School Acadia Trip
May 28, 2015

We started the day with a 3 hour Citizen Scientist project with a National Park Ranger who taught the students about the different kinds of salamandars and dragon flies. The students did some scientific gathering and measuring. We all learned about the purposes of the studies including the measuring of mercury in the dragonflies which is being studied all over the country.
Next we spent some time in the town of Acadia, had lunch and then met for our two hour schooner ride on the Bailey Louise Todd. There was a naturalist Park Ranger aboard who talked to us about the area and the birds and animals we could see. Most of us followed the boat ride with a drive up Cadilac Mountain where the wind was so strong you could hardly stand up.