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Attention is the beginning of devotion.

      ~Mary Oliver

The power of one builds a community of change

Citizen scientists in the woods

One scientist

Paola Vasquez Gomez, one of our next generation scientists, helps a diversity of learners document shifts in the timing of bird migration and the emergence of their fruit and insect food sources in Acadia National Park.

Five smiling muddy students holding a quadrat frame

One student

Roy Whalen (back row right), a senior in the Sumner Memorial High School Pathways Program, participated in the Community Shellfish Investigations. He helped present clam research discoveries to the Gouldsboro Shellfish Committee. Now, he and fellow high school students engage and mentor middle school students in studying clam flats.

Photo credit: Nicole Chan

One supporter

Navy veteran Carmino DeBiasio, age 92, trained at the Winter Harbor Navy base. Every year, he sends us $3, a gift modest in size but remarkable for his devotion to this place. Gifts large and small are critical to the urgent and necessary work of understanding our rapidly changing environment.

Please consider a donation because the work is urgent and depends on your support.

The challenges to our intricately bound ecosystems require our attention, our devotion.

Thank you for your contribution today!

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