Friends of Edith Patch
Honoring the Life, Work, and Legacy of Maines Extraordinary Scientist and Educator
The Friends of Dr. Edith Marion
Patch are working to:
Restore and maintain Patchs historic home, Braeside, as the site for the Patch Center;
Develop and deliver scientific and educational programs reflecting Patchs interdisciplinary approach to issues of biodiversity and sustainability;
Foster opportunities for underrepresented minorities in science, in recognition of the struggles and triumphs of Dr. Patch throughout her own career;
Publish and disseminate scholarly and popular works that reflect Patchs commitment to science and science education.
Commission Building Condition Assessment to determine restoration potential of Braeside (fall, 2001)
Work with the University of Maine and the Maine Historic Preservation Commission to list Braeside, Patchs historic home, on the National Register of Historic Places (winter, 2001).
Design and deliver professional development workshops in entomology for elementary school teachers in Maine (ongoing).
Develop pilot program for afterschool environmental club in Old Town (ongoing).
Prepare edited volume of Patchs natural history writings for reissue (ongoing).
Present programs for educational and community organizations (ongoing).
Seek and obtain grant support through scientific, historic preservation, and educational organizations (ongoing).