park science

Puffins and Whales Workshop – July 27-28, 2018

Join naturalists from the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company and the Schoodic Institute Bird Ecology Program for a combination puffins and whales workshop. On Day 1, start off with a fresh Maine Lobster Bake followed by an evening presentation on the whales and seabirds of the Gulf of Maine. On Day 2 enjoy a boat

Citizen Science Training at Schoodic Institute

Millions of songbirds migrate south every fall along our coastline. They use stopovers to refuel on fruits and insects. As the climate changes temperatures are going up. And as things heat up fruits ripen and insects emerge earlier and earlier. But, birds are migrating south later and later. Are there be any fruits or insects

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

Genetics and Ecology of Diseases in Wild Birds

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Dr. Donald Dearborn of Bates College will present on Genetics and Ecology of Diseases in Wild Birds.   Bringing in some of his own research on the genetics of the avian immune system from Kent Island, he’ll discuss diseases that bird banders frequently encounter, such as pox, and Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis. It promises to be

The History of Maine Eiders and Islands in Art

On Friday, June 22, 2018 Brad Allen, a biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will present “The History of Maine Eiders and Islands in Art– 170 years (or so) of Research.”  Brad Allen is a life-long Mainer, leaving only to earn his Master’s at the University of Montana in 1985. He has been employed

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

Growth in Land-based Salmon Production: Key drivers, technology, and project update

Schoodic Institute invites the public to a presentation, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Joseph Hankins, Director of The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute will give a talk on land-based salmon aquaculture. The Freshwater Institute, located in West Virginia, is an internationally recognized research and consulting program focused on water reuse technology in food production. He will talk

National Junior Ranger Day

Celebrate spring with a field day full of free, family activities and events. National Jr. Ranger and International Bird Day are geared toward children ages 12 and under and accompanied by an adult. Rain or Shine! Begin the adventure at Eliot Hall on the Schoodic institute campus. Explore the forest and be a salamander sleuth,

Field Birding Trips – May 2018

Meet at and explore Frazer Point to witness the return of songbirds and warblers. There may be nothing quite as colorful and engaging when it comes to bird migration as these special weeks in May. Learn identification tips, discuss conservation issues, and have fun in pursuit of as many species as we can find. Join