Climate Change

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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January 13, 2022

2022 Acadia Winter Festival

Update: Friday’s events have been cancelled due to a winter storm watch. WINTER HARBOR – Schoodic Institute at Acadia National […]

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A view upstream along the Maple Spring Trail. A black rope with yellow caution tape is strung from a tree across the trail with signs indicating closure due to storm damage.
November 23, 2021

Climate change means difficult decisions in Acadia

by Catherine Schmitt Early in the morning on Wednesday, June 9, rain began to fall. It had been hot, and […]

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