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WINTER HARBOR FACILITY TAPPED FOR FEDERAL FUNDING 

Officials with Acadia Partners for Science and Learning say they stand to get $500,000 of federal money in the 2009 Senate Appropriations bill.

They say the funding will be used to expand their programs.

Acadia Partners for Science and Learning links students and teachers with research being done in the park, so they can participate.

Officials say they are training a whole new generation of scientists by engaging them in the research.