Monday, Oct. 3

Maine-Arctic Forum – Public conference at University of Southern Maine, including a speech by Ambassador David Balton, chairman of the Senior Arctic Officials, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Hannaford Hall at University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland. Tickets are $45.

University of Southern Maine Arctic Workshops – Maritime innovation, public health in Iceland, Icelandic tourism, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at USM Woodbury Center, 35 Bedford St., Portland.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

University of Southern Maine Arctic Workshops – Sailing with Eimskip, navigating the ocean of regulations, Northwest Passage, 11:45-1:15 p.m., USM Woodbury Center, 35 Bedford St., Portland.

One Arctic: Pacific to Atlantic Connections – A science symposium highlighting Arctic connections of Alaska and the Northeast, 5-7 p.m., Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland.

• Tour of the Bowdoin, a training ship at Maine Maritime Academy, 5-7 p.m., Wright’s Wharf, 378 Commercial St., Portland.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Marine Technology and the North symposium – Focus on developing Arctic marine industry, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland.

Shaktoolik Soundwalk – A 30-minute audio virtual walking tour of the coastal village of Shaktoolik, Alaska, 4-6 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Climate Change: The Arctic Council and Maine talk – Tom Barry, an Arctic Council participant, will discuss threats to Arctic biodiversity and its consequences for Maine, 7-8 p.m., Saint Joseph’s College, Alfond Hall, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish.


Arctic Activities for Kids – Family programming, including polar star shows and Arctic ice castles, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-6 at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. Free with admission.

• Arctic Plates – Inunnguaq Hegelund, a rising chef from Greenland, will work with local Maine chefs to create Arctic-inspired dishes at Vinland, Hugo’s, Eventide, Roustabout, Tiqa and Evo, Oct. 3-9. Check with individual restaurants for details.

ICELANDx207: Container – A multimedia project about Iceland’s impact on Maine by photographer Justin Levesque, through Oct. 12 in Congress Square in Portland.

Mapping the Arctic – An exhibit on the history of the maps of the Northwest Passage: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. through March 11 at Osher Map Library at University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland.

Ice Navigator: Captain Bob Bartlett’s Northern Adventures – Photographs on the famous Newfoundland ship captain’s many Arctic voyages, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Jan. 8 at Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, 9500 College Station, Brunswick.

• Arctic series – A gallery exhibition featuring Arctic images by Shoshannah White and Billie Mandle and mixed media canvases by Laura Duerwald, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 31 at Corey Daniels Gallery, 2208 Post Road, Wells.