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February 2019

Dinner Theater: For the Love of Acadia

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Schooner Commons ME United States + Google Map
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This entertaining dinner theater draws together the deep history of Acadia, the creatures who live here and the humor of coastal 'Mainers'. With tales for all ages, we will celebrate the stories of Acadia and all who live here. Hope Lewis is a storyteller from Seal Cove, Maine. She retired from teaching and just couldn’t stay retired.  She enjoys creating original stories, but particularly savors performing tales from a wide variety of traditions.  Her stories are crafted to appeal to…

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Ice-carving Sculpture Demonstration

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
ME United States + Google Map
FREE

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, Jason Bluck of Sub Zero Ice Carvings captivates guests with an ice carving demonstration outside of Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus. What will it be? Bring your questions and see what appears! This event is free and open to the public - No registration required. Carving begins at 11:00 am and concludes at 2:00 pm, but as long as the cold weather holds, stop by anytime to see the sculpture!

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Nature Journaling with Tanya Rucosky

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atturbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693-0277 United States
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$30.00

Looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors and art at the same time? Learn to explore and record the natural world in a Nature Journaling class with instructor Tanya Rucosky. Touch upon drawing, painting and writing skills while exploring the natural history of our region. Learn more about what you are seeing in the natural word and develop the skill to capture it with contour drawing, creative non-fiction and watercolors. Participants should bring: an unlined medium sized notebook that…

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A Child’s Introduction to Mammals of Maine

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ME United States + Google Map
FREE

A variety of pelts will be available for children to see, touch, and smell.  Through a series of physically active simulations we will become acquainted with animal habitats and needs for food, water, shelter, and space.  For example, during a variation of “tag” children will experience the predator-prey relationship and benefit to conserve natural environments. The activities are ideally suited for 6-10 year olds.  Special needs children welcome.  Teens and parents are encouraged to supervise during the games. Tomas Dundzila…

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LECTURE: Old Bucketnose- Icon of the North Woods

February 9 @ 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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FREE

On Saturday, February, 9, 2019, Lee Kantar, State Moose Biologist will discuss aspects of moose biology and management in Maine, highlighting some of the things that make moose so unique as well as research currently underway in Maine which has one of the highest concentrations of moose in the lower 48 states. This program  is free and open to the public from 7:00 - to 8:00 PM in Moore Auditorium. No registration required.

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Felt Bead Workshop

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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$20.00

Felt beads are an easy and enjoyable way to make colorful, elegant, lightweight jewelry. Using all natural roving wool, learn how to create a felted ball “bead". The finished products can then be strung to make a necklace or bracelet that will surely make a statement.  $20. per person.  Bring suitable scissors for yarn or sewing, additional stringing beads if desired and a smock or clothes that can get wet. To register call 207-288-1356.   This program is part of…

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Brown Bag: Owls of Maine

February 21 @ 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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FREE

A great program for young and old! Join us for this Brown Bag lunch, Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 12 noon. Three live owls are the highlights of this program, which introduces participants to the owls native to Maine and New England. Beginning with slides and sounds, participants will learn the identifying characteristics and calls of each owl.  Then, using talons, wings, and skulls, we explore the adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. This program ends with an intimate and…

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April 2019

BROWN BAG: Data to Action: A Secondary School-Based Citizen Science Project to Address Arsenic Contamination of Well Water

April 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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FREE

Jane Disney, Director of Education and Senior Staff Scientist for MDI Biological Laboratory presents this Brown Bag, Thursday, April 18, 2019. The goal of the project, "Data to Action: A Secondary School-Based Citizen Science Project to Address Arsenic Contamination of Well Water," is to "create and pilot a national model of STEM education that engages students as citizen scientists and provides them with tools, skills and resources to make sense of data so that their results can inform actions at…

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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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FREE

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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September 2019

Cruising Along the Milky Way

September 25 @ 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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FREE

This presentation, beginning indoors, will help you to understand the dimensions of our galaxy, how it was formed, and our location in it. You will learn how recognize several prominent constellation and to find spectacular Milk Way objects—star cluster, glowing nebulae, and more--with binoculars or a modest telescope. If the weather is dry and clear the program will have an outdoor component. As darkness falls over the Schoodic Peninsula, the Milky Way arches across the sky from horizon to horizon.…

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