Schoodic Institute is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to guiding present and future generations to greater understanding and respect for nature by providing research and learning opportunities through its outstanding Acadia National Park setting, unique coastal Maine facilities, and innovative partnership programs.
Schoodic Institute is based within Acadia National Park in a bold physical and inspirational location at Schoodic Point. The Institute supports science and education initiatives throughout the Park and the region and partners with the National Park Service to manage the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus.
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is honored to contribute to celebrating Acadia’s Centennial. Our contributions to the Centennial will focus on celebrating the significance of Acadia National Park from a scientific and educational perspective. Natural science has been central to Acadia’s story since its founding, and remains essential to understanding and preparing for the challenges our Park and region will face during its next 100 years.
In 2016 Schoodic Institute will continue and expand our partnerships in science, citizen science, and education for the Centennial, and partner with others to help share stories about science in Acadia. Signature citizen science programs such as Hawkwatch and the BioBlitz will give the public opportunity to contribute to science.
In March, we will team up with ANP and Camp Beech Cliff to offer fun activities to help people discover and explore the natural world in winter at the Acadia Winter Festival.
The keynote speech at the 2016 Acadia Science Symposium, “Let’s be realistic about sustainability,” will be presented by Dr. William H. Schlesinger and featured in the Acadia Centennial Science Seminar Series. The Symposium will provide opportunities for researchers, educators, and natural resource managers to learn about the latest research underway in and near Acadia.
The Schoodic Education Adventure, Acadia’s signature residential education experience for middle school students, will incorporate celebration of Acadia’s Centennial into the program.
Other initiatives under development will be announced as the Centennial approaches.