Tag Archives: acadia national park

Outdoor Dutch Oven Cooking

Winter doesn’t mean the end of outdoor camp cooking! With Ed Pontbriand’s instruction on Sunday, February 10, 2019, participants will learn how to prepare tasty, hearty meals in a dutch oven over an open fire. Cook a variety of food then enjoy what you’ve created. Ed is retired from the National Park Service after serving […]

Nature Journaling with Tanya Rucosky

Looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors and art at the same time? Learn to explore and record the natural world in a Nature Journaling class with instructor Tanya Rucosky. Touch upon drawing, painting and writing skills while exploring the natural history of our region. Learn more about what you are seeing in the […]

Winter Waterfowl Tour Along the Schoodic Auto-Loop

Each winter near shore wintering waterfowl can easily be spotted from the auto pull-off points. Common Loon, Guillemot, Black Duck, Eiders, Cormorants are expected sightings. We will search for Dovekie, Murre, Razorbill and more. There’s always a chance of predatory birds such as Snowy Owl and Bald Eagle. Forest bird sightings are also possible. Limited […]

Painting the Winter Landscape with Kevin Beers

Spend time really looking at a gorgeous  winter landscape! Dig in and see and capture it in a deeper and more intimate way. In this workshop you will spend time exploring the lovely winter landscape of Acadia and then work to capture that special quality in the comfort of a warm studio. Please bring an […]

Institute Staff and Techs Attend 2018 ANP Science Symposium

  The Acadia National Park Science Symposium was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Over 100 people attended the event held at The College of the Atlantic – many being students with an interest in research and science in Acadia National Park. Schoodic Institute staff and field technicians were attendees and presenters. Diana Gurvich (pictured below) […]

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 […]

Guest Blog: Migration Watch from Schoodic Point

  Guest Blog by Earl Johnson Now I’ve never been exactly what you’d call a morning person, but five days a week, I crawl out of my bed (or camper or sleeping bag as is sometimes the case), and find my way to Schoodic Point half an hour before the sun comes up.  Technically I […]

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 […]