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Acadia Learning Program

Acadia Learning is a joint effort of the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) Institute at Acadia National Park, the University of Maine, and Maine Sea Grant. Acadia Learning brings scientists, teachers, and students together in partnerships that result in useful research and effective science education, including data literacy. It is supported with funds from the Maine Department of Education, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation (DEB 1056692) and private donors. Assistant research professor Sarah Nelson leads this project for the Mitchell Center.

Participating teacher Ed Lindsey won the US EPA 2012 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators, and participating teacher Emily Sherman is a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow.

Maine EPSCoR provided funding to support related data literacy teacher professional development at the BIOGEOMON 2012 Teachers Workshop, with PIs Sarah Nelson, Steve Norton, and Ivan Fernandez).

Recent publication:

Zoellick, B., S. Nelson, M. Schauffler, 2012. Participatory Science and Participatory Education: Bringing Both Views into Focus. Invited, Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment, 10(6): 310–313, doi:10.1890/110277.