Capture the Beauty of Acadia

Join artist Kevin Beers for this summer retreat in Acadia. The workshop will be open to all levels of skill and experience. Kevin will talk about how to organize and design your composition and how to mix colors to match what you see. You will sharpen your drawing skills, again training your eyes to see

Schoodic Peninsula Shoreline Cleanup

The public is invited to the Acadia National Park Schoodic Peninsula Shoreline Cleanup, Monday, June 4, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 12 noon. Meet at Frazer Point Picnic Area, Winter Harbor, ME. No registration is required. • All participants must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes • Long pants, a hat, and sunglasses are recommended, along with

OceansWide Scuba Science Summer Camp

OceansWide is accepting applicants for the 2017 program. Students will spend eight days on the coast of Maine nurturing a love and understanding of the ocean and science through hands-on learning and research. More information at Who: 14 years of age and older. Where: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, Maine When: July 9 – 21,

Artists reflect on challenges, techniques and experiences at Acadia Retreat.

Last week artists traveled to Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park for seven days of creative adventure at the rocky shores and rich maritime forests of Schoodic Point.  Four Master Artists and several ranger/naturalists led programs focusing on the maritime forest and coastal ecology in this quiet yet spectacular area of the coast near Winter

Summer Acadia Artist Retreat 2017

Join other artists for a creative adventure at the rocky shores and rich maritime forests of Schoodic Point at Acadia National Park.  Four Master Artists and several ranger/naturalists will be your program leaders for a week of inspiration focusing on the maritime forest and coastal ecology in this quiet yet spectacular area of the coast near Winter Harbor,

Acadia Winter Festival 2017

Find your winter! Registration is now available for the Acadia Winter Festival 2017! February 10 -12, 2017. Visit HERE to learn more about Schoodic Institute events and programs. Meals and lodging registration is available. Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Acadia Winter Festival? We welcome you to visit HERE to learn more about sponsorship packages and benefits. Downloadable commitment

Get Your Senior Pass to Acadia National Park!

The National Park Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass provides access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites, including Acadia National Park. The Senior Pass will be on sale at the Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor, Maine town offices, and Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park on select dates in February and March. The lifetime

Black-capped Chickadees Lead the 2016 Bird-Banding Effort

Visitors to Schoodic Point this fall, if attuned to bird sounds, were greeted by the familiar calls of two of our most recognizable birds. “Chick-a- dee-dee- dee” and “Yank – yank – yank”– the respective calls of the Black-capped Chickadee and Red-breasted Nuthatch. Hardly a minute of silence would pass before one or the other

October Science Symposium Shares Park Research

The 2016 Acadia National Park Science Symposium was held at Schoodic Institute on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. This year’s symposium was attended by over 100 researchers, students, and park staff, and offered opportunities to discuss science and the latest research taking place in and beyond park boundaries.  The symposium featured five invited speakers and 45 posters

Spring beginning earlier in Acadia and across National Park System

US national parks – from Alaska to Maine and the Caribbean – are already experiencing climate change. A new study co-authored by Schoodic Institute Forest Ecology Program Director, Nick Fisichelli, finds that spring is also beginning earlier across the National Park System. Of 276 parks examined, spring is advancing in three-quarters, and half are experiencing “extreme”