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July 2018

Brown Bag: Old Bucketnose – Icon of the North Woods

July 19 @ 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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Lee Kantar, State Moose Biologist for Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will give a talk about Maine’s moose.  Lee will discuss natural history of moose, current research and management and may even throw in a few up-close experiences with these magnificent Icons of the North Woods. Bring your lunch and learn more about moose! No registration is required. This program begins at noon in Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus.

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August 2018

The Drunken Monkey: Is alcoholism in modern humans an evolutionary hangover?

August 6 @ 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 public presentation by Dr. Robert Dudley, Professor and Chair, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. The program begins at 7:00 PM on Monday, August 6, 2018 in Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus. No registration is required. Alcohol (i.e., ethanol) obligately derives from the fermentation of simple sugars, and fermentative yeasts are ubiquitous within terrestrial ecosystems. Animals that routinely consume fruits and nectars thus chronically ingest low-level ethanol, although typical concentrations…

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Tuesday Community Cocktails -Ironbound Restaurant

August 14 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Ironbound Restaurant, 1513 US Route 1
Hancock, ME 04640 United States
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Ironbound Restaurant, 1513 US Route 1, Hancock, ME hosts local individuals and organizations each Tuesday this summer. On August 14, 2018 from 5:15 - 6:45 PM, Dr. Don Kent, Schoodic Institute President and CEO speaks about the Institute's programs and work, and answers questions from the community. No registration is needed - Join your friends and neighbors and learn what is happening in your neighborhood!

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Movies at Moore – To Keep the Light

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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 attend ‘Movies at Moore’ - a community program offering free matinees once a month. All films begin at 2:00 PM in Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Institute campus, Winter Harbor. Mark your calendar for To Keep the Light, (Not rated) on August 14, 2018. Popcorn provided! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors. To Keep the Light (2016) : Inspired by true stories, a lighthouse keeper's wife struggles with her work and her sanity as she cares…

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Lessons from the Great Conservationists of the Past

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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 free public lecture by Dr. Larry A. Nielsen, Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University, on August 21, 2018. These are stressful times for conservationists, in Maine and elsewhere. Is Katahdin Wood and Waters National Monument in jeopardy, like those in the West? Are Maine’s beautiful shorelines threatened by oil exploration? Is renewable energy an endangered species? What does the government’s banishment of climate change mean? Fear not! Our world is better today than…

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September 2018

The Physics of Spaceflight – or, You Too Can Become a Rocket Scientist in Less than an Hour

September 5 @ 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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Turn your eyes to the sky! Schoodic Institute invites the public to an evening presentation on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by Captain Rick Hauck. Hauck is a retired Navy combat pilot, astronaut and commercial space business executive. He flew over 100 combat missions in Viet Nam, and co-piloted  one space shuttle flight and commanded two others, the latest of which was the first flight after the Challenger tragedy. Among his awards are two DoD Distinguished Service Medals, the NASA DSM, the…

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Read the Night Sky

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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$25.00

Do you want to learn how to “read the night sky”? Join us at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor for a night of sky exploration! Retired science teacher, former park ranger and night sky enthusiast, Linda Penkalski will teach you how to read a sky chart and about the many resources available to continue your sky observations. After the classroom session we will go outside to view the late summer skies in Eastern Maine. Mars, Saturn and Jupiter are visible…

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Use Your Senses to Explore the Natural World

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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$10.00

Karen O. Zimmermann is a Maine Master Naturalist and author of “Nightwalk, Using all your senses to explore the Natural World.”  Visit Schoodic Institute for this workshop to learn how to heighten awareness of YOUR senses! This 90 minute workshop, taking place outside, is open to the entire family on Friday, September 7 from 7-8:30 at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor. Cost is $10 per person, space is limited. Call 288-1337 to reserve your spot.

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October 2018

The fall season at Acadia: when birds, fruit, and insects join together in a splendor of biodiversity

October 23 @ 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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The fall season is a busy one on the coast of Maine. Birds are migrating through on their way south to warmer climes, many shrubs are producing fruit so that their seed is dispersed prior to winter, and insect populations have their last opportunities to be active before it gets too cold. Precisely when these activities are occurring – and how they are related to each other – is not well known. More importantly, the timing of these iconic moments…

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