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Landscape of Change: Historic Acadia National Park
June 8, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Join Landscape of Change partners and Smithsonian Associates on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (via Zoom) to learn about how you can help document sea level rise.
For centuries, the coastal location and diverse landscape of Maine’s Acadia National Park – featuring mountain summits, rocky shores, and wooded valleys – have drawn Indigenous residents, explorers, settlers, and visitors in search of beauty and inspiration. The juxtaposition of landscape has created a unique region and a haven for scientists. Their centuries of written records, specimen collections, and oral histories have provided baselines for understanding environmental change on Mount Desert Island and beyond.
Schoodic Institute’s Science Communication Specialist Catherine Schmitt will share the story of science in Acadia, including how the records of university students helped inspire the conservation efforts which led to the formation of the national park, and how this legacy is helping scientists today document a rapidly changing world.
This presentation will take place online via Zoom. Registration required – click here to sign up today.