Climate Change

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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August 12, 2022

What a climate station can teach us about Acadian forests

by Olivia Milloway In July of 2021, a group of teachers from Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire traded in their […]

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July 11, 2022

National Park Service Director, Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III, to speak in Acadia on July 26, 2022

Winter Harbor – On July 26th, 2022 Schoodic Institute will host our annual Goldstein Lecture to convene and inspire on […]

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June 6, 2022

Landscape of change: Year one results

by Catherine Schmitt, Kyle Lima, Seth Benz, and Peter Nelson Launched on April 19, 2021, Landscape of Change is a […]

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May 29, 2022

Schoodic Signals: Jack Pine

by Catherine Schmitt Do you know the Jack Pine? The southernmost Jack Pine woodlands can be found in Acadia National […]

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May 22, 2022

Schoodic Signals of Biodiversity

by Shannon O’Brien and Catherine Schmitt Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity. Here on the Schoodic Peninsula, we […]

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a chart showing an increase in average temperature in Acadia from 42 to 46 degrees, with future increases to 48 or 54 degrees depending on decisions about emission reductions
April 21, 2022

Our Changing National Parks

As our climate changes, national parks are changing, too. Since the National Park Service was created in 1916, all but […]

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March 16, 2022

Sand Beach in Winter

story + photos by Catherine Schmitt Snow covers the sand dune, except for the blond tips of beach grass which […]

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March 14, 2022

Five Years of Crowdsourcing Biodiversity Data

by Seth Benz At Schoodic Institute, we believe that science is for everyone, and that everyone can contribute to science. […]

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View of the tundra. Bare rock and crusting lichen and plants in foreground with evergreens and omnous cloudy sky in background.
February 3, 2022

Sensing Change in the Tundra

Schoodic Institute Press Release Encircling the polar region of the northern hemisphere, the Arctic tundra is home to numerous Indigenous […]

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