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  • Partners

    Science for America’s National Parks

    At the dawn of the U.S. National Park Service's second century, opportunities exist to engage in science for the benefit of parks and society. Second Century Stewardship explores that science through partnerships with AAAS, Acadia National Park, Schoodic Institute, and the National Park Service.

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary science society dedicated to advancing science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people. AAAS is the publisher of the journal Science and 5 other journals...
  • The Film

    Science for America’s National Parks

    At the dawn of the U.S. National Park Service's second century, opportunities exist to engage in science for the benefit of parks and society. Second Century Stewardship explores that science through partnerships with AAAS, Acadia National Park, Schoodic Institute, and the National Park Service.

    The release of the film, Second Century Stewardship, Science Beyond the Scenery in Acadia National Park , officially launched the Second Century Stewardship initiative. The film, produced by David E. Shaw, explores the science beyond the stunning scenery of Acadia National Park and how the wise...
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    Science for America’s National Parks

    At the dawn of the U.S. National Park Service's second century, opportunities exist to engage in science for the benefit of parks and society. Second Century Stewardship explores that science through partnerships with AAAS, Acadia National Park, Schoodic Institute, and the National Park Service.

    At the dawn of the second century for the US National Park Service and Acadia National Park, the opportunity exists to more powerfully engage science for the benefit of parks and society. More than 400 parks in the US national park system attract more than 300 million visits annually. These parks...
  • Science for America’s National Parks At the dawn of the U.S. National Park Service's second century, opportunities exist to engage in science for the benefit of parks and society. Second Century Stewardship explores that science through partnerships with AAAS, Acadia National Park, Schoodic...
  • Weird & Wonderful Creatures: Giant Leopard Moth

    Giant leopard moth. Photo Credit: WhyzPhotos at English Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons. The giant leopard moth ( Hypercompe scribonia ) grows from a red-striped "woolly bear"-type caterpillar to a white-spotted moth large enough to fit comfortably in an adult's hand...
  • Share Your #SummerScience Projects

    Summer is the perfect time to do science. Some people do it more traditionally, in an educational or work setting, while others take a more casual approach to it, packing science books to read on vacation, turning their kitchen into a laboratory, or spending time exploring the world around them...
  • Summer Sky Watching

    Head outside any clear night this summer and look up. It's amazing what you can see, even without the aid of a telescope. The night sky offers a plethora of objects to capture your attention. We highlight some of what you might see from North America this summer below: The moon is the most obvious...
  • Spotlight on Science Writers

    A select group of authors who have won or been finalists for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books have been invited to write or record an introduction to one of their books. We have suggested a few guidelines, but the format and content have been chosen by each author and...
  • Weird & Wonderful Creatures: Bleeding Tooth Fungus

    Hydnellum peckii. Photo Credit: Bernypisa [ CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. In the same way that you may have to be convinced that a raisin really used to be a grape before it aged and dried out, you also might be surprised to learn about the difference between a young Bleeding Tooth Fungus...
  • 5 Questions for a Scientist: Epidemiologist Livia Navon

    The gap between the science classroom and a real-life career in the sciences can seem distant for some students. The 5 Questions for a Scientist interview series was created to bridge this gap! We aim to inspire students to pursue careers in the sciences by showcasing the incredible diversity of...