2018 Acadia National Park Science Symposium

Join College of the Atlantic, Acadia National Park, and Schoodic Institute

for the 2018 Acadia National Park Science Symposium

Saturday, October 20th – 8:45-4:30

Hosted by College of the Atlantic • October 20th, 2018



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 students in science education and research at Acadia National Park

Managing Success: Using science to preserve resources and protect visitor experience at Acadia National Park

Science informing a second century of stewardship in national parks

Poster sessions open to anyone doing research in the region


Registration Deadline – If you would like to present a poster or simply attend the Acadia National Park Science Symposium register HERE. Registration closes October 2nd. There will be no late registrations.


Venue – This event will take place at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. Please note: there will be no on-site housing available–attendees that need housing will need to make their own arrangements.


Posters – Participants are invited to present posters describing their research at the Acadia National Park Science Symposium. We welcome and encourage posters from a wide range of disciplines, including natural sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. Please note that the title, authors, and abstract must be included in your registration.


Poster guidelines – Our stands can accommodate posters up to 41 inches wide and 41 inches tall. We can accommodate a limited number of audio-visual equipment associated with posters. Please note this on your registration. We will provide pins for mounting posters at the symposium.


Meals – Lunch and snacks are included in the registration fee.


Questions – For more information, contact Emma Albee at ealbee@schoodicinstitute.org.


Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Schoodic Institute promotes scientific literacy and environmental stewardship through research and learning for all ages.

National Park Service, Acadia National Park

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic is premised on the belief that education should go beyond understanding the world as it is to enabling students to actively shape the future. A leader in experiential learning and environmental stewardship, COA was named the #1 Green College in the U.S. by The Princeton Review and the Sierra Club in 2016 and 2017. Every COA student designs their own major in human ecology—which integrates knowledge from across academic disciplines and seeks to understand and improve the relationships between humans and their natural, built, and social environments—and sets their own path toward a degree. Learn more at coa.edu.

Proceedings of the 2016 Acadia National Park Science Symposium are available here. Click HERE to view and download up to 45 research projects describing results and plans for research in a range of disciplines, including natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

See videos of 2014 presentations here here along with other proceedings from 2011, 2012, and 2014.

Contact Us


We welcome you to email us at: info@SchoodicInstitute.org