The partners of Second Century Stewardship have announced the Request for Proposals for fellowships to support research in Acadia National Park in 2020. Founded in 2016 by the David Evans Shaw Family Foundation, Second Century Stewardship is a partnership of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, the National Park Service, and the National Park Foundation […]
2018 Fellow Jenny Smetzer’s research on climate change refugia was featured in National Parks Traveler podcast. Editor and co-founder Kurt Repanshek participated in the science communication workshop at Acadia in July, sharing his insights on what stories resonate with his audience of park visitors and supporters.
Allie Gardner’s preliminary research finding that ticks are more abundant in areas of Acadia National Park that were burned in the 1947 fire was featured in a story by Dick Broom in the Mount Desert Islander and Portland Press Herald. Read the full story.
Second Century Stewardship staff and fellows recently participated in the Ecological Society of America’s annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. The gathering of some 3,000 participants was an opportunity to share Second Century Stewardship research and promote #ParkScience. Staff from SCS partners Schoodic Institute and the National Park Service hosted two workshops to help scientists communicate […]
In July, we gathered the 2018 and 2019 Second Century Stewardship fellows with National Park Service and Schoodic Institute staff, Acadia Teacher Fellows, and partners for 2.5 days of science communication training. With more than 3,000 research permits granted each year and an extensive history of scientific inquiry, the national parks are a place where […]
WINTER HARBOR, Maine – Squirrels, mice, and other small mammals could influence whether or not trees spread to new areas in a warming climate, according to new research published in the journal Oikos. The future range expansion of plants and animals is a major topic of study and speculation. As the climate continues to warm, […]
Second Century Stewardship research is featured on the front page of this week’s Mount Desert Islander newspaper. “The centerpiece of the initiative is a fellowship program that each year brings three early career scientists to Acadia to study some of the ways that climate change is likely to affect – or is already affecting – […]
“The Second Century Stewardship initiative seeks to advance the next century of science and science engagement in the national parks. The initiative, a partnership of the National Park Service, National Park Foundation, and Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, began in 2016 in Acadia with support from the David Evans Shaw Family Foundation and aims […]
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 […]
The food choices made by mice and other rodents (Which seed should I eat? Should I eat this acorn now or save it for later?) have an influence on the future forest. How animals react to a changing environment is the focus of research by 2017 Second Century Stewardship Alessio Mortelliti, an assistant professor of […]