences Beverly Johnson takes her summer research students who are studying blue carbon cycling in salt marshes to Bates-MorseM ountain in Phippsburg.
Bates student and faculty researchers take high-tech lead in critical blue carbon research

Friday, August 4, 2023 3:45 am

Bates students are among the first in Maine to use state-of-the-art technology to better understand the potential of coastal "blue carbon" to help mitigate effects of climate change.

This ‘beautiful, dreamlike’ cloud photo by a Bates professor is Best in Show

Thursday, June 29, 2023 9:20 am

The clouds above Maine on April 23 suggested a psychedelic landscape painting — Salvador Dali meets John Constable? — and created a photographic moment for Associate Professor of Biology Andrew Mountcastle

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 12:25 pm

June was full of rekindling: alumni pouring onto campus for Reunion, Bates' Employee Enrichment Week, and a new outdoor gear-lending library co-founded by Hallie Herz '11 — all in This Month at Bates.

Lecturer in Biology Jesse Minor ’00 takes students in his Short Term on invasive green crabs to Cousins Island in Yarmouth for inventory monitoring and site assessment field trip. Jessie Batchelder from Manomet joined them.
Bates students learn biology skills, one invasive crab at a time

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 3:26 pm

A Short Term course led by Jesse Minor ’02 teaches marketable skills while helping with ongoing research on invasive green crabs along the Maine coast.

In the basement of Portland’s Equality Community Center, Portland’s newest gear library lacks the store-front appeal of the many outdoor retail shops in a state famous for its outdoor recreation. But one step inside Kindling Collective during its open house on June 10 and the orange and pink walls, the sound of laughter, and the mini outdoor-gear lessons breaking out spoke of a warm, welcoming community and, most of all: joy. Kindling Collective, a gear library focused on the queer community, was founded this spring by business partners, spouses and outdoor enthusiasts Hallie Herz ‘11 (wearing striped shirt) and Eva Fury in an effort to help the LGBTQ+ community access the outdoors in a safe, fulfilling and affordable way. The tiny 400-square-foot space welcome everyone, though it's focused on helping queer people specifically feel welcome, empowered and inspired. Focusing on joy, Hertz said, is central to their mission. Hertz and Fury were photographed at 15 Casco St. on June 15, 2023.
Hallie Herz ’11 co-founds nation’s first queer-focused outdoor gear lending library

Friday, June 23, 2023 9:52 am

Hallie Herz '11 co-founded the nation's first queer-focused outdoor gear library with their partner, Eva Fury. "Queer people need a space where they can be themselves and find connections to things that sustain them,” Herz said.

An inside look at the ‘invention’ of New England with Victoria Wyeth ’01

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 3:46 pm

In Wasilla, Alaska, this summer, incoming Bates student Karsten Stiner ’26 looked…

Video: An immersive visit to the coastal gem, Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area

Friday, September 2, 2022 1:10 pm

Time spent in nature is great. Time spent even looking at images of nature help, too. With that in mind, here’s a brief but enveloping video from Bates–Morse Mountain on a summer day.

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