Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013: Acadia is now in winter mode, which means that most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mt. road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section,from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Rd., and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Rd. More »
Summer Workshops at Acadia National Park
Contact: Kate Petrie, 207-288-8823
On August 14 and 15, 2007, grade 3-8 teachers, field naturalists, and community educators are invited to join an Acadia education ranger for a one-day workshop or two-day facilitator training for the Leopold Project, curriculum based activities based on the classic work of Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac. The workshop will be held at the national park facility on Schoodic Peninsula beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Fully furnished overnight accommodations are available, and meals, books, and materials are provided. The cost is $60 for one day, or $105 for two days. Scholarships are available.
The course includes fully developed activities to take back to the classroom or facility, and participating teachers can qualify to attend Acadia’s 5th-8th grade residential program. C.E.U.s can be arranged through the University of Maine. Participation is limited to 25 people and pre-registration is required.
On August 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park will partner with Project Learning Tree to offer language arts activities designed to integrate natural resource study into the classroom. The cost is $35, and scholarships are available. C.E.U.s can be arranged through the University of Maine. All K-8 grade teachers, field naturalists, and community educators are welcome to participate. Meals, books, and materials are provided, and a tour of the Schoodic educational facilities will be offered. Participation is limited to 20 people and pre-registration is required. Overnight accommodations are available for an additional fee.
For more details and to pre-register, please contact Kate Petrie at 207-288-8823 or via e-mail.
Did You Know?
The Civilian Conservation Corps performed important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush, setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.