Acadia Teacher Fellows spend six weeks in the summer living and working in Acadia connecting to the rich cultural, natural, and recreational heritage protected by the park. Most of their time involves engaging with park education projects, learning about park resources, and developing lesson plans to use in their classrooms later. The program also provides exposure to a variety of field work performed in the park (e.g., public interpretive programs, research studies, boat and road patrols, trail construction, community outreach, and volunteer projects).
Teacher Fellows develop lesson plans based on their park experience and, when they return to their schools in the fall, share their projects with students and colleagues.
Friends of Acadia helped expand the Acadia’s Teacher Fellows program in 2013 from two teachers to seven and continues to support this valuable learning experience for teachers, schools, and the park.