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.
Dr Michael Soukup to direct Schoodic Institute scientific programs
Contact: Dianna Emory, 207-610-9581
Contact: Sheridan Steele, 207-288-8700
Winter Harbor, Maine - Three years ago, Dr. Michael Soukup laid aside his plans to go sailing following retirement from his career as Chief Scientist of the National Park Service. According to Dr. Soukup, he found the invitation to become President and CEO of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, formerly the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) Institute, too much to resist. Recently he announced that, with the completion of his three year commitment to the presidency, he was ready to immerse himself again in science. In October, Dr. Soukup will begin his duties as Director of Science of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. Dr. Soukup states, "With the dedication of Rockefeller Hall in July, we finished a seven year renovation of the former Naval Station in Winter Harbor, thanks to private philanthropy and funding from the American Recovery Act. We have a world class facility in the heart of Acadia National Park with programs for all ages that include bird ecology, forest ecology, watershed and ocean ecology, and an environmental history laboratory. Citizen science, life-long learning, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs are the foundation of all of our work. In fact, we are a leading center for citizen science in the United States. There is much to be done to move these programs forward."
Did You Know?
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...