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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

Rockweed: Foundation species, harvestable resource

October 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) is a common Maine intertidal alga. Rockweed offers habitat to invertebrates, fish, and birds and has been…

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Reunion at NSGA Winter Harbor – CANCELLED

October 11, 2020 - October 13, 2020
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, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join President & CEO Nick Fisichelli, Catherine Schmitt, and Kate Miller of the National Park Service for a presentation (via…

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Maine’s Climate Future: New Time, New Leadership

October 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States

 Maine's Climate Future, a series of reports published in 2009, 2015, and 2020, attempted to make information and awareness of…

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Acadia Science Symposium

October 21, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
Chris Explaining Rock Pools To Park Visitors

The 2020 Acadia Science Symposium began on  Wednesday, October 21, 2020, and will continue into 2021 in multiple, virtual events…

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November 2020

Indigenous Methodologies: Old Collections, New Analyses

November 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Pre-European archaeological sites in U.S. National Parks reflect the unique and fragile heritage of North America’s Indigenous peoples. Acadia National…

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Winter Bird Count Warm Up

November 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m., the Belfast Free Library and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will co-host a virtual program…

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December 2020

Maine Forum on Outdoor Learning

December 2, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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January 2021

Monitoring change in Acadia National Park

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Acadia Science Symposium Session 2 Presentations will be followed by two 15-minute breakout discussion groups (including posters and other media)…

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