Visit Schoodic

The Rockefeller Welcome Center will close for the season at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021, and will re-open in May 2022.

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 2021

Project ASCO Field Training

October 2 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Reid State Park, 375 Seguinland Road
Georgetown, ME 04548 United States
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Project ASCO is a way to get communities, organizations, or individuals in Maine to contribute to scientific research into how…

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Project ASCO Field Training

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Project ASCO is a way to get communities, organizations, or individuals in Maine to contribute to scientific research into how…

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Connecting Plants, Bugs, and Birds

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sieur de Monts Nature Center, Sieur de Monts Road
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
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BioBlitz Thursdays continue! Join the Wendell Gilley Museum and researchers from Schoodic Institute to participate in an ongoing long-term study…

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Tom Curry Pastel Workshop – CANCELLED

October 8 @ 8:30 am - October 12 @ 3:30 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Unfortunately this event has been CANCELLED. Tom Curry, an esteemed Maine coast artist, graduate of the Rhode Island School of…

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Landscaping for Wildlife with Deborah Perkins

October 12 @ 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 October 12 at 7 PM for a free Tuesday evening lecture with Deborah Perkins, owner of First Light…

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Connecting Plants, Bugs & Birds

October 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sieur de Monts Nature Center, Sieur de Monts Road
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
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BioBlitz Thursdays continue! Join the Wendell Gilley Museum and researchers from Schoodic Institute to participate in an ongoing long-term study…

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Seabirds at Schoodic Point Workshop

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - October 17 @ 11:00 am

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

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Artist Workshop: Capture the Beauty of Acadia – Plein Air Painting with Kevin Beers – CANCELLED

October 18 @ 3:00 pm - October 22 @ 4:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Unfortunately, this event has been CANCELLED. Join artist Kevin Beers for this fall retreat in Acadia. The workshop will be…

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Acadia National Park Science Symposium

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Climate Adaptation Using Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD): Examples in Acadia National Park and Bandelier National Monument The Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD) framework helps managers…

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Ecology at Schoodic Institute: 2021 Poster Session

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

Join us on Tuesday, October 19, at 4 p.m. via Zoom, when Schoodic Institute Ecology Technicians present posters of selected…

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