hands-on learning

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

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

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

PhToM: Phenology Trackers of Maine and the Downeast Phenology Trail

  Phenology is the study of plant and animal life cycle events; including flowering and fruiting of plants, emergence of insects, and migrations of birds. It is nature’s calendar. In the northeast, millions of songbirds migrate south every fall along the coastline. As they travel the long distances needed to reach their southern destinations they

National Junior Ranger Day

Celebrate spring with a field day full of free, family activities and events. National Jr. Ranger and International Bird Day are geared toward children ages 12 and under and accompanied by an adult. Rain or Shine! Begin the adventure at Eliot Hall on the Schoodic institute campus. Explore the forest and be a salamander sleuth,

Schoodic Institute Offers Two-day Citizen Science Workshops

  Schoodic Institute is offering free two-day practical, hands-on workshops featuring dynamic instruction, real-world case studies, project framing, giving and getting feedback—all for designing or refining your citizen science project(s). Learn from experts and each other as you apply principles of good citizen science design to a project you bring to the workshop (if you