Gill talks with Down East about her favorite place

Jacquelyn Gill recently talked with Down East Magazine about her favorite place — Gorham Mountain in Acadia National Park. The University of Maine paleoecologist first experienced the park as an eighth-grader on a field trip. When she was a student at the College of the Atlantic, the park was a classroom, laboratory, gorgeous recreation area and place of discovery. Gill now shares stories with park visitors with iSWOOP — Interpreters and Scientists Working on Our Parks. “So it’s just a great opportunity to show people not only how the park works and how the natural systems operate, but also that Acadia is an active place — it’s not just some sort of preserved snapshot,” she says.