citizen science

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

Jane Disney, Director of Education and Senior Staff Scientist for MDI Biological Laboratory presents this Brown Bag, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12 noon. 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

Citizen Science Day

Citizen Science Day is a national event to highlight incredible discoveries made by volunteers of all ages, and provide opportunities to participate in science while advancing research and monitoring of Acadia’s plants and animals. There are several opportunities right here in Maine. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife launched the Maine Bird Atlas

Fifty years of counting birds on New Year’s Day

By Catherine Schmitt, Science Communication Specialist Two-thousand nineteen dawned gray and windy, after an overnight storm of snow, sleet and rain. At nine a.m. it was raining and 39 degrees at Schoodic Point. Northeast winds piled crashing pale-green waves against the rocks, throwing mist and spindrift into the air. In places the shore was covered

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

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)

Eighty Citizen Scientists Trained this Summer

  Over the course of two months we have trained over 80 citizen scientists from around the world on how to use Nature’s Notebook, iNaturalist, and eBird– three free fun and easy citizen science tools that anyone can use. We have citizen scientists helping us and our partners collect data on our Downeast Phenology Trail.