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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.

Education interns help children learn about the park

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Date: February 10, 2012

 

The park is currently accepting applications for internships in the education department. Interns gain hands-on experience teaching 3rd - 8th grade school groups, in classrooms and in Acadia.They work with park staff in preparing and presenting curriculum-based programs that focus on natural science or human history. Spring positions run from April 2 - June 8. Fall positions take place in September through October. Longer fall internships are also available with Acadia's residential program at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC). Qualified applicants should relate well to children, have a sense of curiosity, and enjoy the physical and mental demands of teaching outdoors. Benefits include two weeks of training, free housing, a $100 weekly stipend (32 hours), a uniform allowance, and bookstore discount. Learn more about Acadia's internships or apply by contacting Cynthia Ocel at 207-288-8812 or cynthia_ocel@nps.gov.

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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...