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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

Brown Bag: Protecting and Preserving Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Threatened by the Emerald Ash Borer

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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How will the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer impact Wabanaki Basket-making traditions in the State of Maine?  Join us on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12 noon, for a presentation by Darren Ranco, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine and citizen/member of the Penobscot Nation to explore this topic.  He will discuss work that he and a team of research partners have been doing since 2009 to prepare for…

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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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