Welcome to the Schoodic Education and Research Center
The Schoodic Institute and Acadia National Park have worked together to create a unique research learning center dedicated to supporting the scientific research in the park, providing professional development for teachers, and educating students to become a new generation of stewards who will help conserve our natural and cultural treasures.
These centers are designed to expand the role of research within our national parks; allow for more informed, science-based management decision-making; and share research results with researchers, local communities, students, educators, and the public. Within Acadia National Park, SERC staff help facilitate research projects throughout the park and, when the results are available, provide opportunities for learners of all ages to discover the park's natural and cultural resources through this research.
The goals of SERC are to:
The Schoodic Education and Research Center campus is located just outside the village of Winter Harbor, Maine. The campus includes varied facilities, from meeting and classroom space to lodging and recreational facilities. Its scenic setting on the rugged coast of the Atlantic Ocean offers easy access to coastline habitat, intertidal zones, and spruce/fir forests, and provides an ideal environment for both research and learning.