History

An array of 24 moth images
July 22, 2021

The changing – and unchanging – moths of Acadia

by Catherine Schmitt | cover image by David Manski This week is National Moth Week. At Schoodic Institute, we’ve been […]

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July 19, 2021

Schoodic Institute Intern Talk Series

by Hannah Webber Summertime flies! Over the next few weeks, our interns will be wrapping up their projects and sharing […]

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June 4, 2021

Birding for science on National Trails Day

story + photos by Catherine Schmitt There is a long history of people watching and listening to birds on Mount […]

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May 20, 2021

Getting to know Acadia’s bees

by Catherine Schmitt On May 18, 1927, William Procter encountered a bumble bee, trapped and preserved it, and added the […]

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May 17, 2021

Science in the invisible present

by Nick Fisichelli Reading stories on our website or following our social media posts may have you wondering, Why is […]

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May 14, 2021

A new season of science and wonder

  This year, as part of the Landscape of Change project, we need everyone’s help documenting birds and pollinators (butterflies, […]

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May 7, 2021

Revisiting history on World Migratory Bird Day

In the 1880s, the student naturalists of the Champlain Society surveyed the birds of Mount Desert Island during summer camping […]

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April 19, 2021

Landscape of Change

For centuries, the diverse ecosystems of Mount Desert Island have provided an ideal setting for learning about the natural world […]

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April 12, 2021

Working together to protect a changing Acadia

THIS PLACE is a mosaic of diverse landscapes and varied topography and climate, a unique mix of ocean islands and […]

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April 1, 2021

2021 Citizen Science Month Challenge

This year for Citizen Science Month, we are renewing our charge to residents and visitors in the Downeast & Acadia […]

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