Second Century Stewardship Category

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.  

Two people wearing backpacks pause at a log in the woods to review maps

It’s field work season in Acadia

photo by Linda Moses Despite delays and complications presented by the global Covid-19 pandemic, Second Century Stewardship fellows are proceeding with field aspects of their research. Jay Wason set out on July 3 to locate six sites in Acadia National Park used by Ronald Davis in his authoritative study of Maine’s coastal spruce forests in […]

2019 Year in Review

2019 was a big year for Second Century Stewardship. We awarded three new fellowships for research in Acadia National Park. The fellowships act as a catalyst to strengthen relationships between park resource managers and the research community, while generating knowledge that is being applied to park management. We describe this in more detail in an […]

Dragonfly Mercury Project at Minamata Convention

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. Signatories met in Geneva, Switzerland in November 2019. The Second Century Stewardship film segment on the Dragonfly Mercury Project was shared with the conference of parties by the North American delegation. The Convention […]

Communicating Nor’easter vulnerability for three New England parks

Over the next three years, Second Century Stewardship partners at Schoodic Institute will be working with researchers at University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island School of Design, and the National Park Service to help evaluate Nor’easter storm impact modeling results, visualization tools, and their potential uses and misuses, and working with each park to create […]

Second Century Stewardship awards 2019 fellowships for research in Acadia National Park

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 and Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. Second Century Stewardship was launched in 2016 upon the centennial of the National Park Service to provide high quality scientific research for […]

Catherine Schmitt Named Science Communication Specialist

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Schmitt as Science Communication Specialist. In this new role at Schoodic Institute, Schmitt will communicate the work of Schoodic Institute scientific staff and Second Century Stewardship research fellows, as well as research in Acadia National Park, past and present. Schmitt has […]

ANP Science Symposium 2018

The Acadia National Park Science Symposium was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Over 100 people attended the event held at The College of the Atlantic – many being students with an interest in research and science in Acadia National Park. A special session focused on the Second Century Stewardship program. Five SCS fellows took […]