SERC Institute manages the Schoodic Education Research Center (SERC) for Acadia National Park. SERC's mission is to facilitate education and research in order to promote the understanding, protection, and conservation of natural and cultural resources of the National Park System. The Institute also supports related research and education that looks beyond the NPS, working at regional, national, and international levels.
Much of the activity on the SERC campus is connected directly to the mission of SERC Institute -- providing housing and workspace for researchers and educational programs related to conservation. But the Institute also works with partner organizations that wish to use the SERC facilities for their own meetings and programs when those activities are consistent with the mission.
The SERC facilities are available to groups such as the Maine Warden Service for training sessions. The Institute has also provided meeting and lodging space for faculty retreats for a number of colleges and universities. Scientists and fishermen have used SERC for a multi-day meetings on the conservation of fishing stocks. Resource managers from military bases from all across the U.S. have stayed and met at SERC in order to work together on conservation issues. Each of these groups has brought its own programs to SERC and has found that SERC's meeting, lodging, and dining facilities provide excellent support for those programs.
If your organization is interested in bringing people together for a meeting, retreat, or training program on the SERC campus, the following sections will introduce you to the facilities and will describe the fee structure for meetings and overnight stays. If you would like additional information, please complete the printable inquiry form that can be mailed to SERC Institute.