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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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August 2021

Advanced Placement Summer Institutes Week 2

August 1 - August 6
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, endorsed by the College Board, hosts a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers,…

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Advanced Placement Summer Institutes Week 3

August 8 - August 13
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, endorsed by the College Board, hosts a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers,…

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Sea & Sky: Painting workshop with Carol Douglas

August 8 @ 8:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 pm
Jack Pine Painting

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

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A worm’s ‘clam’ to fame

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Anna Lee of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry presents her internship research, "Measuring the relationship between marine worm…

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Intertidal Synthesis

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ben Capuano of College of the Atlantic presents his internship research, "Exploring a century of marine demographics in Acadia National…

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(POSTPONED) American Covenant: National Parks, Their Promise, and our Nation’s Future

August 10 @ 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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Michael Soukup

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE OFFERED AT A LATER DATE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST…

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Do I Know You? Harbor Seal Identification with Gale McCullough

August 19 @ 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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Mother and pup harbor seal in seaweed

Join us Thursday, August 19th at noon, in person or remotely over Zoom for a presentation by marine mammal enthusiast…

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An Introduction to Project ASCO

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum, or “Asco”) is the dominant species in most of the rocky intertidal zone of Maine and provides…

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Acadia’s Birds by Land & Sea II

August 20 @ 4:00 pm - August 24 @ 2:00 pm

Explore a variety of habitats in the Downeast Acadia Region, focusing on terrestrial birding hotspots and nearshore waters of the…

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2021 Maine Outdoor Film Festival

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival for an evening of outdoor adventure and conservation films under the stars at Schoodic…

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