Calendar

Jul
26
Wed
Author Talk
Jul 26 @ 4:30 pm

Essayist, teacher and lay minister, Richard Wile, discusses his first novel, Requiem in Stones, which deals with the difficult questions about suffering loss.

Aug
1
Tue
Celebrate Environmental Stewardship with U.S. Senator George Mitchell August 1, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park invites you to celebrate environmental stewardship with former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Please join us for a public presentation and outdoor reception at Rockefeller Hall at 4:00 pm on the Schoodic Institute campus on Schoodic Peninsula. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Call 207-288-1310 for more information.

Aug
4
Fri
Artist Reception for Christopher S. Tietjen’s “The Acadia Series 2014-2017” August 4, 2017, 7 – 10 pm
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us for a very special artist’s reception on August 4th at 7:00 PM to celebrate the opening night of Christopher S. Tietjen’s The Acadia Series: 2014-2017 exhibition at the Schoodic Institute (Moore Auditorium). Christopher S. Tietjen is a Philadelphia based, internationally collected artist who has been exploring and interpreting Maine’s coastal landscapes for over a decade. The Acadia Series: 2014-2017 is the culmination of thousands of hours of dedicated plein-air work, exhibited at the source of his inspiration, Acadia National Park. (www.ChristopherTietjen.com). The evening’s program will include a welcome reception with drinks and desserts, a lecture presentation by the award-winning artist; an audience Q&A moderated by Tietjen’s friend and collector, Laura Cutler; and remarks by President and CEO of the Schoodic Institute, Mark Berry. A percentage of sales will benefit the Schoodic Institute’s mission “to advance ecosystem science and learning for all ages through a unique partnership with Acadia National Park.” No registration is required, but you are encouraged to please RSVP by July 21st to JessicaLager@gmail.com. Event is free and open to the public.

Aug
8
Tue
Schoodic Institute Lecture – Acadia and Points South: Migratory Bats along Eastern Seaboard August 8, 7 – 8 pm
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Schoodic Institute invites the public to an evening program Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM, presented by researcher Zara Dowling. Hoary, silver-haired, and eastern red bats fly hundreds of miles between their southern wintering grounds and summer territory in New England and Canada. With new technology, we are at last beginning to track these elusive creatures over the vast distances they travel. Learn how research at Acadia National Park is providing insight into the lives of these mysterious bats, and how best to conserve them. Zara Dowling has been researching bats at Acadia for the past three years, and received a Schoodic Fellowship grant in 2016. Free and open to the public at Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Institute campus in Winter Harbor.

Aug
16
Wed
Thomas Jefferson Lecture
Aug 16 @ 4:30 pm

Jeffersonian scholar from the University of Virginia and part-time Winter Harbor resident Peter Onuf will give a talk on President Thomas Jefferson. Onuf’s most recent work on Jefferson, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs, was published last year.

Aug
17
Thu
Schoodic Institute Brown Bag Lunch Series: Finding Your Creative Voice – August 17, 12 – 1pm
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Looking to be more creative in your daily life? For anyone who has visited a favorite place over and over, it’s easy to succumb to habit and boredom. It’s even easier to default to photographing the iconic scenes-ones that no doubt offer striking beauty, but often lead to a repeatable, documentary photo “everyone” else has. However, departing from our habits and the popular to find and nurture our own personal creative expression isn’t so easy. Schoodic Institute invites the public to join outdoor photographer & writer Colleen Miniuk-Sperry, August 17, 2017 as she shares insights from her exciting artistic transformation, and how you can rely less on your external surroundings to provide the creative “juice” and how to bring your own to every subject and location. Miniuk-Sperry shares from a photographic perspective, but the ‘how to’ concepts apply to any art form. Learn how to tap into your individuality, collect new ideas and knowledge, and grow over time to not only to develop distinctive visual expressions that represents you as a unique individual, but also how to ensure you will never step in the same river no matter how many times you visit it. Colleen Miniuk-Sperry’s enjoyed a four-week stay as a winter Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park in early 2013. Brown Bag lectures are free and open to the public and held in Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Institute campus in Winter Harbor.

Schoodic Institute Brown Bag Lunch Series: Finding Your Creative Voice – August 17, 12 – 1pm
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Looking to be more creative in your daily life? For anyone who has visited a favorite place over and over, it’s easy to succumb to habit and boredom. It’s even easier to default to photographing the iconic scenes-ones that no doubt offer striking beauty, but often lead to a repeatable, documentary photo “everyone” else has. However, departing from our habits and the popular to find and nurture our own personal creative expression isn’t so easy. Schoodic Institute invites the public to join outdoor photographer & writer Colleen Miniuk-Sperry, August 17, 2017 as she shares insights from her exciting artistic transformation, and how you can rely less on your external surroundings to provide the creative “juice” and how to bring your own to every subject and location.

Schoodic Institute Lecture – Turning Back the Clock on Ocean Declines: Using Historical Ecology in Maine Conservation – August 17, 7- 8 pm
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Schoodic Institute invites the public to an evening presentation Thursday, August 17, 2017 presented by Loren McClenachan, Colby College. Historical marine ecology has revealed long-term, and previously unknown, changes to marine species and ecosystems, providing information relevant to managing and conserving marine resources. This talk will use a variety of examples to demonstrate the ways that historical data can be used to assess long-term ecological change and inform management. No registration required. Free and open to the public at Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Institute campus in Winter Harbor.

Sep
9
Sat
20th Annual Schoodic Scramble
Sep 9 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

The 20th Annual Schoodic Scramble Golf Tournament takes place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Grindstone Neck Golf Course in Winter Harbor. Tournament proceeds will benefit the Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic in Gouldsboro.