The History of Scientific Exploration in Eastern Coastal Maine

Posted Aug. 27, 2013, at 8:51 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:53 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 6 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Eagle Hill Institute, 59 Eagle Hill Rd., Steuben, Maine

For more information: Jason Wimbiscus; 207-546-2821;

University of Maine English professor Catherine Schmidt will discuss how the unique environmental and geologic setting of eastern Maine has attracted scientists since the early 1800s, and profile some key figures in this history, including The Champlain Society, a group of young naturalists whose visits to eastern Maine in the 1880s inspired the creation of Acadia National Park.