The COA George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History is completely transformed for the Acadia National Park Centennial, with exhibits showcasing the historic and contemporary collaboration of the park and the college.
Acadia’s granite cliffs with vistas across Frenchman Bay serve as the powerful inspiration for an Acadia National Park Centennial sculpture exhibition featuring alumnus Miles Chapin ’10. The exhibit kicks off with an opening night celebration at The Turrets.
Tyler Prest ’16 worked with Acadia National Park to create an exhibit in the COA George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History exploring the ethical dilemmas of managing the intertidal zone. His work is part of the museum’s new Acadia National Park Centennial exhibit, “Exploring Acadia: Our Best Classroom.”
A springtime journey to a lively annual gathering of natural science aficionados by six students and their professors brings great opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, context building, and research inspiration.
Fatherhood is challenging. It requires the intuition of a teacher, the skills of a dog trainer, and an open mind because this other person is in the active process of becoming, and who or what that means is unknowable.
Scott Kraus ’77, who has been studying right whales for more than 30 years, uses new night vision technologies to observe them, and has made new breakthrough discoveries about their nightly feeding patterns.
In this episode of WERU’s “Coastal Conversations,” COA W.H. Drury Professor of Ecology and Natural History John Anderson, Meaghan Lyon ’16, and Audra McTague ’19 discuss declining populations of herring and great black-back gull populations and what this change portends for the health of the Gulf of Maine system as a whole.
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COA’s Director of Financial Aid Bruze Hazam takes an active interest in the night sky and leads many stargazing trips for students throughout the year. The college’s close proximity to Acadia National Park provides ample opportunity for getting up close and personal with the natural world.
Participants in the Great West course: from left, Arianna Rambach ’16, Anneke Hart ’16, Meaghan Lyon ’16, Kristin Ober ’16, faculty member Ken Cline, Chris Phillips ’15, Erickson Smith ’15, Zinta Rutins ’15, Madeleine Motley ’16.
Nimisha Bastedo ’15 worked closely with a school in Fort Providence, a small Indigenous community in Northwest Territories, Canada, while finishing her senior project. It examined harmonizing cultural and academic learning though on-the-land school programs.