In this session, attendees will view the film and learn about the Second Century Stewardship Initiative. At the dawn of the second century for the US National Park Service (NPS) and Acadia National Park (ANP), the opportunity exists to more powerfully engage science for the benefit of parks and society. More than 400 parks in […]
Second Century Stewardship Fellow Dr. Allyson Jackson is a field biologist who has been working with birds for 11 years now. She more recently got interested in bugs – first because of how important they are as bird food and now because they are just interesting on their own! She teaches Environmental Studies at Purchase College in […]
Two 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 top-quality science research for park stewardship, build public appreciation for science, […]
Chris Nadeau is studying a species of water flea whose tiny, easily replicated and manipulated rock pool habitats make them ideal test subjects for predicting how climate change affects the planet’s most vulnerable species. But Nadeau, a Ph.D. student at the University of Connecticut, with a passion for science education, has run into trouble over […]
On Maine’s rocky, forested coast, Acadia National Park’s iconic landscape includes historic stone bridges, carriage trails, and other structures where human-made culverts divert water, prevent flooding, and improve visitors’ safety. At parks across the country, such culverts can also prevent fish, insects, and other aquatic organisms from moving freely from one habitat to another. That […]
National parks are amongst the treasures of the United States, valuable both in their own right as entities for preserving the natural and cultural history of our nation and the world and for the experiences they offer to their visitors. As the parks enter their second century, scientists are eager to renew the collaboration they […]
David Evans Shaw on 25 June announced the launch of a “Second Century Stewardship “ initiative for U.S. national parks, including a feature-length film and a collaborative effort to more powerfully engage science in America’s national parks. Read more HERE.