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Beginning May 24, 2021, the Rockefeller Welcome Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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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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June 2021

Acadia’s Plants, Student Naturalists, and a Conservation Movement

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Garland Farm, 475 Bayview Drive
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Schoodic Institute Science Communication Specialist Catherine Schmitt presents at Beatrix Farrand's Garland Farm. In the 1880s, a group of college…

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July 2021

Puffin Day Trip & Picnic III

July 3 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Winter Harbor Marina, 88 Sargent St
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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This event has reached capacity.  Please consider registering for one of our other events. We are offering three special Schoodic…

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Atlantic Puffin & Lobster Overnight II

July 9 @ 5:00 pm - July 10 @ 2:30 pm

Enjoy a dinner of locally caught lobster followed by an evening presentation on seabird conservation in Maine, including an identification…

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Acadia’s Birds & Whales – FULL

July 12 @ 4:00 pm - July 15 @ 2:00 pm

This event has reached capacity and no new registrations are being accepted. This four-day tour is offered to showcase seabirds,…

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Coyote – America’s Song Dog with Geri Vistein

July 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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Part of Schoodic Institute's monthly Brown Bag Lunch series, "Coyote - America's Song Dog" is a presentation by conservation biologist…

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Surf to Turf Subsidies

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Jess Moskowitz of Mount Holyoke College presents her internship research, "Developing field methods to quantify maritime mammal consumption of intertidal…

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Hide and Seek

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Elizabeth Halasz of University of Richmond presents her internship research, "Challenges and recommendations in intertidal crab mark and recapture."  …

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Acadia’s Birds & Whales II

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - July 29 @ 2:00 pm

This four-day tour is offered to showcase seabirds, pelagic birds, and whales. By design there will be two different boat…

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Science Communication and Engagement in a Rapidly Changing World

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Rockefeller Hall, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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On July 26, Schoodic Institute hosts the inaugural Goldstein Lecture to convene and inspire on critical topics for parks, people,…

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Climate, clams, and community

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wright Hall at Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Sophie Chivers of College of the Atlantic presents on her internship research, "A shellfish intern's summer reflections."   Please join…

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