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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. Read the latest campus operations update here.

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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August 2020

Working with the media to communicate your science

August 3 - August 6

A Second Century Stewardship workshop at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting. Conference registration is required to participate. Most…

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1 Plan, 3 Falls

August 11 - August 13

Educators across Maine are approaching a new year with new challenges due to COVID-19. The Community Learning for ME team…

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“Sea to Trees” with the Halcyon String Quartet

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of music and imagery celebrating our cross-system ecology studies of the intertidal zone, coastal forests,…

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September 2020

Painting Workshop with Philip Frey

September 9 @ 8:00 am - September 13 @ 5:00 pm

Plein-Air Painting with Philip Frey With the Schoodic peninsula landscape as our focus, artist Philip Frey will present pivotal lessons…

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Read the Night Sky with Linda Penkalski

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Night sky over Rockeferller Hall

Due to COVID-19 this event has been CANCELLED and may not be rescheduled in 2020.  Please continue to check our…

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October 2020

Sea & Sky: Painting workshop with Carol Douglas

October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 9 @ 5:00 pm

Far from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula has dramatic rock formations, windblown pines, pounding surf and…

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Abstracting the Landscape: Painting Workshop with Philip Frey – NEW DATES 10/6 – 10/10

October 6 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm

Due to COVID-19, this event has been RESCHEDULED to October 6 - 10 from July 15 - 19. Plein-Air Painting…

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Reunion at NSGA Winter Harbor

October 11 - October 13
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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  NCVA-NE invites all members to return to the former navy base in Winter Harbor, Maine, now Schoodic Institute at…

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Tom Curry Pastel Workshop

October 12 @ 8:30 am - October 14 @ 3:30 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Tom Curry Painting

Tom Curry, an esteemed Maine coast artist, graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and an experienced teacher, conducts…

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The Future of Maine’s Trees

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join President & CEO Nick Fisichelli, Catherine Schmitt, and Second Century Stewardship Fellow Jay Wason for a presentation (via Zoom)…

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