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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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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

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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$20

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

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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Read the Night Sky

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wright Hall, Room 114, 9 Atterbury Circle, Wright Hall Room 110
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 share the many resources available to continue your sky observations. After the classroom session we will go outside to view the early fall skies in Eastern Maine. Saturn and Jupiter are visible in…

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