Tag Archives: Acadia science

Sierra Magazine Reports on Schoodic Institute Forest Research

  “We are working with forests at Schoodic Institute to understand how climate change will affect trees, and what measures we can take to foster healthy forests in the future,” said Schoodic Institute’s Director of Science, Dr. Nick Fisichelli in response to a recent story by Madeline Ostrander of Sierra Magazine. The article published this […]

Institute Staff and Techs Attend 2018 ANP Science Symposium

  The Acadia National Park Science Symposium was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Over 100 people attended the event held at The College of the Atlantic – many being students with an interest in research and science in Acadia National Park. Schoodic Institute staff and field technicians were attendees and presenters. Diana Gurvich (pictured below) […]

2018 Acadia National Park Science Symposium

Save the date and join us for the annual Acadia National Park Science Symposium on Saturday, October 20th, 8:45-4:30! The symposium will provide a forum to hear about science taking place in the region and to interact and build collaborations with scientists, students, park staff, and others working in a range of fields. Sessions include:Engaging […]

Read the Night Sky

Thank you – This event is NOW FULL 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 […]

The Acadia Bug Project

Citizen scientists conducting real scientific research in Acadia National Park We need your help with scientific research about the bugs that live in Acadia! We want to learn how the number and types of insects in Acadia changes over the summer. We need to know this to understand the role different insects play as food […]

Forest Ecology Field Techs Get to Work

  Forest ecology field interns have had a busy two weeks since arriving for the summer. Catch up with some of their work, and see a few observations made along the way! Techs stumbled upon a juvenile eastern newt, or red eft as they are aptly named, while completing their plant phenology trail through the […]

Second Century Stewardship Names 2018 Fellows to Conduct Research in Acadia National Park

  Two scientists have been awarded fellowships to conduct research in Acadia National Park as part of Second Century Stewardship, an initiative of the National Park Service and Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. Second Century Stewardship was launched in 2016 upon the centennial of the National Park Service to provide top-quality science research for […]

Schoodic Getaway 2018 Acadia Senior College

Guest Blog: By Ann Caswell   On March 4th, Acadia Senior College members gathered at Schoodic Education and Research Center for our third annual Schoodic Getaway. After a hearty and tasty lunch, we headed out on a guided photography walk. Photographer Bob Thayer had been hoping for some snow, so we could hone our winter […]

Brown Bag: Maritime pine communities of Acadia National Park

Two ecologically similar pine species form mid successional communities on ledge outcrops in ANP. Pitch pine dominates communities on Mount Desert Island, while jack pine dominates those on the Schoodic Peninsula. Over two decades of research suggests that their disjunct distribution is due to microclimatic differences between these locations and their ecophysiological adaptations. On Thursday, […]

Second Century Stewardship Fellow: Request for proposals

The partners of the Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks initiative announce the availability of Research Fellowships to support research in Acadia National Park. Second Century Stewardship—a collaboration among the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, and the National Park Service (NPS)—seeks to advance conservation and ecosystem science and provide information […]