February 28, 2024

Getting Closer To Managing Rockweed As An Ecosystem

People harvest a variety of seaweed (macroalgae) species in Maine, including and especially rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum). Rockweed grows in abundance […]

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Alpine vegetation on the summit of a mountain in Acadia National Park as the sun rises.
February 1, 2024

Acadia’s Summit Restoration Project is Looking Up (and West)

by Chris Nadeau, Climate Change Adaptation Scientist I was astonished the first time I visited Cadillac Mountain, but not just […]

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A side-by-side comparison through the years of Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.
January 19, 2024

The Future (Sea Level) Is Here

by Catherine Schmitt, Science Communication Specialist This was not unexpected. We’ve been paying close attention to tides, and working with […]

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A member of Acadia National Park’s Vegetation Crew manages a browntail moth web.
January 11, 2024


A glimpse into non-native species management story + photos by Catherine Devine, 2023 Cathy and Jim Gero Acadia Early-Career Fellow […]

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Caroline Kanaskie conducting research among the pines.
January 8, 2024

Why I do what I do

by Caroline Kanaskie, Second Century Stewardship Fellow I am a Ph.D. student studying earth and environmental science at the University […]

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Detail view of barnacles clinging to a rock, surrounded by seaweed.
January 2, 2024

Do barnacles have brains? Rethinking scientific definitions

story + photos by Abigail Bar, Schoodic Institute Ecology Technician Throughout the field season I have been studying rockweed (a […]

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A group of birders stand at Schoodic Point with binoculars pointed to the sky in search of migrating birds.
December 20, 2023

Hands-on Participatory Science Workshop Offered March 4-6

by Hannah Webber Participatory sciences are advancing research, learning, and action across science fields. Sometimes called citizen or community science, […]

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Graphic illustration of the Sea to Trees podcast cover artwork, featuring a cool-toned color palette and drawing of a Maine cove at low tide.
December 20, 2023

Sea to Trees: Season 2, Episode 3

story + photos by Catherine Devine, Cathy and Jim Gero Acadia Early-Career Fellow Sea to Trees is a podcast that […]

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View of the horizon from Schoodic Point.
December 15, 2023

Sea Watch Update

by Seth Benz, Director of Bird Ecology; photos by Catherine Schmitt, Science Communication Specialist 2023 is the eighth full season […]

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Brooke Goodman presents to a crowded room at a youth in ornithology conference.
December 14, 2023

Speaking to youth in ornithology

story + photos by Brooke Goodman, Cathy and Jim Gero Acadia Early-Career Fellow On November 4th, 2023, I delivered the […]

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