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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

Former Chief and modern day cultural activist of the Penobscot Nation shares his story and the Life and Traditions of the Wabanaki

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Penobscot & Wabanaki "Farming and Balance With Nature" Barry Dana of the Penobscot Nation begins this informative presentation on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 with an introduction to the Wabanaki...past and present. The remainder of the session will include a Q and A session for the audience to engage in discussion to better help in understanding today's native values and issues. Join us for this public presentation at 7:00 PM in Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus. No registration is required.

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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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August 2019

Brown Bag: Blueberries and Bees

August 16 @ 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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Both native and honey bees are critical for wild blueberry production. On Thursday, August 16, 2019 at 12 noon, Lily Calderwood, PhD, Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist and Assistant Professor of Horticulture, University of Maine will talk about the role of pollinators in the wild blueberry ecosystem. Learn how to distinguish a honey bee from a native bee, and how to conduct your own bee counts in the field or garden. No registration necessary. Meets in Moore Auditorium on the Institute…

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It’s a big universe. Where do we fit in?

August 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 3, 2019

Wright Hall, Room 114, 9 Atterbury Circle, Wright Hall Room 110
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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$20

Since ancient times, people have looked to the sun, moon, and stars, asking the questions, How big is the cosmos? How do I fit in? In this image-enhanced presentation, astronomy volunteer Richard Luecke will describe how people have answered these questions, how the answers have changed over the centuries, and how they continue to change. Luecke will guide a 50-minute journey through the solar system into our home galaxy, the Milky Way, and beyond to the edge of the visible…

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Stars over Schoodic

August 22 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on August 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Wright Hall Room 114, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, 04693 United States
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As darkness falls over the Schoodic Peninsula, the Milky Way arches across the sky from horizon to horizon. Suspended within its pale glow are late summer's most prominent constellations. Guided by astronomy volunteer Richard Luecke, take a tour along this river of starlight, through Perseus and Cassiopeia in the northeast, to Cygnus the Swan hovering overhead, and down through Aquila, Zeus's pet eagle. Each has a story to tell. The journey will end in the constellation Sagittarius, which marks the…

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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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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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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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