Belonging at SML
A diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, origins, talents, and interests strengthens and deepens the SML experience. We are committed to supporting a diverse community and a strong sense of belonging for all. Belonging at SML is about fostering respect and appreciation for difference, having a shared purpose, and being a part of a community, while simultaneously being valued and appreciated for the uniqueness that each person brings.
Shoals Marine Laboratory is located within N’dakinna, the traditional homelands of the Wabanaki People who have a historic and contemporary presence in this area. Their presence here precedes the establishment of Shoals Marine Laboratory, the state of Maine, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Indigenous displacement from their N'dakinna homeland and honor the ongoing connection of indigenous people past, present, and future to these lands and waters.