MDI Biological Laboratory


The MDI Biological Laboratory offers a full schedule of public outreach events, including the popular Science Cafés, conferences and courses.

MDI Science Café

Building Maine’s Life Sciences Workforce

February 13, 2023 • 5:00 - 6:00 pm (Online)

The future of biomedical research, education and development in Maine; what do we have and what do we need? Join us for an online Science Café on February 13, 2023 at 5:00 pm as we convene a panel of those determined to make the most of this sector’s future in Maine.

MDI Science Café

Mentoring at MDIBL

March 13, 2023 • 5:00 - 6:00 pm (Online)

Join us online on March 13, at 5:00 pm for our Science Café “Mentoring at MDIBL” and hear from Dr. Spaulding and Kamilah Bundang on the role of mentorship in science and the opportunity for students at every level to contribute to moving science forward at MDIBL.

MDI Science Café

Science Communication in a Polluted Online Environment

April 10, 2023 • 5:00 - 6:00 pm (Online)

What strategies and tactics can scientists us to research relevant, heard, and trusted on social media? Join Andrew Revkin, the former New York Times climate reporter and Guggenheim Fellow who now directs Columbia University’s Initiative on Communication Innovation and Impact, for an MDI Science Café online on April 10 at 5 PM.

MDI Science Café

Landscape of Change: Imagining the Future Shore

May 8, 2023 • 5:00 - 6:00 pm (Online)

How will rising seas affect the places we care about? Join us online May 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm for a panel discussion with Landscape of Change folks working with MDI High School students to document sea level rise around Mount Desert Island.

Family Science Night

Family Science Night

July 12, 2023 • 4:00 - 6:00 pm (MDIBL Lower Campus)

Family Science Night at the MDI Biological Laboratory is an annual summer tradition where scientists, students, and the greater community come together to encourage learners of all ages to engage with science. Bring your friends and family and have fun with a variety of hands-on science activities!


Annual Meeting 2023

July 27, 2023 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Hybrid: In-person and via Zoom)

Join us for the Annual Meeting of the Corporation on Thursday, July 27, 2023.