Why is Bar Harbor a good project center location?


Frederick Bianchi: It's a good location for a number of reasons that might seem obvious. Some that aren't so obvious are what happens once the students get here. It's the accumulation of interactions with the people in that park—not just the tourists who enjoy the park and the people the park belongs to, but the people who manage the park—the Acadia Rangers and all the management staff we work with.

One thing sustained throughout time is the dedication of these people at the park—I believe the students pick up on that immediately. They see they're not just doing something that becomes a project that sits somewhere on a shelf in a library; they'll come back years from now and they'll see that the work they did actually changed the park. And it's leading to further change down the road. That's a great takeaway from any project center.