Schoodic Institute is based within Acadia National Park in a bold physical and inspirational location at Schoodic Point. The Institute supports science and education initiatives throughout the Park and the region and partners with the National Park Service to manage the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus.
Scientists, educators, and citizen scientists of all ages collaborate on the ambitious vision of a better understanding of the biodiversity and resources of all of Acadia National Park and its region. Resource managers at Acadia National Park apply the research to manage Acadia’s ecosystems and rehabilitate landscapes to improve their resiliency in the face of challenging environmental changes.
Schoodic Institute links its research community to powerful educational experiences and to opportunities to reach millions of Park visitors each year, including providing opportunities for youth to learn about and be inspired by the out-of-doors.
The Institute is increasingly an intellectual and economic magnet contributing to the Acadia region. Schoodic Institute provides great benefit to the park and the local economy, with greater impact anticipated in the future.