Citizen Science at Schoodic Institute

Join us in these important scientific research endeavors

Citizen science is a way for people to learn about research through meaningful participation. Schoodic Institute works with the National Park Service and other partners to provide opportunities for volunteers to participate in citizen science programs in Acadia National Park and also regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Education and research at Schoodic Institute are deliberately intertwined, with experts, students, and participants of all ages contributing and learning through innovative Citizen Science projects. Programs at Schoodic Institute focus on relevant research that informs natural resource managers in a time of rapid environmental change.

Citizen Science Opportunities at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

BioBlitz Baron KidsThe Acadia National Park BioBlitz, whose goal is to collect, sort, and identify as many species of insects as possible within a 24- hour period.  Join our free event on July 19.

Visit our full listing of events to learn more about upcoming upcoming birding and education programs and other ways we contribute to national and international databases of observations.

HawHawkWatchkWatch on Cadillac Mountain–You can help gather data about the fall migration of raptors on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park and participate as a volunteer in Hawk Watch. One-time volunteers are welcome

Earthwatch ExpeditionsLearn more about Earthwatch expeditions at Acadia National Park and the Power of You.

Contribute at Acadia or Where You Live

Online resources:

•   Submit bird observations at eBird.

•   Use an app to record observations of the natural world with iNaturalist.

•   Help scientists document the local effects of global climate change  with Signs of the Season.

•   Contribute to the USA National Phenology Monitoring Network.

 Learn How We’re Using Valuable Citizen Science Data

The Whenology ProjectWhenology Capture2: a product of the partnership with EMC, Earthwatch Institute, Acadia National Park, the Schoodic Institute and other organizations. Learn more about how EMC uses Big Data for social good, and please consider participating in this survey before and after you visit the Whenology Project website.