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
The 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.
HawkWatch 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 Expeditions—Learn more about Earthwatch expeditions at Acadia National Park and the Power of You.
Contribute at Acadia or Where You Live
• Submit bird observations at eBird.
• Use an app to record observations of the natural world with iNaturalist.
• Contribute to the USA National Phenology Monitoring Network.
Learn How We’re Using Valuable Citizen Science Data
The Whenology Project: 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.