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Dark-eyed junco sits on snow covered ground.
January 25, 2023

On nuthatches and other birds in winter

by Seth Benz and Kyle Lima For most ordinary humans, the start of a new year is generally met with […]

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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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Crew of three researchers use a quadrant to study plant growth on mountaintop, with ocean view and blue sky in the background.
January 13, 2023

Jobs, internships, and fellowships for early career scientists, educators, and communicators in Acadia and beyond

Advertisement and application timelines vary; links will be updated here as appropriate. Many of these opportunities were discussed in a […]

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Photo of close-up green leaves in foreground, and blurred greenery in background with sunlight sparking through.
January 5, 2023

Dr. Michael Soukup Honored With George Hartzog Award

from National Parks Traveler The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks has honored Dr. Michael Soukup with its George Hartzog […]

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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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Gordon Thomas Ward photo at right with green background.
November 16, 2022

2022 GivingTuesday Concert to Support Schoodic Institute

Join us in-person or virtually on November 29th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm (Refreshments available at 5:00pm) for a special happy […]

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Deb Priest stands in a wooded area off the Alder Trail. She’s reaching with her right hand towards an Acadia National Park research tag attached to a tree and looking off to her right. She is wearing an orange shirt, green hat, and red and orange flannel. The tree in the foreground is ripe with berries and the leaves are turning orange and red.
November 10, 2022

The “Bug Lady” of Schoodic Point

Story + photos by Olivia Milloway From May through the end of September, Deb Priest searches for caterpillars. Just off […]

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Close up view of a bumblebee
November 7, 2022

Schoodic Signals: Bumble Bees

by Jess Moskowitz Bees! They are some of nature’s hardest workers, facilitating pollination for the majority of flowering plants around […]

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November 1, 2022

42 million birds and counting

by Seth Benz The migration of birds along the Downeast coast of Maine is spectacular. According to Birdcast, a collaborative […]

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