A group of scientists, researchers, and volunteers help to plant tree seedlings on the Schoodic Institute campus.
July 17, 2023

Extreme Trees – how do you manage the future forest?

by Catherine Devine, photos by Catherine Schmitt Stretching from Maine through New York, the Northern Forest is home to 2.3 […]

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Group photo of Schoodic Institute's early career crew (six people stand in the back row, with four kneeling in the front row).
July 14, 2023

Welcome, 2023 ECP Crew

by Shannon O’Brien This summer, 14 new people arrived on campus to live and work in coastal Maine. The interns, […]

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Coastal vegetation
July 7, 2023

Creating a spectral library of coastal vegetation

The Maine coast is more than mineral rock and sand. There is vegetation here, too: rockweeds and other algae, seagrass, […]

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Headshot of Ira Flatow, renowned science communicator and public radio host. From a side-profile view, he is shown holding a microphone against a golden backdrop.
June 30, 2023

Science Friday host to speak in Acadia on July 24, 2023

Winter Harbor, Maine – On Monday, July 24th, Schoodic Institute will host their annual Goldstein Lecture to convene and inspire […]

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Close-up profile view of a wild turkey.
June 29, 2023

Wild turkeys on the rise

by Seth Benz + Kyle Lima If you’ve spent any time in Maine within the last decade, there’s a very […]

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Under a clear blue sky, a line of people hike along a mountain summit trail in Acadia National Park.
June 19, 2023

How to Save a Summit

story + photos by Catherine Schmitt Emma Lanning stared at a roped-off rectangle on the top of Cadillac Mountain, as […]

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An adult Azure Darner dragonfly at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Citizen scientists across the country are at work on a project to measure mercury in dragonflies/NPS
June 14, 2023

Dragonflies: The Canaries For Mercury In National Parks

from National Parks Traveler; written by Catherine Schmitt Editor’s note: Back in 2009 the University of Maine and the Schoodic […]

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cardboard stencil of three wavy lines. the top line mirrors the profile of Mount Desert Island
June 9, 2023

Coast Lines

by Catherine Schmitt Since 2019, we have been monitoring the effects of sea level rise on Mount Desert Island. We […]

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The 2021 Schoodic Notes volunteer group stand together with arms linked, smiling at the camera, with the forest shown behind them.
May 18, 2023

Volunteer Opportunity: Record Bird Sounds in Acadia!

Are you interested in recording bird sounds in Acadia National Park? Join Schoodic Notes: Bird Sounds of Acadia’s Laura Sebastianelli […]

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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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