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Park Science Day at Sieur de Monts

Date: Saturday Jun 25, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


A day of activities will take place at Sieur de Monts exploring the importance of national parks as living laboratories and vital settings for scientists to investigate how our world works.

1 pm: Centennial Science Speakers
Welcome to Acadia National Park’s Centennial: Kevin Schneider, Superintendent of Acadia National Park
Community Stewardship into the Next Century: David MacDonald, President of Friends of Acadia
100 Years of Science in Acadia: Jack Russell, FOA Board Member and Acadia Centennial Co-chair
Science for the Next Century at Acadia: Rebecca Cole-Will, Chief of Resource Management at Acadia National Park
Science Partnerships for the Next Century: David E. Shaw, Trustee of National Park Foundation and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Connecting Science and Learning in Acadia: Mark Berry, President of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Science—Our Foundation for the Future: Rush Holt, CEO of AAAS
Second Century Stewardship—Science Beyond the Scenery at Acadia National Park: David Shaw, Centennial Acadia Science Film Director and Producer
Explore the Science Protecting Acadia Today—Closing Remarks: Kevin Schneider, Superintendent of Acadia National Park

2 pm: Ribbon-cutting of new climate science exhibits at Sieur de Monts Nature Center

2 pm to 5 pm: join park rangers and special guest presenters at hands-on stations examining how science is used to understand and protect Acadia and how you can get involved at home.

3 pm: join staff for a 45-minute walk to hear how science solved the mystery of why the Spring Pool is turning green, and to find out what the park is doing to solve the problem.

4 pm: Ribbon-cutting to celebrate the award of 8 electric and propane-powered vehicles to Acadia National Park through the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative.

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Sieur de Monts lot will be open only to vehicles requiring handicapped-accessible parking. Free shuttle service from 12 pm and 6 pm between Jackson Laboratory event parking lot and Sieur de Monts.

Location: Sieur de Monts, off Route 3 south of Bar Harbor
Contact Name: Anastasia Roy,
Contact Phone #: 207-288-8805
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Event Sponsor(s): Acadia National Park 

This is a free event.

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