Schoodic Education Adventure (SEA) Program

Middle school students are scientists when they attend the multi-day, residential outdoor Schoodic Education Adventure (SEA) programs led by Acadia National Park educators. Curriculum-based and hands-on field experiences on the rugged coast of Maine offer an unparalleled experience for students and an exciting way to build science literacy and enthusiasm.

The low-cost SEA program is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and integrated across the Common Core, including programs in math, science, social studies, language arts, physical education, health, and art.

Students use – and contribute to – real scientific research taking place in Acadia. Students practice small-group cooperation and communication skills while attending both ranger and teacher instruction against a backdrop of Schoodic Point’s shoreline, wetlands, and forests.

A well-stocked teacher’s library is available on site, providing prepared kits about diverse topics. Teachers also have the freedom to bring their own related lessons. See a complete list of standard available programs.

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SPRING 2024 – Thanks to a grant through the Maine Department of Education’s Maine Outdoor Learning Initiative (MOLI), funding is available to support middle school classes attending the SEA program this spring. Please reach out here – space is limited. Text reads: ARP ESSER funds received from the USDOE support the implementation of this opportunity. The Maine DOE is administering awards totaling $6.6 million dollars, of which 100% is federally funded and directly attributed to project implementation. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by the USDOE or the U.S. Government.

A history of SEA, presented by Kate Petrie of Acadia National Park: