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|1749||Cēsu Pluriversitāte: (un)learning through the landscape, June 28, 2020|
In the midst of the current climate (COVID) our orbit has become smaller, but not less valuable. Limitations can bring to the surface observations that would not have been visible before. The familiar paths within the neighborhood hold unnoticed details, questions, and knowledge. Landscapes consist of natural and human shaped relics that mark human values and skills. However, the familiar sometimes feels so known that we stop observing the way new landscapes draw curiosity. Can we unlearn the knowledge that clouds our minds for new thinking? When we aim for a deeper connection with the outer we can also better understand the inner landscape. They are inseparable and by changing one - we shape both. [show more]
|1243||Sea Level Rise Modeling using GIS: MDI|
Report on projected sea level rise in various parts of Mount Desert Island, Maine, containing high-quality GIS maps.
An Evening Grosbeak perched on a branch.
|1711||Home, April 26, 2020|
A photo lyrical essay on the idea of "home," based on the fact that the college shut down and asked students to go "home".
|1756||A Human Ecology Film, November 11, 2020|
"This piece is a commentary on the many different and shifting facets of our life in 2020. In short, we try to create this commentary by juxtaposing all the things that are happening at this moment in time. To do this we’ve overlaid videos that we’ve taken around College of the Atlantic campus and Acadia with found footage, poetry we wrote, and piano improvised for this specific video." -Isaiah Osborn
|2007||Pandemic diary excerpts from Susan G. Letcher, Professor of Plant Biology|
A transcription of Susan's journal entries from March 17-April 8, 2020.
|1748||COVID letters from John Anderson, Professor of Zoology, Ecology, Animal Behavior|
A series of e-mails sent by John to current and former advisees during the pandemic.
|1747||The 4th of July, 2020|
A short personal reflection on the fourth of July during Stephanie's summer internship on a farm at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, CO.
|2178||Dorr Museum of Natural History Dedication Ceremony Brochure|
A brochure describing the history, vision statement, and context in the College of the Atlantic community of the Dorr Museum, as well as information about the dedication ceremony held for the Dorr Museum on July 27, 2000.
|2174||The Museum of Natural History|
The Museum of Natural History An informational pamphlet describing the history and educational programming of the Dorr Museum of Natural History.
|2184||The Natural History Museum (1982 brochure)|
An illustrated informational brochure from 1982 describing the Dorr Museum's summer programs, traveling exhibits, relationships with cooperating institutions, and general visitor information.
|2181||Natural History Museum Traveling Outreach Programs, 1988-1989|
The Natural History Museum 1988-1989 "The Natural History Museum at College of the Atlantic is open to visitors during the academic year by reservation only. The Museum offers many unique learning opportunities through its exhibits. Find out how a small oil spot killed the off-shore Razorbill; Encounter a Black Bear tolerating a swarm of bees to get to the honey; Discover how Atlantic Puffins set up home on the rocky coast of Maine. FIELD TRIPS The Natural History Museum at College of the Atlantic sponsors participatory outreach programs for schools, colleges, museums, and other organizations during the academic year. Our traveling programs include: Whales-on-Wheels When you request our Whales-on-Wheels program, you accept the challenge of fitting together a 20-foot-long jigsaw puzzle: the backbone of a Minke Whale. Whales-on-Wheels requires a room at least 30 feet long with movable desks and chairs. Birds-on-Wings How do owls fly noiselessly? Why do birds migrate? You will explore these and other questions when you schedule our traveling collection of wings, feathers, skulls, mounts, and study skins. Through participatory activities, participants will study bird behavior, adaptations, and predator-prey relationships. The Naugahyde Whale ... is a 10-foot-long foam and fabric replica of a Pilot Whale. Unzip its skin to reveal removable muscles, bones, and organs, and then put it back together. [show more]
|2186||The Origins of Our Permanent Exhibits: A Self-Guided Informational Tour|
This illustrated brochure from the Dorr Museum of Natural History describes the origin, fabrication process, and creators of permanent exhibits in the museum.
|2180||Discover the Natural World of Maine|
The George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History Art: Blue Mussels, by Sarah Drummond At the Museum Wildlife Exhibits Detailed dioramas created by COA students depict the plant and animal life of coastal Maine. Hands-on Materials Children of all ages can touch, smell, listen and create while learning about our environment. Baleen, fur, wings and skulls are available to touch. Interpretive Programs Museum staff lead a variety of activities encouraging the entire family to participate in natural history learning. Summer Events Evening lectures, book signings and slide presentations on a wide variety of topics. Summer Field Studies Under the supervision of environmental educators, children investigate the ecology of Mount Desert Island's tidepools, forests, mountaintops and ponds. Group Tours Schools and community groups are welcome to arrange a variety of special programs through the museum. [show more]
|2187||The Shoreline Nature Trail|
This brochure from the Dorr Museum of Natural History describes points of interest, natural features, and ecological information about the Shoreline Nature Trail.
|2175||Shoreline Nature Trail|
Shoreline Nature Trail An informational brochure from the Dorr Museum describing some aspects of the ecology of the Shoreline Nature Trail, such as intertidal life, decay, ferns, and geology.
|2183||The Natural History Museum at College of the Atlantic|
An informational brochure describing the Dorr Museum of Natural History's summer programs, general visitor information, workshops, study collection, curriculum materials, and relationship with the College of the Atlantic.
|2176||Natural History Outreach Programs for Schools & Community Groups|
A brochure describing the Dorr Museum's outreach programs for schools and community groups.
|2296||Such a Frail Bark|
During the fall of 1982, the COA Oral History Workshop collected and prepared oral history interviews documenting COA's founding and early years. For her senior project, Bethany Arownow '83 edited these interviews into a booklet entitled "Such a Frail Bark". The book is fascinating and contains photographs of Kaelber Hall and people instrumental in COA's birth and life.
|1586||Science Laboratories & Studio/Classrooms, College of the Atlantic|
4 sheets Floor plans for the science labs, art studios, and classroom of the Arts and Sciences Building designed by faculty members Harris Hyman and Stewart Brecher.
|1630||Illustrative Garden and Landscape Plan, Student Housing District|
1 sheet Printed color illustrative garden and landscape plan for the student housing district, including new student housing, Seafox and Sea Urchins.
|1644||Alterations to The Turrets, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine|
1 sheet First floor plan.
|1629||Illustrative Site Plan, New Student Housing Courtyards|
2 sheets Printed color illustrative site plans for the courtyards of new students housing area, including Seafox and Sea Urchins.
|1579||Maintenance Building, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine|
1 sheet Site plan and elevations drawn in pencil with some color on a single sheet of mylar by Harris Hyman of Stewart Brecher Architects.
|1667||College of the Atlantic Site Planning|
Five color-coded sheets showing plans for vehicle and people circulation, buildings and landscape.