A Project ASCO participant throws a quadrant into the air haphazardly to help with measuring the amount of rockweed in a certain area. The ocean is shown in the background, under a blue sky.
May 9, 2023

The ‘Us’ in Ecosystem

by Maya Pelletier This is a story about Maine’s rocky intertidal ecosystem. An ecosystem is a complex network of living […]

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View of plant restoration work near summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. The treeline is shown in the background beneath a bright sky scattered with billowy clouds.
April 20, 2023

Research permits in Acadia National Park

by Emma Albee and Abe Miller-Rushing; photo by Catherine Schmitt Every year, scientists conduct around 85 research projects in Acadia […]

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Two people stand in a rocky stream bed.
March 15, 2023

Acadia Science Year in Review

by Emma Albee and Abe Miller-Rushing Another busy year of science in Acadia National Park in the books! Researchers worked […]

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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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American tree sparrow sits on branches, with pale blue sky background
December 30, 2022

New research shows dramatic declines in Acadia National Park winter bird populations

WINTER HARBOR, MAINE – Acadia National Park’s winter bird populations have declined by nearly half since 1971, according to a […]

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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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A person wearing a baseball cap, plaid flannel shirt, and backpack leans on a rock and looks out across land and sea.
October 17, 2022

Dr. Chris Nadeau joins Schoodic Institute

WINTER HARBOR, MAINE – Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Chris Nadeau […]

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September 20, 2022

Visualizing citizen science data from national parks

by Kyle Lima Schoodic Institute is creating a new way to analyze and visualize citizen science data on biological diversity […]

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a group of about fifteen people sitting on rocky ledge looking through binoculars
September 16, 2022

Cadillac Mountain Hawk Watch has begun!

by Seth Benz Hawk Watch started in late August, and sharp-shinned hawks are on the move! We added 411 to […]

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collage of images of researchers in the field, including two on a lake in an inflatable raft, one coring a tree, two sitting at the edge of a lake, and one collecting insects in the woods
August 30, 2022

Proposals requested for 2023 research fellowships

The partners of Second Century Stewardship have announced the Request for Proposals for fellowships to support research in Acadia National […]

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