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Special Lecture at SERC Institute: Watching the Seasons: Insights into our Changing Climate

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WINTER HARBOR – The Schoodic Education and Research Center Institute in Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor will present a lecture on Watching the Seasons: Insights into our Changing Climate at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Dr. Abe Miller-Rushing, Science Coordinator for Acadia National Park will be the speaker. The lecture will be held at the Moore Auditorium on the SERC campus, Acadia National Park, in Winter Harbor. It is free and open to the public.

Dr. Miller-Rushing received his Ph.D. from Boston University and has studied 150 years of changes in plants and animals of New England using a variety of sources such as old photographs, museum specimens, diaries, and the notes of Henry David Thoreau. He came to Acadia National Park and SERC from The Wildlife Society, where he helped to develop a program to collect more of these historical observations and to encourage professional and citizen scientists to observe seasonal events such as flowering and bird migrations. The Schoodic Education and Research Center and Acadia National Park are actively participating in this program, investigating how changes in seasonal events are affecting plants, animals, and people right here.

SERC Institute is the nonprofit partner of Acadia National Park and the Schoodic Education and Research Center. The mission of SERC Institute is to guide present and future generations to greater understanding and respect for nature by providing research and learning opportunities through its outstanding Acadia National Park setting, unique coastal Maine facilities, and innovative partnership programs.

For more information, call  Gail La Rosa Thompson at 288 1360 or e-mail gail@sercinstitute.org.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Gail Thompson

Telephone Number: (207)288-1360

Website: http://www.sercinstitute.org

Email: gail@sercinstitute.org