During a public presentation on May 4, 2017, Sumner Memorial High School Pathways students presented their research findings during a poster session at the school. For the past year, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, working in cooperation with the Pathways program at Sumner, has engaged high school students in participatory research projects in which students ask research questions, collect samples, and analyze their own data.
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Sumner Memorial High School Pathways students gather for a group photo before presenting research results on forest and intertidal ecology in Downeast Maine. Missing from photo is Bill Zoellick, Director of Education Research at Schoodic Institute. Zoellick photo.
Students answer questions about intertidal research from Schoodic Institute President and CEO, Mark Berry.
Two groups of students conducted research at sites in Frenchman’s Bay Conservancy’s Baker Hill Preserve.
This project was supported by Davis Family Foundation, the Morton Kelly Charitable Trust, and the Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust.