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The fall season at Acadia: when birds, fruit, and insects join together in a splendor of biodiversity

The fall season is a busy one on the coast of Maine. Birds are migrating through on their way south to warmer climes, many shrubs are producing fruit so that their seed is dispersed prior to winter, and insect populations have their last opportunities to be active before it gets too cold. Precisely when these […]

2018 Acadia National Park Science Symposium

Save the date and join us for the annual Acadia National Park Science Symposium on Saturday, October 20th, 8:45-4:30! The symposium will provide a forum to hear about science taking place in the region and to interact and build collaborations with scientists, students, park staff, and others working in a range of fields. Sessions include:Engaging […]

The Art of Landscape Photography – Schoodic Peninsula, ANP with Ronald Wilson & Bob Bergeron

Explore the quiet side of Acadia National Park: Uncrowded | Unexplored | Unexpected The 2,000-acre Schoodic Peninsula offers a wide array of opportunities to experience Maine’s rugged coast from the cliffs at Raven’s Nest to the summit of Schoodic Head along a spruce and fir trail to the giant slabs of pink granite that extend […]

Hawk Watch (Hawk Migration) atop Cadillac Mountain

Everyday, weather permitting, from 9am to 2pm, until Oct. 8 th . Join Schoodic Institute volunteer counters and Acadia National Park Interpretive Rangers to learn about and see birds of prey migrating along the coast of Maine. The lookout is located 200 yards down the North Ridge Trail from the Cadillac Mountain parking lot. Drop […]

Read the Night Sky

Thank you – This event is NOW FULL Do you want to learn how to “read the night sky”? Join us at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor for a night of sky exploration! Retired science teacher, former park ranger and night sky enthusiast, Linda Penkalski will teach you how to read a sky chart and […]

Use Your Senses to Explore the Natural World

Karen O. Zimmermann is a Maine Master Naturalist and author of “Nightwalk, Using all your senses to explore the Natural World.”  Visit Schoodic Institute for this workshop to learn how to heighten awareness of YOUR senses! This 90 minute workshop, taking place outside, is open to the entire family on Friday, September 7 from 7-8:30 […]

Hawk Watch Season Begins in Acadia

  Birds are on the move across the continent. Shorebirds, songbirds, waders, most are migrating from northerly breeding grounds toward life-sustaining food resources where birds will spend winter some distances to the south.  Birds of prey are also on the move as evidenced by today’s tally atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. This is […]

Painting Schoodic: Plein Air Painting with Philip Frey – SOLD OUT

Thank you. This event is now FULL. Join artist Philip Frey for a unique plein air workshop at Schoodic Institute. Your days will begin early, painting on location in Acadia and Winter Harbor, Maine. To prepare for the next day, demos and critiques will be held during the afternoon session with a break mid-day. Emphasis […]

Lessons from the Great Conservationists of the Past

Schoodic Institute invites the public to a free public lecture by Dr. Larry A. Nielsen, Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University, on August 21, 2018. These are stressful times for conservationists, in Maine and elsewhere. Is Katahdin Wood and Waters National Monument in jeopardy, like those in the West? Are Maine’s beautiful shorelines threatened by […]

Low-Bush Blueberries in a Changing Climate

Schoodic Institute invites the public to a public presentation, Thursday, August 16, 2018 in Wright Hall Room 110 on the Institute campus. With climate change already affecting the state of Maine, it is important to understand how local agricultural products are responding to warming conditions. This summer utilizing an inexpensive passive-warming technique, Schoodic Institute and […]