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Beginning May 24, 2021, the Rockefeller Welcome Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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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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September 2021

Project ASCO Field Training

September 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Seal Cove Picnic Area, 675 Cape Road
Seal Cove, ME 04674 United States
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Project ASCO is a way to get communities, organizations, or individuals in Maine to contribute to scientific research into how…

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Mapping the Heavens with Lori Tremblay

September 29 @ 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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Constellation artwork by Lori Tremblay

  In-person registration for this event is now closed.  Additional attendance is possible over Zoom. Join us for a free…

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October 2021

Hawks on the Wing II

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - October 3 @ 11:00 am

Acadia National Park in September is filled with migrating birds. It is the best month to see a great variety…

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Project ASCO Field Training

October 2 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Reid State Park, 375 Seguinland Road
Georgetown, ME 04548 United States
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Project ASCO is a way to get communities, organizations, or individuals in Maine to contribute to scientific research into how…

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Project ASCO Field Training

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Project ASCO is a way to get communities, organizations, or individuals in Maine to contribute to scientific research into how…

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Connecting Plants, Bugs, and Birds

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sieur de Monts Nature Center, Sieur de Monts Road
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
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BioBlitz Thursdays continue! Join the Wendell Gilley Museum and researchers from Schoodic Institute to participate in an ongoing long-term study…

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Tom Curry Pastel Workshop

October 8 @ 8:30 am - October 12 @ 3:30 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Tom Curry, an esteemed Maine coast artist, graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and an experienced teacher, conducts…

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Landscaping for Wildlife with Deborah Perkins

October 12 @ 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 October 12 at 7 PM for a free Tuesday evening lecture with Deborah Perkins, owner of First Light…

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Connecting Plants, Bugs & Birds

October 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sieur de Monts Nature Center, Sieur de Monts Road
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
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BioBlitz Thursdays continue! Join the Wendell Gilley Museum and researchers from Schoodic Institute to participate in an ongoing long-term study…

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Seabirds at Schoodic Point Workshop

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - October 17 @ 11:00 am

In October, the waters off Schoodic Point are filled with migrating waterbirds: loons, sea ducks, and cormorants. A variety of…

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