Short Term Opportunities
Have you ever wanted to be part of a research team? Does the thought of acoustic sampling, watching for emerging bats, mist-netting, and telemetry sound exciting to you? Then join us on Thursday evenings, June through September. Registered participants will meet in Bar Harbor near Eagle Lake area. Our biology team will provide an orientation to our bat program and train you how to become a volunteer. That same night our team will take you into the field to start collecting valuable data on our struggling bat population. Come for one night, or for the entire season. *Best for ages 13 and up however all are invited with parental supervision.
When: Every Thursday (June-September) weather permitting. If there is more than a 40% chance of rain the program will be cancelled.
Time: Times vary depending on sunset. Interested particpants put "Bat Watch" in the email subject line and send inquires to e-mail us.
Acadia Bug Project
Call for citizen scientists: We need your help with scientific research about the bugs that live in Acadia! There are more than just black flies and mosquitoes – all the bugs in Acadia make up an important food source for birds, bats and many other critters. Despite their importance, we know relatively little about how aquatic and terrestrial insect diversity and abundance changes over the summer. This is important work that will help us understand how contaminants, such as mercury, moves through food webs in Acadia and how these food webs will respond to climate change. It’s a great way to experience Acadia in a totally different way – through the eyes of researchers looking to understand how our food webs are structured. *Ages 8+.
When: Mondays and Wednesdays June through July (Fridays and Saturdays will be weekly rain dates).
Time: 1 pm - 5 pm. Sign up firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot and you will get to work side-by-side with the biologists and students leading this project. To learn more about the project visit acadiabugproject.com.
Trails Drop-In Days
Join our Stewardship team cutting back over grown vegetation, clear drainage ditches, build bog walk and much more! All you need to bring is clothes to work in, closed toed-shoes, and a backpack with water and a snack; we provide the rest. Check out the latest schedule to see what projects are coming up next.
When: Tuesday's, Thursday's, and Saturday's, June-September
Time: 8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Group Service Projects
Do you have a group that is interested in doing a service project here at Acadia? We can offer half-day, full day, or multi-day experiences. Call Dana Petersen, Friends of Acadia Stewardship Coordinator at (207)288-3934 or e-mail email@example.com.
Take Pride in Acadia Day
Want to be a part of the largest volunteer event of the year? Register for Take Pride in Acadia Day and help us put the carriage roads to bed. At the end of all of your hard work, enjoy a free meal of chili, corn bread, and cake provided by Friends of Acadia.
When: November 3rd, 2018
Time: 8:15 AM - Noon
National Trails Day
Celebrate National Trails Day at Acadia National Park! Come for light refreshments and an opportunity to participate in trail maintenance or join a guided trail walk. Call Dana Petersen, Friends of Acadia Stewardship Coordinator at (207)288-3934 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
When: First Saturday in June
Time: 8:15 AM -Noon