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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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December 2020

Maine Forum on Outdoor Learning

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Join the Nature Based Education Consortium and other Maine co-hosts to hear from Maine schools about their experience of Outdoor…

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The Future Forests of Coastal Maine

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Coastal Mountains Land Trust and the Camden Public Library present Dr. Nicholas Fisichelli, President and CEO of Schoodic Institute,…

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January 2021

Protected: Acadia Science Symposium Session 2

Monitoring change in Acadia National Park Presentations will be followed by two 15-minute breakout discussion groups (including poster presentations) and…

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February 2021

Our Changing Winters

February 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Seasonal Affective Disorder

February 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dark & cold? Ice & snow? Bring it on! SAD is real, but some dark, cold countries have it figured…

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April 2021

Brown Bag Lunch: Scales & Tails

Holding a tortoise, Photo Credit: Dmytro Siryi

Free and open to the public!  Arrive early, space is limited! Presented by the Chewonki Natural History Program, this event…

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May 2021

Landscaping for Wildlife with Deborah Perkins

Deb Perkins in flowering garden

Join us May 10 at 7 PM for a free Tuesday evening lecture with Deborah Perkins, owner of First Light…

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July 2021

Schoodic by Sea Benefit Cruise

July 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Save the date! Details coming soon for the annual cruise of Frenchman Bay with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. All…

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September 2021

Nature Journaling in Acadia

September 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - September 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

Maine Master Naturalist Tracy Haskell has designed this three-day conference for those wanting to explore all aspects of creating and…

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Mapping the Heavens with Lori Tremblay

Constellation artwork by Lori Tremblay

  Join us for an afternoon and evening event with artist Lori Tremblay as she walks us through the sky…

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