About The Schoodic Institute

The Schoodic Institute, was created in 2004 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Schoodic Education and Research Center of Acadia National Park. The Schoodic Education and Research Center is one of 20 research learning centers located at national parks across the United States, and is the largest of all these facilities. The Schoodic Education and Research Center is located in Acadia National Park and is dedicated to supporting scientific research in the park and throughout the region, providing professional development for teachers, and educating students to become a new generation of stewards who will help conserve our natural and cultural treasures.

The Schoodic Education and Research Center is co-managed by the National Park Service and the Schoodic Institute.

The mission of Schoodic Institute is to guide present and future generations to greater understanding and respect for nature by providing research and learning opportunities through its outstanding Acadia National Park setting, unique coastal Maine facilities, and innovative partnership programs.

We bring private money together with public resources to support scientific research and education. Our activities include:

Our work depends on donor support. Learn more about how your support will make a difference.


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