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Request for proposals for 2020 fellowships

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 […]

Smetzer research in National Parks Traveler magazine

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.

Second Century Stewardship at the Ecological Society of America

Second Century Stewardship staff and fellows recently participated in the Ecological Society of America‚Äôs 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 […]

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Learning to communicate park science

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 […]

Research focus: How climate change will change Acadia

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 – […]

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 […]