Citizen Science

Photo of close-up green leaves in foreground, and blurred greenery in background with sunlight sparking through.
January 5, 2023

Dr. Michael Soukup Honored With George Hartzog Award

from National Parks Traveler The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks has honored Dr. Michael Soukup with its George Hartzog […]

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American tree sparrow sits on branches, with pale blue sky background
December 30, 2022

New research shows dramatic declines in Acadia National Park winter bird populations

WINTER HARBOR, MAINE – Acadia National Park’s winter bird populations have declined by nearly half since 1971, according to a […]

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a high tide gets close to a roadway and floods the edge of a forest
November 21, 2022

Watching the tide and measuring the rising sea

by Catherine Schmitt Tides are highest (and lowest) during full and new moons, when the moon and sun – and […]

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Deb Priest stands in a wooded area off the Alder Trail. She’s reaching with her right hand towards an Acadia National Park research tag attached to a tree and looking off to her right. She is wearing an orange shirt, green hat, and red and orange flannel. The tree in the foreground is ripe with berries and the leaves are turning orange and red.
November 10, 2022

The “Bug Lady” of Schoodic Point

Story + photos by Olivia Milloway From May through the end of September, Deb Priest searches for caterpillars. Just off […]

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Close up view of a bumblebee
November 7, 2022

Schoodic Signals: Bumble Bees

by Jess Moskowitz Bees! They are some of nature’s hardest workers, facilitating pollination for the majority of flowering plants around […]

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Chickadees perch on the tips of spruce tree branches, silhouetted against a pale blue sky
October 17, 2022

A banditry of chickadees

story + photos by Seth Benz A black-capped chickadee “irruption” is most noteworthy among the usual migrating birds counted at […]

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September 30, 2022

Sharp-shinned Rascals

In the September nor-westers also fly Hawks, sometimes in veritable companies. Evil little sharp-shinned rascals flap and sail through the […]

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sunlight shines through dark red huckleberry shrubs in the foreground with jack pine forest and blue sky in the background
September 22, 2022

Fall is changing in Acadia

story + photos by Catherine Schmitt Some day not too long ago, the chitter of swifts and the ring of […]

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Olivia is interviewing Maya Peletier with her headphones and shotgun mic. The two are standing in a grassy area at Frazer Point with Mosquito Harbor in the background.
September 20, 2022

Getting to know the sounds and stories of Acadia

by Olivia Milloway Since coming to Acadia National Park at the beginning of the summer, my senses have yet to […]

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September 20, 2022

Visualizing citizen science data from national parks

by Kyle Lima Schoodic Institute is creating a new way to analyze and visualize citizen science data on biological diversity […]

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