The Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) 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.
The goals of the Schoodic Education and Research Center are to:
- facilitate interdisciplinary research that enhances the understanding of the natural and cultural resources of the National Park System and related research at the regional, national, and international levels;
- develop innovative education and stewardship programs designed to translate science into learning for people of all ages and abilities;
- support collaboration and outreach among partners to promote science and learning; and
- provide access to a repository of information and other resources for educators and researchers.