Tag Archives: research

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 […]

Sea Watch (Migration Monitoring) Schoodic Point

Saturday through Wednesday, from Sunrise to 9am, Sept 8th through Nov. 15 th. DROP IN! – weather permitting. Migrating water birds: loons, cormorants, seaducks and more can be seen daily at Schoodic Point. The birds are identified and counted by Migration Monitor Field Technician, Earl Johnson. Sea Watch is open to the public. Bring your […]

Hawk Watch Season Begins in Acadia

  Birds are on the move across the continent. Shorebirds, songbirds, waders, most are migrating from northerly breeding grounds toward life-sustaining food resources where birds will spend winter some distances to the south.  Birds of prey are also on the move as evidenced by today’s tally atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. This is […]

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. […]

Jonathan White Talk and Book Signing- “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean”

In “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean,” writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. “Tides” is the result of White’s twenty-year quest to better understand both the science behind tides and how they impact man-kind. Join White for an author […]

The Drunken Monkey: Is alcoholism in modern humans an evolutionary hangover?

Schoodic Institute invites the public to a public presentation by Dr. Robert Dudley, Professor and Chair, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. The program begins at 7:00 PM on Monday, August 6, 2018 in Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus. No registration is required. Alcohol (i.e., ethanol) obligately derives from the fermentation of […]

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 […]