Citizen Science

close up of a bumble bee on the center of a flower
May 20, 2020

Small Reflections on World Bee Day

by Catherine Schmitt; photo by David Manski Natural stories are for everyone, and we need everyone to help create them. […]

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May 1, 2020

Spring 2020 Citizen Science Challenge

On Friday, March 20, the first day of spring, we launched a six-week challenge to Hancock County residents: contribute observations […]

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Seaside irises in a pocket wetland along the Schoodic shoreline
April 16, 2020

A day in the field with Earthwatch

Photo essay by Paola Vazquez-Gomez, July 2019 As our first Earthwatch team of the season laid out transects for cross-system […]

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February 25, 2020

A new handbook for citizen science in ecology and conservation

Handbook of Citizen Science in Ecology and Conservation, which will be released in May, is the first practical and comprehensive […]

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Individual rockweeds attached to rocks spread on the floor
February 6, 2020

Answering the question, How much rockweed is there in Maine?

by Hannah Webber On January 28 we assembled a group of people from industry, management, conservation, research, and citizen science […]

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January 16, 2020

Schoodic Institute Education Update

by Sarah Hooper and Bill Zoellick It’s a new year! In this issue, we bring you up to date on […]

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January 7, 2020

Gratitude at Year’s Beginning

At the the start of the new year, we look back on the work of our ecology technicians and interns, […]

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a group of waxwings on pavement with snow in background
December 9, 2019

Schoodic Institute hosts annual Christmas Bird Count

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park invites birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running community science survey, the annual Audubon Christmas […]

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black and white hairy caterpillar on leaves
October 3, 2019

Counting Caterpillars at Schoodic Point

By Andrew Zachman, General Ecology Technician This time of year, caterpillars can be found crawling across roadways, chewing on the […]

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three students take notes while a teacher gives instructions
September 26, 2019

Students on the flat: Community shellfish investigation update

by Bill Zoellick, Education Researcher Emeritus and Sarah Hooper, Education Specialist In the next week or two, middle school science […]

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