Talk scheduled at Schoodic Institute

WINTER HARBOR — The Schoodic Institute is hosting a talk titled “Biodiversity in Acadia, Today and Tomorrow” on Friday, June 11, at 7 p.m.

The speaker is Abe Miller-Rushing, science coordinator at Acadia National Park. In that role, he oversees science strategy and research taking place in the park. His own research focuses on citizen science, the impacts of climate change on forests and climate-smart approaches to conservation.

Acadia’s forests, lakes, and coasts are changing. They are already measurably different than they were when the park was created in 1916. Plant and animal species have been lost and others have arrived. And the pace of change is speeding up. Miller-Rushing will present the latest science on what has changed, what changes park managers expect in the future and actions park managers are taking to keep Acadia’s ecosystems as healthy as possible during this time of transition.

For more information, call 288-1310 or visit

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