biodiversity

A successful season for the Downeast Phenology Trail

By Libby Orcutt, Senior Field Tech The conclusion of the 2018 season marked the end of the third year for the Downeast Phenology Trail (DPT). The Downeast Phenology Trail was created to help advance scientific research in Acadia National Park and throughout all of Downeast Maine while providing the opportunity to engage volunteer citizen scientists

Bird Tour: Winged Migration I

Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program also offers birding tours in partnership with the Maine Birding Trail.  Designed with Bob Duchesne, former Maine State legislator, natural history tour operator, and author of “The Maine Birding Trail,” these programs consist of 4 nights lodging, 5 days of field trips, food, van travel, a boat tour, and expert instructors.

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

Conservation of Native Bees in Maine

Schoodic Institute is pleased to offer this 4-part program to the public Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Dr. Alison Dibble, University of Maine has been studying native bees, off and on, for more than 25 years. She studies bees in Maine, Hawaii, and wherever she goes, including eastern Cuba. With colleagues, she recently published a new Maine

Bird Tour: Mountains to Sea I – Now Closed

Thank you – This tour is now full. Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program also offers birding tours in partnership with the Maine Birding Trail.  Designed with Bob Duchesne, former Maine State legislator, natural history tour operator, and author of “The Maine Birding Trail,” these programs consist of 4 nights lodging, 5 days of field trips, food,

A Great Day in the Mud: Seeing What is Possible

  By Bill Zoellick, Schoodic Institute Education Research Director On a recent Wednesday when we had a good, mid-day low tide, I was reminded why I do what I do. Eighteen sixth and seventh grade students from the Edna Drinkwater School in Northport joined me in setting up experimental plots on a clam flat that will allow them to