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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 […]

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 […]

Read the Night Sky

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 about the many resources available to continue your […]

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 […]

Puffins and Whales Workshop – July 27-28, 2018

Join naturalists from the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company and the Schoodic Institute Bird Ecology Program for a combination puffins and whales workshop. On Day 1, start off with a fresh Maine Lobster Bake followed by an evening presentation on the whales and seabirds of the Gulf of Maine. On Day 2 enjoy a boat […]

The Acadia Bug Project

Citizen scientists conducting real scientific research in Acadia National Park We need your help with scientific research about the bugs that live in Acadia! We want to learn how the number and types of insects in Acadia changes over the summer. We need to know this to understand the role different insects play as food […]

Genetics and Ecology of Diseases in Wild Birds

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Dr. Donald Dearborn of Bates College will present on Genetics and Ecology of Diseases in Wild Birds.   Bringing in some of his own research on the genetics of the avian immune system from Kent Island, he’ll discuss diseases that bird banders frequently encounter, such as pox, and Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis. It promises to be […]

The History of Maine Eiders and Islands in Art

On Friday, June 22, 2018 Brad Allen, a biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will present “The History of Maine Eiders and Islands in Art– 170 years (or so) of Research.”  Brad Allen is a life-long Mainer, leaving only to earn his Master’s at the University of Montana in 1985. He has been employed […]

Lecture: Art of Acadia – Presented by Author Carl Little

Author Carl Little will present a slide talk “Art of Acadia” based on the book of the same name written by him and his brother David. The public lecture will be held on Wednesday, June 20, and begins at 7:00 p.m. in Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus. From Thomas Cole to Richard Estes, many […]