Climate Change

Headshot of Ira Flatow, renowned science communicator and public radio host. From a side-profile view, he is shown holding a microphone against a golden backdrop.
June 30, 2023

Science Friday host to speak in Acadia on July 24, 2023

Winter Harbor, Maine – On Monday, July 24th, Schoodic Institute will host their annual Goldstein Lecture to convene and inspire […]

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Under a clear blue sky, a line of people hike along a mountain summit trail in Acadia National Park.
June 19, 2023

How to Save a Summit

story + photos by Catherine Schmitt Emma Lanning stared at a roped-off rectangle on the top of Cadillac Mountain, as […]

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Shiny green meadow sedges and grasses stretch out into the distance with mountains on the horizon
February 2, 2023

The Meaning of a Meadow

story + photos by Catherine Schmitt Between the mountains of Acadia are valleys, where the last great glacier ground away […]

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Group of high school students walk across rocky beach on Mount Desert Island, with view of horizon and ocean in background. To the left, a school bus is parked beyond a rocky beach.
January 20, 2023

Imagining the Future Shore with MDI High School

by Catherine Schmitt This fall and winter, we worked with students in Mount Desert Island High School’s Honors Environmental Science […]

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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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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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Rocks and trees on the summit of Cadillac on a foggy day.
July 1, 2022

Restoring the summit: 2022 update

story + photos by Catherine Schmitt The long-running effort to restore the summits of Cadillac and other mountains continues. Decades […]

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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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