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  • Students huddle on Acadia's coast exploring intertidal zones.

    Curriculum-based classroom activities and hands-on field experience offer an invaluable learning experience in a unique setting. Situated on the rugged coast of Maine, the campus is accessible to shoreline, wetland, and forest ecosystems and provides a rich educational environment for students.

    Type:
    Institutes and Field Schools
    Duration:
    Three- and four-day long programs are offered mid-September through mid-November.
    Subjects:
    Archaeology, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geography, Geology, Marine Biology
  • The SERC campus offers a rich variety of ecosystems to study.

    Schoodic Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Acadia National Park. Schoodic Institute provides fundraising and logistical support for research activities and educational programs offered by Acadia National Park.

    Type:
    Institutes and Field Schools
    Duration:
    Three hours to four weeks.
    Subjects:
    Archaeology, Art, Biology: Animals, Botany, Earth Science, Ecology, Geology, History, Marine Biology, Science and Technology, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    STEM, place based, Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards
    Keywords:
    science, art, history, botany, biology, ecology, Residential Education, social studies, geology, birds, phenology, citizen science, STEM, place based, Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards
  • The SERC Campus provides access to marine, wetland, and wooded upland habitats.

    SERC’s education mission is to make natural and cultural resource research and data more accessible to students of all ages through placed based and STEM activities. SERC is the Research Learning Center representing studies throughout 14 national park sites in the Northeast and along the Appalachian Trail. Teacher workshops, field trips, and residential education programs are available for grade levels Pre-K through college as well as in-service teacher training in science, math, and art.

    Type:
    Institutes and Field Schools
    Duration:
    Three hours to four weeks.
    Subjects:
    Archaeology, Art, Biology: Animals, Botany, Earth Science, Ecology, Geology, History, Marine Biology, Science and Technology, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    STEM, place based, Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards
    Keywords:
    art, science, history, botany, biology, ecology, Residential Education, social studies, geology, birds, phenology, citizen science, STEM, place based, Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards