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Acadia National Park Science Symposium

October 1, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The fourth annual Acadia National Park Science Symposium will feature science taking place in and beyond the park boundary, and will highlight our understanding of and responses to rapid environmental change. The symposium will provide a forum to hear about science taking place in the region and to interact and build collaborations with scientists, students, park staff, and others working in a range of fields. Registration (with lunch): $40

Speakers during the day include:

Abe Miller-Rushing – NPS, Acadia National Park

Bob Page – NPS, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation

Jasmine Saros – University of Maine

Esperanza Stancioff – University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Elizabeth Wolkovich – Harvard University

Public evening talk by George Jacobson, Maine State Climatologist – Long-term Dynamics Provide a Surprising Key to the Contemporary World

Registration Deadline – If you would like to present a poster or simply attend one or more of the events, please register by TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. Space is limited and will be awarded on a first come-first served basis, so please register as early as possible. Late registrants will be charged an additional $50 late fee and will be allowed only if space is available.

Venue – All events will take place at Schoodic Institute on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus, located in the Schoodic District of Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor, Maine.

Posters – Participants are invited to present posters describing their research at the Acadia Science Symposium and CONVERGENCE 2014. We welcome and encourage posters from a wide range of disciplines, including natural sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities.

Poster abstracts are required when registering if you wish to present a poster at the Acadia Science Symposium or CONVERGENCE 2014.

Poster Guidelines – Our poster stands can accommodate posters up to 42 inches wide and 60 inches tall. We cannot accommodate audio-visual equipment associated with posters, but presenters are welcome to bring along handouts associated with their posters. We will provide pins for mounting posters at the meeting.

Housing – Housing on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center is available for those who want to spend one or more nights, whether you are traveling a long distance or want to spend extra time in one of the most beautiful parts of Acadia National Park. The Schoodic Peninsula has a number of gorgeous trails and some of the darkest night skies on the East Coast. Housing units are apartment-style and include private bedrooms, shared kitchen, and shared bathrooms. The cost of housing is $50 per person, per night.

Meals – Lunch is included in the registration fee for each event. If you plan to stay for dinner or overnight and would like additional meals or lodging while you are there, please note that during your registration.

Questions? – For more information contact the Schoodic Institute at 207-288-1310, 207-288-1337, or mmoshier@schoodicinstitute.org.

These events are sponsored by the Schoodic Institute, Maine Community Foundation, Art in Public Spaces, Down East Research and Education Network, and National Park Service.

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to guiding present and future generations to greater understanding and respect for nature by providing research and learning opportunities through its outstanding Acadia National Park setting, unique coastal Maine facilities, and innovative partnership programs. Schoodic Institute is based within Acadia National Park in a bold physical and inspirational location at Schoodic Point.  The Institute partners with the National Park Service to manage the Schoodic Education and Research Center and supports science and education initiatives throughout the Park and the region.


October 1, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Megan Moshier


Schoodic Education and Research Center
64 Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME United States
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