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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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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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Reunion at NSGA Winter Harbor – CANCELLED

October 11 - October 13
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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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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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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Maine’s Climate Future: New Time, New Leadership

October 15 @ 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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This event will be held online via Zoom. More details will be posted in October. Maine's Climate Future, a series…

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Acadia Science Symposium

October 21
Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Chris Explaining Rock Pools To Park Visitors

We're doing something different this year. The 2020 Acadia Science Symposium will begin on  Wednesday, October 21, 2020, but will…

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Sea Watch Migration Workshop

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - October 25 @ 10:00 am
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States

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

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April 2021

Brown Bag Lunch: Scales & Tails

April 22, 2021 @ 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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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

May 11, 2021 @ 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 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
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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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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