Citizen Science

Three different patterned moths on a white sheet
July 27, 2020

Acadia’s “Moth Man”

Since 2016, Frank Distefano aka “Moth Man” has documented moths with photography, contributing the images to a global database of […]

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July 27, 2020

Schoodic Summer Shorts

Our science continues, despite many challenges brought on by a global pandemic. Because so many campus events had to be […]

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July 9, 2020

The 2020 field season is underway

The field season has begun! The Schoodic Institute Science & Education team welcomed two ecology technicians who started work on […]

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July 7, 2020

New research publication on the Dragonfly Mercury Project

The foundational work on the Dragonfly Mercury Project was published today in the journal, Environmental Science & Technology, “A national-scale […]

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June 10, 2020

Living on warbler time

Comparing 2020 warbler arrivals with historic spring arrival dates on the Schoodic Peninsula gleaned from eBird checklists by Seth Benz, […]

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June 3, 2020

Community Questions, Student Answers

by Sarah Hooper and Bill Zoellick During the 2019-20 school year, students from the Pathways Program at Sumner Memorial High […]

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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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