Schoodic Institute is Acadia National Park’s primary partner in science and education. Together, we manage the largest of 18 National Park Service Research Learning Centers in the United States, and are national leaders in the development of new techniques to involve the public in science and conservation.
We support scientific research of importance to the Park, provide professional development for teachers, and help train a new generation of stewards who will help conserve our natural and cultural treasures. Education is integrated with our research programs through citizen science, public programs and events, and information sharing.
Our nonprofit structure allows us the flexibility to support Acadia National Park in creating innovative partnerships such as Second Century Stewardship and the Citizen Science Association.