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  • Producers: Catherine Schmitt and Eric Green

    Today’s topic: Champlain 3

    Two-thousand sixteen is the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park and America’s National Park System. In honor of this centennial, the University of Maine Sea Grant Program and WERU-FM, both official Centennial Partners, present an occasional series based on the monthly public affairs program, Coastal Conversations.

    The ocean surrounds Acadia National Park, which includes 47,000 acres of protected land on Mount Desert Island, Isle au Haut, Schoodic Peninsula, and their archipelago of islands in the Gulf of Maine. Acadia’s rocky shoreline, teeming tide pools, and lush salt marshes have attracted mariners, fisher folk, and people in search of natural beauty for thousands of years. In more recent centuries, many have come to study the unique and diverse assembly of flora and fauna of the region where science, conservation, and community work together for a vibrant future.

    Throughout the summer and fall of 2016, on Monday’s at noon, “Coastal Conversations in Acadia” will feature short stories from Acadia on WERU-FM

    FMI: www.seagrant.umaine.edu/coastalconversations/acadia

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  • Producers: Catherine Schmitt and Eric Green

    Today’s topic: Champlain 2

    Two-thousand sixteen is the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park and America’s National Park System. In honor of this centennial, the University of Maine Sea Grant Program and WERU-FM, both official Centennial Partners, present an occasional series based on the monthly public affairs program, Coastal Conversations.

    The ocean surrounds Acadia National Park, which includes 47,000 acres of protected land on Mount Desert Island, Isle au Haut, Schoodic Peninsula, and their archipelago of islands in the Gulf of Maine. Acadia’s rocky shoreline, teeming tide pools, and lush salt marshes have attracted mariners, fisher folk, and people in search of natural beauty for thousands of years. In more recent centuries, many have come to study the unique and diverse assembly of flora and fauna of the region where science, conservation, and community work together for a vibrant future.

    Throughout the summer and fall of 2016, on Monday’s at noon, “Coastal Conversations in Acadia” will feature short stories from Acadia on WERU-FM

    FMI: www.seagrant.umaine.edu/coastalconversations/acadia

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  • Producers: Catherine Schmitt and Eric Green

    Today’s topic: Champlain 1

    Two-thousand sixteen is the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park and America’s National Park System. In honor of this centennial, the University of Maine Sea Grant Program and WERU-FM, both official Centennial Partners, present an occasional series based on the monthly public affairs program, Coastal Conversations.

    The ocean surrounds Acadia National Park, which includes 47,000 acres of protected land on Mount Desert Island, Isle au Haut, Schoodic Peninsula, and their archipelago of islands in the Gulf of Maine. Acadia’s rocky shoreline, teeming tide pools, and lush salt marshes have attracted mariners, fisher folk, and people in search of natural beauty for thousands of years. In more recent centuries, many have come to study the unique and diverse assembly of flora and fauna of the region where science, conservation, and community work together for a vibrant future.

    Throughout the summer and fall of 2016, on Monday’s at noon, “Coastal Conversations in Acadia” will feature short stories from Acadia on WERU-FM

    FMI: www.seagrant.umaine.edu/coastalconversations/acadia

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  • Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Coastal issues in Maine

    Program Topic: Leave No Trace in Acadia National Park and Stewardship for the Next 100 years

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Leave no trace practices and guidelines for minimizing outdoor impact
    b) Acadia National Park visitation
    c) Questions from callers regarding Subaru sponsorship of Leave No Trace efforts

    Guests
    Charlie Jacobi, Acadia National Park
    Steph Whtton and Andy Mossey, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
    Sam White, Rippleffect and Maine Leave No Trace Advocate

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  • Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: Community concerns and opportunities

    Program Topic: Creating Acadia National Park – the new biography of George B. Dorr

    Key Discussion Points:
    1. Mount Desert Island and the Rusticators
    2. How the story of Acadia derives from the relationship between three men, of different
    generations — Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University, George B. Dorr
    and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
    3. Old Farm and its role in the life of George Dorr and the creation of Acadia.
    4. Woodlawn Museum and the creation of Acadia National Park
    5. Other important figures (and philosophies) in the history of Acadia National Park.

    Guests:
    Ron Epp, author, historian, professor of philosophy
    Maureen Fournier, Ranger, Acadia National Park
    Joshua Torrance, Woodlawn Museum, Ellsworth by phone 667 8671

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  • Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Community concerns and opportunities

    Program Topic: Celebrating Acadia in 2016—Centennial Year

    Key Discussion Points:
    A. What are we celebrating?
    Centennials of Acadia National Park and US National Park Service
    B. What is the brief history of Acadia
    Highlights and tensions?
    Parallels to history of Mount Desert Island and national system?
    C. What do we know about Acadia National Park in 2015
    Key assets
    Current challenges
    Relation to the community, local economy?
    What did we learn when the federal government shut down Acadia?
    Role of Friends of Acadia
    D. How are we celebrating?
    How are the celebrations being planned and coordinated?
    What organizations are involved?
    What are some of the 2016 events you would like to highlight?
    E. What opportunities does the centennial make possible to engage with the park and its mission, and what are the implications for the wider community?

    Guests:

    Jack Russell, Co-chair of the Acadia Centennial Task Force
    Stephanie Clement, Friends of Acadia and member of Acadia Centennial Task Force
    Lynne Dominy, Chief of Interpretation, Acadia National Park, Centennial Lead for park service (by phone) 207 288-2375.
    Julie Veilleaux, Co-Owner, Window Panes in Bar Harbor, FOA Board of Directors, Acadia Centennial Task Force, coordinator of Acadia Centennial products effort (by phone) 207-266-2262

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  • Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Community Science: Schoodic Education and Research Center links researchers, school teachers and students

    Guests:
    Michael Soukup, Director, Schoodic Education and Research Center; Sarah Nelson, Water Research Institute, University of Maine; Ed Lindsey, Science Teacher, Old Town High School; James Townsend and Rachel Callaway, Students, Old Town High School

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Fisher

    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

    Topic: Outdoor Recreation and Health

    What are the trends for outdoor recreation?  What are some of the health benefits?  What is the role of a guide in outdoor exploration?

    Guests:  Sheridan Steele, Superintendent, Acadia National Park;  Darrin Kelly, owner of Andea EcoExpeditions

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