About

Author of three books of nonfiction.

Journalist and writer of articles and essays published in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals. While these outlets and their respective audiences are diverse, the content is always related to science/nature/environment/place, and is informed by undergraduate and graduate degrees in environmental science, a Stonecoast MFA in creative nonfiction, and extensive field experience with lakes, streams, wetlands, forests, shorelines, and beaches throughout the Northeast.

Professional work includes science communication for Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, co-author and editor of the Maine’s Climate Future reports, writing about science and directing communications for Maine Sea Grant (2004-2018), serving as managing editor for The Catch: Writings from Downeast Maine (2013-2018), teaching in the University of Maine Department of English, and presenting lectures and workshops on communication to scientists, natural resource managers, and students.

On the Board of Directors of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and the Somes Pond Center. Member of the Ecological Society of America and National Association of Science Writers.

Lives in Bangor, Maine.

Contact info[at]catherineschmitt.com

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