About Schoodic Education and Research Center Institute
The Schoodic Education and Research Center Institute, or SERC 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 (SERC) is one of 19 research learning centers located at national parks across the United States, and is the largest of all these facilities. SERC 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.
SERC is co-managed by the National Park Service and SERC Institute.
The mission of SERC 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:
- Raising money to provide direct support for park research
- Providing logistic support for research activities and on-campus educational programs offered by Acadia National Park
- Directing a professional development program for teachers that introduces them to research at Acadia National Park and helps them use this research in classroom science instruction
Our work depends on donor support. Learn more about how your support will make a difference.
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Events at SERC
Friday, June 21, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm