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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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April 2021

Brown Bag Lunch: Scales & Tails (Virtual Event)

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Holding a tortoise, Photo Credit: Dmytro Siryi

Please note this is a virtual and registration is required. Free and open to the public!  Register early, space is…

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Landscape of Change: A Call to Action

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sieur de Monts Nature Center, Sieur de Monts Road
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
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Join the Landscape of Change partners Mount Desert Island Historical Society, Schoodic Institute, Acadia National Park, College of the Atlantic,…

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Workshop on conducting and communicating research in Acadia

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Session 6 of the Acadia National Park Science Symposium is a virtual workshop on research permits, reporting, data sharing, and…

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May 2021

Whittle a Warbler with Gilley Museum’s Master Carver Steve Valleau

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Yellow-Rumped Warbler Carving

As warblers migrate through Maine this May, join us outside at Schoodic Institute to carve your own yellow-rumped warbler in…

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Bird Sound Recording Workshop with Greg Budney

May 17 @ 8:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm

This 4-day intensive workshop will use a blend of virtual instruction, field recording practice at a location of your choosing,…

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Be Woods Wise with Michael Jensen

May 20 @ 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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photo of maine forest trees

Part of Schoodic Institute's monthly Brown Bag Lunch series, "Be Woods Wise" is a presentation by Michael Jensen, District Forester…

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Puffin & Warbler Overnight

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - May 22 @ 2:30 pm

Join Seth Benz, Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program Director, for an in-depth look at the ecology of an active seabird…

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Puffin & Warbler Overnight II

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - May 23 @ 2:30 pm

Join Seth Benz, Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program Director, for an in-depth look at the ecology of an active seabird…

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Puffin & Warbler Overnight III

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - May 25 @ 2:30 pm

Join Seth Benz, Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program Director, for an in-depth look at the ecology of an active seabird…

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Watercolors, Birds and Shorelines with the Gilley Museum and Erika Rosso

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Erika Rosso

Join the Wendell Gilley Museum and artist Erika Rosso for a watercolor class to explore the process of Plein Air…

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