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    Acadia

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    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Animals of Acadia - Teacher Resources

Various habitats and animals are explored in the park on this fourth-grade program. Emphasis is placed on understanding animal adaptations and endangered species by studying Acadia's beavers and peregrine falcons.

Educator's Guide (pdf - 377kb) - Images are low resolution to reduce file size.

Maine State Learning Results


All items are available from the Educator's Resource Library unless otherwise indicated with a *.

General Bibliography

Long, Kim. Beavers, A Wildlife Handbook. Boulder, CO: Johnson Books, 2000.

Strong, Paul. Where Waters Run Beavers. Minnetonka, MN: Northwood Press, 1997.

Teacher Literature

Braus, Judy, ed. Nature Scope - Amazing Mammals, Part I. Washington, DC: National Wildlife Federation, 1988.

Braus, Judy, ed. Nature Scope - Amazing Mammals, Part II. Washington, DC: National Wildlife Federation, 1988.

MacDonald, Sharon. The Earth's Habitats. USA: Simon and Schuster Education Group, 1993.

Tomikel, John. The Nature of Things: Animals and Habitats. Elgin, PA: Allegheny Press, 1983.

Wexo, John Bonnett. Zoobooks - Endangered Animals. San Diego, CA: Wildlife Educators, Ltd., 1993.

Student Literature

Alden, Peter. Peterson First Guides - Mammals. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1987.

Brady, Irene. Beaver Year. USA: Nature Works, 1987.

Buck, Margaret Waring. Where They Go in Winter. Nashville,TN: Abingdon Press, 1968.

Burnie, David. Eyewitness Explorers: Mammals. New York, NY: Doring Kindersley, Inc., 1993.

Burton, Maurice. The Life of Birds. New York, NY: Golden Press, 1972.

Field, Nancy and Sally Machlis. Discovering Endangered Species. Corallis, OR: Dog - Eared Publications, 1990.

Fourie, Denise K. Hawks, Owls, and other Birds of Prey. New Jersey: Silver Burdett Press, 1995.

Green, John. Birds of Prey: Coloring Book. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1989.

Jessar, Jenny. Our Living World: Mammals. Woodbridge, CT: Blackbirch Press, 1993.

Mills, Enos A. In a Beaver World. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1913/1990.

Pope, Joyce. Animal Journeys. United States: Troll Associates, 1994.

Pope, Joyce. Animal Homes. United States: Troll Associates, 1994.

Wallace, Karen. Think of a Beaver. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1993.

Wexo, John Bonnett. Zoobooks - Birds of Prey. San Diego, CA: Wildlife Educators, Ltd., 1991.

Wexo, John Bonnett. Zoobooks - Endangered Animals. San Diego, CA: Wildlife Educators, Ltd., 1993.

Did You Know?

Cobblestone Bridge, faced with rounded cobblestones, has a stream running underneath.

The historic carriage road system at Acadia National Park features 17 stone-faced bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. The design of each bridge, such as Cobblestone Bridge, is unique.