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Apply now for Dragonfly Mercury Project science communication workshop

National Park Service resource managers, scientists, interpreters, science communicators and education specialists participating in the Dragonfly Mercury Project are invited to apply for a science communication workshop to be held in April 2023 in Austin, Texas. Workshop participants will collaborate to develop shared goals, messaging, and language about the Dragonfly Mercury Project. We will review […]

Proposals requested for 2023 research fellowships

The partners of Second Century Stewardship have announced the Request for Proposals for fellowships to support research in Acadia National Park in 2023. Second Century Stewardship is a partnership of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park and the National Park Service. Second Century Stewardship seeks to advance conservation and ecosystem science, support management of park […]

Magazine features lakes research

The May issue of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine features a story about research on lakes in Acadia National Park by several Second Century Stewardship fellows. Rachel Fowler’s study of water quality in Jordan Pond and other lakes, Christina Murphy and Allyson Jackson’s research on lake food webs, and Kate Ruskin’s survey of how […]

Announcing 2022 Fellowship Awards

WINTER HARBOR – Three scientists have been awarded fellowships to conduct research in Acadia National Park as part of Second Century Stewardship, an initiative of the National Park Service, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park and the National Park Foundation. The new awards will support research to inform management of forests, wetlands, wildlife and cultural […]

Earth Day 50th Anniversary

From Second Century Stewardship founder David Shaw, a video commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day. Enjoy. Earth Day 2022 WBN from David Shaw on Vimeo.

A Visit to the Whaleback Shell Mound

Second Century Stewardship founder David Shaw met with Fellow Dr. Bonnie Newsom at the Whaleback shell mound in Damariscotta, Maine, to learn more about these important Wabanaki cultural sites and Newsom’s work to re-interpret archaeological collections from similar shell mounds in Acadia. Second Century Stewardship – Bonnie Newsom from David Shaw on Vimeo.  

Fellows in the news

Bonnie Newsom, Natalie Dana-Lolar, and Isaac St. John authored an article in a special issue of the journal Genealogy on their work in Acadia to re-tell Wabanaki history from Wabanaki perspectives. Their work was featured, along with sweetgrass research led by Suzanne Greenlaw, Michelle Baumflek, and Wabanaki families, in the new Park Science Magazine. Caitlin […]

Fall foliage research in the news

Second Century Stewardship fellow Dr. Stephanie Spera of the University of Richmond, who is studying changes in fall foliage season in Acadia National Park, has been quoted in two recent news articles. From The Washington Post: “We actually were able to piece together, from the 1950s to now, peak foliage is occurring a full week […]

Request for proposals for 2022 research fellowships

The partners of Second Century Stewardship have announced the Request for Proposals for fellowships to support research in Acadia National Park in 2022. Second Century Stewardship is a partnership of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, the National Park Service, and the National Park Foundation, with generous support from the David Evans Shaw Family Foundation. […]

Elliot Higger photographs a person in National Park Service uniform on rocks at the edge of the sea

Visiting artist Elliot Higger

Elliot Higger is a filmmaker, photographer, and community workshop facilitator. In Spring 2021 she created environmental portraits of Second Century Stewardship fellows, part of a community arts residency for the Maryland Institute College of Art MFA program. Updated “profile” photographs are an often overlooked but important aspect of communicating science, helping to show who scientists […]