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    Acadia

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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

  • 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.

Teacher Workshops

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Featuring an overview of current research, teachers assist with monitoring programs and explore marine, forest, and wetland studies in the field.
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Upcoming Workshops

 
Teachers inspecting tidepools and taking notes while a ranger looks on.

Teachers investigate a tide pool while a ranger looks on.

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Taking Acadia's Pulse: Scientific Monitoring in National Parks
Join scientists and field naturalists for four and a half jam-packed days, and get a hands-on look at ecological monitoring in America's national parks. Based out of the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus (SERC) on the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park, this course includes opportunities to develop and share classroom resources, learn about Acadia's bio-inventory projects as a Citizen Scientist, monitor inter-tidal populations, phenology, and marine chemistry along Maine's rockbound coast, and more!

Date: July 7 - 11, 2014

Cost: $849 (course fee, meals, lodging, on-site transportation, course materials)

4.0 CEUs available

For information contact the Schoodic Education Office at e-mail us

To register go to: http://www.uevent.com/registration?code=ELKCDWOHIK

 
A group of teachers sits on Maine's jagged coast while a ranger explains the surrounding geology.

A group of teachers sits on Maine's jagged coast while a ranger explains the surrounding geology.

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Discovering National Park Science: Ecosystem Monitoring Field Trip
Join scientists and field naturalists for five days of exploring resource science in the field. Get a hands-on look at resource inventory and ecological monitoring in America's national parks. Located at Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) on the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park, this course includes opportunities to develop and share classroom resources, explore costal, glacial, and volcanic geology features up close, monitor marine species, climate change, phenology, marine chemistry, and more!

Date: July 28 - August 1, 2014

Cost: $849 (course fee, lab fee, meals, lodging, on-site transportation, class materials)

4.0 CEUs available

For more information contact the Schoodic Education Office at e-mail us.

To register visit: http://www.uevent.com/registration?code=6SH6E8LZV0

 

General Information

 

All lodging, meals, course materials, and in-class transportation provided. Lodging consists of air-conditioned dorm rooms (2 people/room) with a shared bathroom. Hot meals are served on campus with box lunches provided for field trips. Field trips will include moderate hikes on the peninsula and at various locations across Mount Desert Island, travel by van, wading in shallow wetlands and coastal habitats.

Accreditation: University of Maine CEU - Conference Services

For more information call: 207-288-1312 or visit http://www.sercinstitute.org/.

Did You Know?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.