Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

Schoodic Institute is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to advancing ecosystem science and learning for all ages through a unique partnership with Acadia National Park. Contact us at:

Schoodic Institute Announces President and CEO

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Don Kent, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr. Kent has a diverse career in the government, non-profit, and private sectors, facilitating successful conservation initiatives in support of healthy and resilient landscapes for plants, wildlife and people. He succeeds Mark Berry who was the Schoodic Institute leader for three years. Dr. Kent will begin his new duties January 8, 2018.

“I’m both humbled and thrilled to be joining the dedicated group of employees at the Schoodic Institute and its many conservation partners in advancing ecosystem science and life-long learning in collaboration with the National Park Service at Acadia National Park. I am very excited to return to New England and become an active member of the Downeast Maine community.”

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The mission of Schoodic Institute is to guide present and future generations to greater understanding and respect for nature by providing research and learning opportunities through its outstanding Acadia National Park setting, unique coastal Maine facilities, and innovative partnership programs.

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