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Sea-Beach at Ebb-Tide: Women of Acadia’s Intertidal Zone

close up view of rockweed

by Catherine Schmitt, Science Communication Specialist To find these creatures, to study their habits and organization, to consider the wonderful order of nature, leads through delightful paths into the realms of science…the simple observation of the curious objects which lie at one’s feet as one walks along the beach is a delightful pastime. – Augusta

Sumner Memorial High School students to present to shellfish committee in Gouldsboro March 20

Over the past year, Schoodic Institute worked closely with Sumner Memorial High School’s Pathways Program and with the town of Gouldsboro to support the town’s shellfish committee. The students received support from Mike Pinkham, Gouldsboro’s clam warden, Bill Zoellick, Schoodic Institute’s Education Research Director, and Kyle Pepperman, field scientist at the Downeast Institute. They gathered

Citizen Science Day

Citizen Science Day is a national event to highlight incredible discoveries made by volunteers of all ages, and provide opportunities to participate in science while advancing research and monitoring of Acadia’s plants and animals. There are several opportunities right here in Maine. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife launched the Maine Bird Atlas

The nuts and bolts of monitoring ocean conditions

On a sunny Friday in February, Marine Ecology Program Director Hannah Webber sent an automatic water monitoring instrument (SeapHOx) out to a site off Schoodic Island for a third year of measuring acidity and other water quality parameters, in collaboration with Acadia National Park. After Webber screwed the sensors and housing back together, “Diver Ed”

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