education

Bird Woodcarving Demo: Block to Kingfisher

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, gather around avid birder, artist, and woodcarver Ed Hawkes as he explains and demonstrates the process  of woodcarving true-to-life birds. View some of his work currently on display, and bring your questions. This program is free and no registration is required. Program runs from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm in

Winter Nature Walk: How plants & animals survive the winter

Learn how different plants and animals survive the winter. Join staff scientists Nick Fisichelli, Seth Benz, and Hannah Webber for an entertaining and informative 2-hour winter hike, Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Dress for the weather! Optional: Bring binoculars – you never know what you might see! Participation is limited.

Schoodic Institute Education Research: A New Take on Teacher Leadership

By Catherine Schmitt, Science Communication Specialist   Over the course of his work with schools, teachers, and communities to engage students in locally relevant science, Schoodic Institute Education Research Director Bill Zoellick realized the importance of teacher leaders as partners who can amplify the work of Schoodic Institute is doing and make it sustainable. Teachers

Eighty Citizen Scientists Trained this Summer

  Over the course of two months we have trained over 80 citizen scientists from around the world on how to use Nature’s Notebook, iNaturalist, and eBird– three free fun and easy citizen science tools that anyone can use. We have citizen scientists helping us and our partners collect data on our Downeast Phenology Trail.

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

Lessons from the Great Conservationists of the Past

Schoodic Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Larry A Nielsen to campus, Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Dr. Nielsen’s presentation is entitled ‘Lessons from the Great Conservationists of the Past’ and is offered free and opened to the public. The program begins at 7:00 PM in Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus. Nielsen’s book, “Nature’s Allies”

Schoodic Institute announces Board Chair

  Schoodic Institute is pleased to announce current board member Dr. David Ellwood has been named Schoodic Institute Board Chair, replacing retiring and current Board Chair Alan Goldstein. Dr. Ellwood’s depth of knowledge and expertise in the fields of public policy, and education, will help Schoodic Institute in its mission to promote science literacy and environmental stewardship

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Join us for the first Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Downeast Maine! This FREE Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest film festival of its kind. It will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to make a difference in your community and the world. There will be hot dogs, burgers, fries, ice cream,

Forest Ecology Field Techs Get to Work

  Forest ecology field interns have had a busy two weeks since arriving for the summer. Catch up with some of their work, and see a few observations made along the way! Techs stumbled upon a juvenile eastern newt, or red eft as they are aptly named, while completing their plant phenology trail through the

A Great Day in the Mud: Seeing What is Possible

  By Bill Zoellick, Schoodic Institute Education Research Director On a recent Wednesday when we had a good, mid-day low tide, I was reminded why I do what I do. Eighteen sixth and seventh grade students from the Edna Drinkwater School in Northport joined me in setting up experimental plots on a clam flat that will allow them to