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***Note March 16, 2020: For the health and safety of visitors and staff, the Rockefeller Welcome Center is closed until further notice.

Schoodic Institute is part of a community vision for a revitalized Schoodic Peninsula that includes a focus on the arts, science, and education. When the U.S. Navy closed their Winter Harbor base on Schoodic Point in 2002, they turned the property back to the National Park Service, along with lodging, dining, and recreational facilities that now make up the largest of 18 National Park Service Research Learning Centers.

Visitors can view the Acadia National Park Welcome Center exhibits and gift shop in historic Rockefeller Hall, experience the surf at Schoodic Point, and explore miles of hiking trails and bicycle paths. The National Park Service also offers public programs during the summer months.Please note that an entrance pass is required when visiting Acadia National Park between May and October.

Our completely renovated year-round campus includes classrooms, laboratories, and a modern 124-seat auditorium surrounded by wild, rugged shorelines and thousands of acres of evergreen forest. Campus infrastructure enables us to convene and host public events, and provides an inspirational setting for education and art programs, workshops, and conferences. Schoodic Institute offers the most comprehensive meeting facilities in eastern Maine, attracting individuals and groups from all over the globe.

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April 2020

Brown Bag Lunch: Scales & Tails – POSTPONED

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Holding a tortoise, Photo Credit: Dmytro Siryi

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, this event has been POSTPONED.  The rescheduled event date has yet to be determined.…

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May 2020

Maine Wonders with Zoe Weil

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Zoe Weil with Dogs

Join us May 12 at 7 PM for a free Tuesday evening lecture with Zoe Weil, president for the Institute…

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ServSafe® Manager Certification Classes and Exam provided by On Focus Solutions

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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photo of lobster claw stew

The ServSafe® Manager’s Certification program is the industry’s leading food safety and training and certification program and is a key…

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Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Cover of Ahab's Rolling Sea

Richard J. King presents Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of "Moby-Dick," a book for all the naturalists, mariners, and readers…

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Boreal Big Day

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - May 27 @ 5:00 pm

Acadia Birding Festival Field Trip Special field trip in advance of the Acadia Birding Festival. Visit the festival website for…

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Acadia Mindfulness Walk with Jen Harry

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Slow down, unplug, relax and connect to yourself and to nature in a new way by exploring and fully experiencing…

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June 2020

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) by SOLO

June 2 @ 8:00 am - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Accidents happen.  People get hurt, sick, or lost.  The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. …

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Landscaping for Wildlife with Deborah Perkins

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Deb Perkins in flowering garden

Join us June 9 at 7 PM for a free Tuesday evening lecture with Deborah Perkins, owner of First Light…

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Acadia Birds by Land and Sea I

June 12 @ 3:00 pm - June 16 @ 10:00 am

These experiences are designed to explore the habitats of the Downeast Acadia Region, focusing on terrestrial birding hotspots and near-shore…

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Brown Bag Lunch: Practice Mindfulness in Nature

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Join expert Mindfulness Coach Jen Harry at noon on June 18 for a fun and engaging talk on Mindfulness Practice…

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