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Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
207-288-1310 www.schoodicinstitute.org

April 2019

Citizen Science Day

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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April 13 is Citizen Science Day! Join us in learning about the world through meaningful participation in science while advancing research and monitoring of Acadia’s ecosystems. Schoodic Institute works with the National Park Service and other partners to provide citizen science opportunities in Acadia National Park, other public lands, backyards, and also regionally, nationally, and internationally. This year, we are celebrating citizen science with three separate training opportunities for studying birds, seasonal change, and biodiversity. The trainings are free, with…

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Owls of Maine

April 16 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Three live owls are the highlights of this program, which introduces participants to the owls native to Maine and New England. Beginning with slides and sounds, participants will learn the identifying characteristics and calls of each owl.  Then, using talons, wings, and skulls, we explore the adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. This program begins and ends with an intimate and detailed look at live owls, bringing these creatures of the night into the light! 12 Noon - 1:00 PM.…

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

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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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 education that engages students as citizen scientists and provides them with tools, skills and resources to make sense of data so that their results can…

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May 2019

Creative Translation: An Ocean Conversation with Artists and Authors

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Schoodic Institute invites the public to a panel discussion Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM in Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus. Schoodic Institute's Science Communication Specialist and author Catherine Schmitt will moderate the evening's presentation. Our panel includes author and artist Susan Shetterly, author of The Seaweed Chronicles; Malcolm Shick, author of Where Corals Lie; and Jennifer Booher, artist. All participants create work on translating ocean-related complex and fascinating stories/concepts. Guests will enjoy individual artist presentations, a panel discussion, and are…

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Brown Bag: Seaweed Farming in Maine

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Schoodic Institute invites the public to a Brown Bag by Sarah Redmond of Springtide Seaweed and The Maine Seaweed Exchange on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Maine is the "Seaweed State", home to a wide variety of beautiful and wondrous underwater sea plants. Learn how we are cultivating these amazing sea plants in underwater gardens, and how they are helping us, in turn, cultivate a new relationship with the ocean and the natural world. This Brown Bag begins at 12 Noon…

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July 2019

Unseen pollutants- microplastic in global aquatic environments

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Microplastic is a pervasive pollutant found in every habitat in the world. Learn about global microplastic distribution, where in may come from, how it is effecting our marine species, some of its potential environmental impacts and most importantly, what we can do about it. Schoodic Institute invites the public to join Abby Barrows for this free presentation on July 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM in Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus. Abby Barrows is a Marine Research Scientist. She has directed global microplastic…

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Brown Bag: Protecting and Preserving Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Threatened by the Emerald Ash Borer

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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How will the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer impact Wabanaki Basket-making traditions in the State of Maine?  Join us on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12 noon, for a presentation by Darren Ranco, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine and citizen/member of the Penobscot Nation to explore this topic.  He will discuss work that he and a team of research partners have been doing since 2009 to prepare for…

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August 2019

Creating a Healthy and Humane Future

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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To successfully address the challenges we face in the world, we must raise a generation of solutionaries, people with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to strategically and systemically solve problems in ways that do the most good and least harm to people, other species, and the environment. On August 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM, join Schoodic Institute and learn how to accomplish this goal as well as how to become a solutionary yourself. Program will be held in Moore Auditorium…

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Brown Bag: Blueberries and Bees

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Both native and honey bees are critical for wild blueberry production. On Thursday, August 16, 2019 at 12 noon, Lily Calderwood, PhD, Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist and Assistant Professor of Horticulture, University of Maine will talk about the role of pollinators in the wild blueberry ecosystem. Learn how to distinguish a honey bee from a native bee, and how to conduct your own bee counts in the field or garden. No registration necessary. Meets in Moore Auditorium on the Institute…

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September 2019

Does Evolutionary Psychology Provide Insight into Contemporary Landscape Preferences?

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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For all the fascinating landscape preference studies carried out over the last forty years, we have no robustly articulated model that explains why humans have such strong ties to certain aspects of nature. Mountains, sunsets, water and trees all have their own allure. The intention of this talk is to focus on individual tree form. The literature often confuses the discussion of individual trees with clusters of trees or woodland. Our goal is twofold: to isolate available research on individual tree form from research on woodland preferences…

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Cruising Along the Milky Way

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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This presentation, beginning indoors, will help you to understand the dimensions of our galaxy, how it was formed, and our location in it. You will learn how recognize several prominent constellation and to find spectacular Milk Way objects—star cluster, glowing nebulae, and more--with binoculars or a modest telescope. If the weather is dry and clear the program will have an outdoor component. As darkness falls over the Schoodic Peninsula, the Milky Way arches across the sky from horizon to horizon.…

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October 2019

The Wisdom of Clouds

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Learn to become a cloudspotter. Learn to read the sky. In this entertaining and revealing talk, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, will show you how to recognize distinctive cloud formations from the common Cumulus to the rare and fleeting ‘fluctus’ cloud. With stunning images sent in from around the world by members of the Cloud Appreciation Society, Gavin will demonstrate the value of engaging with the sky and show you why cloudspotting is the perfect antidote to the pressures of the…

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November 2019

Brown Bag: Birds, trees, and seaweed: What studying history might tell us about the future

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Dr.
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Long-term data are imperative to understanding the ecosystems of Acadia and how they are changing over time. On Thursday, November 21, 2019, the Schoodic Institute Science and Education team shares stories of historical studies from the sea, land, and air and their work at Schoodic Institute. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and help shape the Institute's future research. The free program begins  at 12 noon in Moore Auditorium. No registration is required.

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