Citizen Science

Close-up view of lingonberry, an often seen companion on trails in Acadia and a hardy, evergreen shrub that thrives in cool, boreal environments.
May 13, 2024

Schoodic Signals: Lingonberry

story + photos by Trevor Grandin Adages from Shakespeare’s library of classical works are everywhere in the modern day. The […]

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May 10, 2024

Why celebrate insects on World Migratory Bird Day?

by Trevor Grandin World Migratory Bird Day marks the ceremonial return of birds to their respective regions during spring and […]

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A group of birders stand at Schoodic Point with binoculars pointed to the sky in search of migrating birds.
December 20, 2023

Hands-on Participatory Science Workshop Offered March 4-6

by Hannah Webber Participatory sciences are advancing research, learning, and action across science fields. Sometimes called citizen or community science, […]

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November 13, 2023

Exploring mushroom identification

story, images, and illustrations by Evelyn Dyer Maine experienced above-average rainfall this summer, which kept the days cooler than usual. […]

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Earthwatch volunteers prepare to collect data on the presence or absence of three-toothed cinquefoil and black crowberry.
October 23, 2023

5 Ways to Be a Great Citizen Scientist

by Abby Bar During this field season, I have spent many hours working alongside citizen scientists for a variety of […]

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Sunlight shines on several sundew leaves and moss.
August 29, 2023

In the den of sundew

story + photos by Ella Halbert This July, I found myself squashing through a bed of sphagnum moss in Schoodic […]

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a pink and yellow moth rests in a yellow flower
July 26, 2023

Moth Magic

story + photos by Catherine Schmitt It could be easy to mistake the insect for a flower, to mistake the […]

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Close-up profile view of a wild turkey.
June 29, 2023

Wild turkeys on the rise

by Seth Benz + Kyle Lima If you’ve spent any time in Maine within the last decade, there’s a very […]

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An adult Azure Darner dragonfly at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Citizen scientists across the country are at work on a project to measure mercury in dragonflies/NPS
June 14, 2023

Dragonflies: The Canaries For Mercury In National Parks

from National Parks Traveler; written by Catherine Schmitt Editor’s note: Back in 2009 the University of Maine and the Schoodic […]

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A Project ASCO participant throws a quadrant into the air haphazardly to help with measuring the amount of rockweed in a certain area. The ocean is shown in the background, under a blue sky.
May 9, 2023

The ‘Us’ in Ecosystem

by Maya Pelletier This is a story about Maine’s rocky intertidal ecosystem. An ecosystem is a complex network of living […]

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