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  • Carriage Roads to reopen

    All park carriage roads will reopen to foot traffic only on Friday, 4/25. Bikes & horses are not permitted at this time to prevent damage during the spring thaw. Use caution as seasonal repairs are not completed. For more info: 207-288-3338.

  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

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

  • Blackwoods Campground is open

    Blackwoods Campground is open and is sites are available by self-registration at the campground. More »

  • 2014 Season Openings

    Park Loop Rd, Cadillac Mountain Rd, & Hulls Cove Visitor Center is open. Call (207) 288-3338 or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcadiaNPS) for more information More »

  • Jordan Pond boat ramp parking lot is closed for construction

    It's scheduled to reopen on June 28. There may be intermittent openings at the discretion of the contractor. The North Lot parking area will remain open for access to the Jordan Pond House Restaurant & hiking & biking trails.

Passamaquoddy Kit Lesson 4

Tomah Joseph: A Traditional Passamaquoddy Birchbark Artist

If you are accessing the digital version of this lesson, you must complete the following steps in addition to those steps listed in the lesson plan.

Preparation:

1. Due to copyrights on photos of the Tomah Joseph objects in the kit, only the photo of the Handkerchief Box is available for the online version of the kit. To do this lesson, use the Reproducible Tomah Joseph focus worksheet for the Handkerchief Box along with the photo of the Handkerchief Box. To find and use additional high quality images of Tomah Joseph objects like the Handkerchief Box, search Google Images. (Many of the images you find may have copyright issues as well. Please be certain of the use rights.) You will need to create focus worksheets for the images you find. Use questions from the focus worksheets as a model.

2. You may choose to laminate the following:

  • Photo of the Handkerchief Box
  • Any other photos of Tomah Joseph objects you use

Links to photo of the Handkerchief Box and Reproducible Tomah Joseph focus worksheet for the Handkerchief Box can be found on the Passamaquoddy Teaching Kit Index under Lesson 4.

Did You Know?

A man boards the Island Explorer bus.

Since 1999, propane-powered Island Explorer buses have carried more than two million passengers in Acadia National Park, eliminating more than 685,000 automobile trips and preventing 6,444 tons of greenhouse gases. The fare-free buses are supported by your entrance fees. More...