More work is needed to welcome under-represented communities to Acadia, and all our national parks.
Launched in 1970, AYCC offered teens the opportunity to get work experience, learn about the environment, and work as a team.
Schoodic Education Adventure has connected middle-school students to Acadia’s forests and coastline for three decades.
A reimagined Acadia Youth Conservation Corps gives participants diverse experience working alongside multiple divisions of the park.
The Acadia Teacher Fellows program gives educators tools to cultivate outdoor classrooms.
Creating Tomorrow’s Stewards through a creative blend of virtual, self-guided, and in-person programming.
Education Ranger Mackette McCormack developed a program around climate change that enables students to learn, engage, and problem solve.
Friends of Acadia has long benefited from the talent, energy, and perspective of young people who have served the organization as volunteers, interns, seasonal employees, and participants in programs. In 2019, with the goal of expanding the impact local college students could make on the organization, Friends of Acadia added two visiting student board positions to its Board of Directors.
One of the bright spots during the education crisis created by the pandemic is the increased collaboration between school communities and outside educational partners to find innovative solutions
In 2018, while a member of Friends of Acadia’s Acadia Youth Technology Team (now the Acadia Digital Media Team), Yehyun Kim created a series of portraits of the people that make Acadia possible. A sampling of her work appears on these pages