Fish Scales + Tales

Fostering fish-filled fun in Lubec

WebLogoIsland Readers & Writers teamed up with Lubec Memorial Library and Lubec Consolidated School and brought a month of fishy activities to Washington County in May 2014.

The event, Fish Scales and Tales: Exploring the depths of sea life, was a series of book-centered programs, discussions, and library exhibits that showcased the work of school children, authors, scientists and Lubec fishermen. These activities took place from May 7 to 28.

A team of award-winning specialists participated, including children’s book author Mary Cerullo; whale scientist Dr. Moira Brown from the New England Aquarium; sea captain/author Linda Greenlaw and artist Kristin McKinlay from the Tides Institutes & Museum of Art, Eastport.

To read more about Fish Scales and Tales, check out the after-event blog post here.

Dr Moira Brown

Moe_Brown_by_M-1-._Sironi_PVDr Brown is senior scientist at the Canadian Whale Institute and the New England Aquarium (Boston, MA). Her research interests include demographic studies of North Atlantic right whales. She has received a Gulf of Maine Visionary Award (2002), a Canadian Environment Award (2003), a lifetime achievement award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (2006), the Environmental Stewardship Award from the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (2009) and a Doctor of Laws (honorary) from Mount Allison University (2012).

Mary Cerullo

CerMary Cerullo is the award-winning author of 16 non-fiction children’s books on the ocean, as well as a handbook for teachers on using children’s literature in the science classroom. Her latest book, City Fish, Country Fish (2012) has received the Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2013 and is a Society of School Librarians International Honor Book, Science K-6. Mary is the Associate Director of Friends of Casco Bay and has over 40 years experience as a “science translator.” As such, she has interpreted marine issues for the general public and for marine user groups through the New England Aquarium and others.

Linda Greenlaw

livingLOBSTERCHRONICLES__t640Linda Greenlaw is a sea captain and author of three New York Times bestselling books about life as a commercial fisherman: The Hungry Ocean (1999), The Lobster Chronicles (2002) and All Fishermen Are Liars (2004). She is the winner of the U.S. Maritime Literature Award in 2003, and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004. Time Magazine has called her 2005 Recipes From a Very Small Island, co-authored with her mother Martha Greenlaw, a “must-have cookbook”. She has also written two mysteries: Slipknot (2007) and Fishermen’s Bend (2008).

Kristin McKinlay

kristin1Kristin McKinlay co-founded the Tides Institute & Museum of Art in Eastport in 2002, and currently concentrates her efforts on the institute’s exhibitions, educational outreach, and coordinating the StudioWorks Residency program. She is also a working artist and certified visual art teacher, with over 10 years experience working in Washington County schools, and frequently works with small groups in private instruction or in workshop settings. Originally from the midwest, Ms. McKinlay is a graduate of Bowdoin College and has lived in Maine for over 20 years.