The Science Information & Communication Program works with researchers to ensure that data about Acadia National Park’s natural and cultural resources are documented, archived, and accessible, while sharing stories of science past and present.

There is an incredible volume of scientific information and data about Acadia National Park dating back to the mid-1800s. Many of these documents are often difficult to find and access because they have not been adequately archived and are not available electronically. The Science Information Program works with the National Park Service to locate, organize, and digitize scientific publications and data documents and communicate stories about current and historical science for researchers and the public.

In collaboration with the Acadia National Park Science Coordinator, we review and manage National Park Service research permits, assisting scientists with the application, facilitating reviews, and ensuring that research protects park resources and minimizes impacts to visitors. We keep track of current research activity and help organize the annual Acadia Science Symposium.

We document the work of Second Century Stewardship fellows and the impact of their research on natural resource management and policy and provide science communication training to staff, students, and researchers.


List of 2021 research permits List of 2021 research publications


For more information, contact

Emma Albee, Science Information Specialist,

Abe Miller-Rushing, Science Coordinator for Acadia National Park,

Catherine Schmitt, Science Communication Specialist,