Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013- Acadia is now in winter mode. Most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain Road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section, from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Road, and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Road. More »
Resource Acadia Workshop
Contact: Jim McKenna, (207) 288-8733
On Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Jessica Muhlin, Ph.D. candidate from the University of Maine, will present A Novel Use for an Ordinary Fruit at the Schoodic Education and Research Center. This workshop will begin with an introduction to the reproductive ecology of the rockweed, Fucus vesiculosus, and a summary of Jessica’s research on the ecology and population genetics of rockweed in coastal Maine. A component of Jessica’s work includes the use of marked oranges to coarsely characterize coastal circulation patterns around her sampling sites. Hands-on participation will include releasing 100 oranges at 4 locations on the Schoodic peninsula (simultaneously!) and observing the trajectories of the oranges to add to her existing data on local currents. Dress appropriately for conducting field work: wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and layered clothing.
This workshop is part of the Resource Acadia program, which is designed to expose Acadia National Park’s neighboring communities to interesting environmental issues within the park and region. Workshops provide insight into how scientists design and conduct research to answer complex ecological and environmental questions, and offer hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. The data generated is useful for park researchers and managers and allows them to share current information with the public.
Local residents, teachers, students, business owners, and visitors are invited and
Did You Know?
The Civilian Conservation Corps performed important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush, setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.