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2024 Acadia National Park Science Symposium

October 10 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Three-image collage featuring (from left to right): A researcher hikes along a mountain trail in Acadia Nation Park at sunrise; Three ecology technicians measure and weigh seaweed at low tide; and two ecology technicians hike through a meadow wetland on a bright, blue-sky day. Overlaid is text that reads: 2024 Acadia National Park Science Symposium.

Join us on Thursday, October 10 from 8:45am – 4:00pm (in-person at Schoodic Institute or online via Zoom) for a full day of symposium events, including speaker sessions, networking opportunities, poster sessions, and lunch at Schooner Commons.

Hosted by Schoodic Institute and the National Park Service, the Acadia National Park Science Symposium provides a forum to learn about science taking place in the region and to interact and build collaborations with scientists, educators, students, park staff, and others working in a range of fields. You can learn more about the science symposium here.

The theme of this year’s symposium is 25 Years of Impactful Research in Acadia National Park. The symposium will highlight some of the most influential science, science communication, and education that has happened in Acadia National Park since the start of the Research Learning Center (RLC) 25 years ago. In 2000, the National Park Service began working with community members to create an RLC on the campus of the former Navy Base in Winter Harbor. The goal of Schoodic Institute (Acadia’s Research Learning Center) is to help grow science in national parks and better connect science with management, education, and communication. Since the establishment of Schoodic Institute, the amount of annual research in the park has increased more than threefold. This year’s science symposium will highlight some of the most influential examples of research, education, and communication that has happened over that time.

The symposium will take place in-person at Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Institute campus (Winter Harbor, ME) and online via Zoom. This virtual option is open to speakers and attendees alike. Please note that there will be overnight accommodations available. Lunch will be included in registration.

Stay tuned – registration will open soon!


October 10
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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