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April 2019

Plant Communities Facing Climate Change: Species Loss and Spring Phenology in Acadia National Park

April 25 @ 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Conservation scientist Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, Ph.D. explores how plants are adapting to climate change in Acadia National Park and beyond at the College of the Atlantic Human Ecology Forum.

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May 2019

Creative Translation: An Ocean Conversation with Artists and Authors

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Schoodic Institute invites the public to a panel discussion Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM in Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus. Schoodic Institute's Science Communication Specialist and author Catherine Schmitt will moderate the evening's presentation. Our panel includes author and artist Susan Shetterly, author of The Seaweed Chronicles; Malcolm Shick, author of Where Corals Lie; and Jennifer Booher, artist. All participants create work on translating ocean-related complex and fascinating stories/concepts. Guests will enjoy individual artist presentations, a panel discussion, and are…

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June 2019

Brown Bag: Invasive Plants in our Backyard: What we’ve learned in ANP

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atturbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693-0277 United States
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Invasive Plants in our Backyard: What we've learned in Acadia National Park Join Jesse Wheeler, Exotic Plant Management Program Coordinator, Acadia National Park as he presents this Brown Bag lunch, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Almost a quarter of all plant species in Acadia are not native to the region, however only two dozen have become invasive, threatening our natural and cultural resources. Luckily, Acadia National Park and partners have invested many resources to battle these invasive plants in efforts to…

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July 2019

Puffins of Petit Manan

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - July 17 @ 3:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atturbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693-0277 United States
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$185.00

Atlantic puffins are nesting just a short boat cruise from Schoodic Institute.  We are offering a special guided program package that includes dinner and breakfast, an after dinner slide presentation, an optional morning bird walk, and a 3 hour cruise to see puffins and their neighboring nesting birds at Petit Manan Island. Join Seth Benz, Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program Director and former seabird biologist, for an in-depth look at the species and ecology of a vibrant seabird colony. Package includes…

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September 2019

Does Evolutionary Psychology Provide Insight into Contemporary Landscape Preferences?

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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For all the fascinating landscape preference studies carried out over the last forty years, we have no robustly articulated model that explains why humans have such strong ties to certain aspects of nature. Mountains, sunsets, water and trees all have their own allure. The intention of this talk is to focus on individual tree form. The literature often confuses the discussion of individual trees with clusters of trees or woodland. Our goal is twofold: to isolate available research on individual tree form from research on woodland preferences…

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