History

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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January 29, 2021

A brief investigation into Acadia’s foggy history

by Tessa Houston I spent summers at my grandparents’ house on Southport Island. I remember waking up and seeing a […]

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January 26, 2021

Acadia’s Science Legacy

Acadia National Park has a rich history of science, perhaps the most extensive legacy of study among early national parks. […]

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August 31, 2020

Author Colin Woodard to speak on “The Lobster Coast”

Maine has been Wabanaki homeland for many thousands of years, a colony for 170 years, and a state for 200 […]

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June 19, 2020

Past fragments, present attention, and future justice

by Nick Fisichelli When I come into the office (not as often these days due to coronavirus restrictions), I sometimes […]

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close up of a bumble bee on the center of a flower
May 20, 2020

Small Reflections on World Bee Day

by Catherine Schmitt; photo by David Manski Natural stories are for everyone, and we need everyone to help create them. […]

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