2023 Summer

Summer Classes are free of charge.

An OUTSIDE Look at Lichens

Instructor: Andrea Ostrofsky

Wednesday • 6/14 (rain date 6/16) • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Class size 6-16 students
2 seats remaining
Location: Field Trips
Class meets outside of Randall Hall.

This class will begin with a 5-10 minute introduction to what lichens are and their role in the environment. This will be followed by an easy walk on the paved walkway around the UMA campus green where we will look for (and find!) all three types of lichens on rocks, trees, and elsewhere — including some favorites! 

Having attended the 2022 Fall lecture “A First Look at Lichens” is helpful, but not necessary.

Andrea Ostrofsky has lived in New Jersey, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Nebraska. She moved to Maine in 1982. Her background is in the biological sciences. She has worked in laboratories studying wood decay fungi for the USDA Forest Service and for the University of Maine. After moving to Augusta in 2006, Andrea began volunteer work at the Maine State Museum and worked in the library at Cony High School for 9 years before retiring. Currently she is enjoying UMA Senior College.


COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Masks are required in classrooms, unless waived by the instructor. We recommend carrying a mask at all times while on the campus to use as needed.