Category Archives: News

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park Announces New Board Members

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park recently elected two members to its Board of Directors; Trina Wellman of Seattle, Washington, and Steve Myers of Dallas, Texas. “Dr. Trina Wellman and Steve Myers strengthen an already strong, talented, and engaged Board that enables Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park’s pursuit of collaborative solutions to critical environmental […]

2019 Public Program and Lectures Scheduled

Schoodic Institute offers programs and lectures free to the public from the Institute campus in Acadia National Park. The 2019 schedule of Brown Bag lunches and evening lectures is now available. Brown Bag lunches occur on the third Thursday of every month. Guests are invited to bring their lunch for the one hour presentation. Topics […]

Dr. Fisichelli named Director of Science and Education

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nicholas Fisichelli as Director of Science and Education. In this new role at Schoodic Institute, Fisichelli will provide leadership to the Schoodic Institute Science and Education Team. “Dr. Nicholas Fisichelli’s promotion to Director of Science and Education illustrates Schoodic Institute at […]

Schoodic Institute Education Research: A New Take on Teacher Leadership

By Catherine Schmitt, Science Communication Specialist   Over the course of his work with schools, teachers, and communities to engage students in locally relevant science, Schoodic Institute Education Research Director Bill Zoellick realized the importance of teacher leaders as partners who can amplify the work of Schoodic Institute is doing and make it sustainable. Teachers […]

Fifty years of counting birds on New Year’s Day

By Catherine Schmitt, Science Communication Specialist Two-thousand nineteen dawned gray and windy, after an overnight storm of snow, sleet and rain. At nine a.m. it was raining and 39 degrees at Schoodic Point. Northeast winds piled crashing pale-green waves against the rocks, throwing mist and spindrift into the air. In places the shore was covered […]

Sierra Magazine Reports on Schoodic Institute Forest Research

  “We are working with forests at Schoodic Institute to understand how climate change will affect trees, and what measures we can take to foster healthy forests in the future,” said Schoodic Institute’s Director of Science, Dr. Nick Fisichelli in response to a recent story by Madeline Ostrander of Sierra Magazine. The article published this […]

A successful season for the Downeast Phenology Trail

By Libby Orcutt, Senior Field Tech The conclusion of the 2018 season marked the end of the third year for the Downeast Phenology Trail (DPT). The Downeast Phenology Trail was created to help advance scientific research in Acadia National Park and throughout all of Downeast Maine while providing the opportunity to engage volunteer citizen scientists […]

Catherine Schmitt Named Science Communication Specialist

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Schmitt as Science Communication Specialist. In this new role at Schoodic Institute, Schmitt will communicate the work of Schoodic Institute scientific staff and Second Century Stewardship research fellows, as well as research in Acadia National Park, past and present. Schmitt has […]

Institute Staff and Techs Attend 2018 ANP Science Symposium

  The Acadia National Park Science Symposium was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Over 100 people attended the event held at The College of the Atlantic – many being students with an interest in research and science in Acadia National Park. Schoodic Institute staff and field technicians were attendees and presenters. Diana Gurvich (pictured below) […]

Guest Blog: Migration Watch from Schoodic Point

  Guest Blog by Earl Johnson Now I’ve never been exactly what you’d call a morning person, but five days a week, I crawl out of my bed (or camper or sleeping bag as is sometimes the case), and find my way to Schoodic Point half an hour before the sun comes up.  Technically I […]