PORTLAND – The first exhibit of a tyrannosaurus Rex skull in Maine will happen at the Children’s Museum of Maine as part of “Dino Days” July 21 to 27.

The life-size skull is being provided by the Dinosaur Discovery Center of Maine, which seeks to boost interest in the natural sciences through dinosaur paleontology workshops and exhibits of museum-quality casts of dinosaur fossils.

Other museum activities during the week include dinosaur-related art projects, fossil exhibits and educational programs.

For more information, people can visit www.kitetails.com. For information about the discovery center, visit www.dinosaurdiscoverycenter.com.

Religion, science

PORTLAND – Participants from around the world are expected to attend “Religion, Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Psychology.” It’s the second annual conference hosted by the University of New England’s New England Institute for Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Psychology.

The conference will be Aug. 12 and 13 in the Eastland Park Hotel. A symposium on “Religion, Terrorism and War” will be held the second day.

For details, people can visit www.une.edu/nei/conference/index.html.

Pain seminar

ROCKPORT – Maine residents who are living with pain, plus their family and friends, as well as caregivers and health professionals are being invited to a Maine Pain Initiative Symposium from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Samoset Resort.

Workshops will include ones by Ben Rich, J.D., Ph.D., and John Giglio, M.A., J.D. Their topics are “Transforming the Culture of Pain: Ethical, Legal and Public Policy Perspectives” and “Pain Activism at the National Level,” respectively.

People can visit www.MaineHospiceCouncil.org/MCPI or contact the Maine Hospice Council at 800-438-5963 for more information or to register.

Science conclave

GARDINER — “Science and Literacy: Tools for Life” will be the theme for the Maine Science Teachers Association’s annual conference, which will be Oct. 10 at Gardiner Area High School.

Speakers will include author Mariene Their, “New Science Literacy: Using Language Skills to Help Students Learn Science,” and Annette Charon, director of Outreach, Bigelow Labs for Ocean Science.

Interested educators may contact Nancy Chesley, MSTA president, at [email protected]

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