National parks harbor some of the greatest landscapes for scientific exploration, whether they are terrestrial, marine, or freshwater. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will stress that connection Friday when she visits Acadia National Park and applauds the work the Schoodic Institute does to connect and engage youth with earth sciences.
The secretary will be joined by National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. Both will make comments at a ceremony behind the Rockefeller Welcome Center at SERC at 3 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
Schoodic Institute is hosting the event, and has requested RSVPs in advance to (207) 288-1310.
“We are pleased to have these two leaders speaking about the importance of youth and science in national parks,” said Acadia Superintendent Sheridan Steele. “It emphasizes the important work we are doing with our partners in Acadia, like Schoodic Institute and Friends of Acadia. The programs and partnerships increase our capacity every day to accomplish the mission of the National Park Service. ”
“One of the unique attributes of our national parks, including Acadia, is their unmatched ability to serve as living laboratories where the effects of climate change and other threats can be studied in places that are largely unimpaired by human activities,” added Director Jarvis in prepared comments. “The collaboration between Acadia and the Schoodic Institute and other partners supports the unique research and learning opportunities at Acadia and is a model that other national parks can emulate.”
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