Education Programs and Partnerships

Innovative partnerships in science education and research are a core strength of Schoodic Institute.  We exist in a close, complex, and strong partnership with Acadia National Park, and have cultivated many other partnerships with scientists, teachers, schools, universities, colleges, agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

In all of our partnerships, Schoodic Institute seeks to facilitate and catalyze contributions to education and research that have potential to provide relevant information of importance to Acadia National Park and the region, or contribute substantially to public understanding and appreciation of science and nature.  We also seek to promote collaboration between researchers, educators, artists, students, and citizen scientists on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus, throughout the park, and across the region.

Schoodic Institute is pleased to welcome schools, colleges, universities, workshops, and other education programs to our campus on Schoodic Point if space is available.

The Schoodic Education and Research Center campus now offers housing and meals for individual researchers, groups and conferences up to 200 people, classrooms, laboratories, and a modern 124-seat auditorium in one of the most inspirational natural settings of any such center in the country. We especially seek opportunities to welcome groups conducting education and research programs connected to our mission and of relevance and importance to Acadia National Park.

If you’d like to explore a possibility for bringing a course or workshop to Schoodic Institute, please contact us. Learn more about our campus HERE.

Schoodic Education Adventure Program

Middle school students (4th through 8th grade) attend the acclaimed multi-day, residential outdoor Schoodic Education Adventure (SEA) programs led on campus by Acadia National Park educators.  Curriculum-based and hands-on field experiences on the rugged coast of Maine offer unparalleled experience for students and an exciting way to build science literacy and enthusiasm. Learn more HERE.


Acadia National Park Ranger Programs

2017 Calendar and Program Descriptions. Learn more HERE.


Curriculum-based Field Trips

The multi-day Schoodic Education Adventure is the signature school education program at Schoodic, but Schoodic District Education Ranger Kate Petrie also leads single-day curriculum-based field trips on a variety of topics, from ecology to cultural history. Learn more HERE.


Research Learning Center

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park partners with the National Park Service to manage the Schoodic Education and Research Center.  Schoodic Education and Research Center is both the name of our physical campus on Schoodic Point, and the name of our partnership as one of 18 National Park Service “Research Learning Centers” across the nation. Learn more HERE.


Acadian Program

The Acadian Program is a summer short course focused on large landscape-scale conservation for the next generation of public, private, and non-profit conservation leaders.The program brings participants from around the world to learn about community‐based, landscape scale conservation using the Downeast Maine and Atlantic Canadian region as a living classroom and laboratory. Learn more HERE.

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