Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013- Acadia is now in winter mode. Most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain Road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section, from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Road, and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Road. More »
Welcome to the Schoodic Education and Research Center
The SERC 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.
Did You Know?
The Guide's Guide to Acadia National Park, originally created to share important information about the park's facilities and natural and cultural resources with commercial guides, is available to the public on this website. The guide contains everything you would want to know about the park. More...