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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.

Where in the World Is Tuzigoot - Teacher Resources

This in-class presentation takes fifth-grade students around the country discovering clues to the variety of sites within the National Park System. Students learn the history of the National Park Service and its importance today.

An educator's guide for this program is available for purchase through Eastern National, the park's cooperating association.

Maine State Learning Results


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

General Bibliography

Dorr, George B., The Story of Acadia National Park. Acadia Publishing Co. Bar Harbor, 1991.

*Goldstein, Judith S., Tragedies and Triumphs (Charles W. Eliot George B. Dorr John D. Rockefeller, Jr.) The Founding of Acadia National Park. Port in a Storm Bookstore. Somesville, ME, 1992.

Sontag, William H., editor. National Park Service: The First 75 Years. Eastern National Parks and Monument Association in cooperation with the George Wright Society, 1990.

Teacher Literature

Aylesworth, Thomas and Virginia Aylesworth. America's National Parks. New York, NY: W. H. Smith Publishers Inc., 1984.

Brown, Lenard E. Acadia National Park. Washington, DC: Office of History and Historic Architecture, 1971.

Butcher, Russell D. Field Guide to Acadia National Park, Maine. New York, NY: Thomas Crowell Co., 2005.

Dorr, George B. The Story of Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor, ME: Acadia Publishing Co., 1942.

Dunn, Margery G. A Guide to Our Federal Lands. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1984.

Elvidge, Ed. Complete Pictorial Guide to Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor, ME: Elvidge Distribution Co., 1978.

Graf, Mike. National Parks Projects. Carthage, IL: Fearon Teacher Aids, 1993.

Kelly, Kate. Science and National Parks. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1992.

Mead, Polly, Robin Mead, and Andrew Gutelle. Our National Parks. New York, NY: Smithmark Publishers, Inc., 1992.

Murfin, James V. National Parks of the USA. New York, NY: Mayflower Books, 1980.

Runte, Alfred. National Parks: The American Experience. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press, 1979.

Sharpe, G. W. Acadia National Park and the Nearby Coast of Maine. New York, NY: Golden Press, 1968.

Wernert, Susan. Our National Parks. New York, NY: Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1985.

Student Literature

Did You Know?

Bronze statue of a Passamaquoddy man

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...