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2022 Acadia National Park Science Symposium

October 19, 2022 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

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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. The theme of this year’s in-person daylong symposium is “Research in Acadia: Then & Now,” featuring the work of scientists who have re-visited and repeated historic studies in and around Acadia.

Sessions will include Bass Harbor Head and coastal forests; Otter Cliffs, Schoodic Peninsula, and the intertidal; Frenchman Bay’s marine ecology, and two poster sessions. Additionally, there will be a pre-symposium evening lecture on Tuesday, October 18th at 7pm: Climate Change, Fall Foliage, and Leaf Peepers in Acadia National Park with Dr. Stephanie Spera. This lecture will take place at Schoodic Institute and online via Zoom.

Symposium speakers:

Bass Harbor Head and coastal forests
Bik Wheeler, NPS, Acadia National Park
Jay Wason, University of Maine
John Daigle, University of Maine

Otter Cliffs, Schoodic Peninsula, and the intertidal
Seth Benz, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Chris Petersen, College of the Atlantic
Hannah Webber, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Durlin Lunt, Town of Mount Desert

Frenchman Bay’s marine ecology
Michelle LaVigne, Bowdoin College
Lauren Ross, University of Maine
Chris Sockalexis, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Penobscot Nation

Registration for in-person attendance has now closed. Registration for virtual attendance will remain open until October 17, 2022. Thank you.

If you plan to attend Tuesday evening’s lecture with Dr. Stephanie Spera, please register separately here.


COVID-19 Prevention text, overlaid on the outline of the state of MaineSchoodic Institute is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff and guests. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are closely adhering to the guidance and best practices set by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Maine CDC. Please visit https://www.maine.gov/covid19/ for the latest guidance and Acadia National Park’s website for information on park status and services.


October 19, 2022
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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