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  • August 1

    COA’s week-long ideas festival welcomes experts from around the world to share their perspectives on some of the most pressing issues of our time. The 2022 institute, Our One and Only Ocean, includes National Geographic Explorers, archeologists, artists, marine farmers, musicians, and more.


  • July 11
    College of the Atlantic is adding a northern Maine wilderness center to its operations and in the process the life’s work of two alumnx is gaining permanence for future generations.
  • June 14
    The beauty, promise, and perils of our greatest commons are the focal points of the 2022 College of the Atlantic Summer Institute: Our One and Only Ocean, held in partnership with The National Geographic Society.
  • June 10 College of the Atlantic Commencement Ceremony held on the Campus of COA in Bar Harbor, Maine on S...
    Hundreds of friends and family members fill the College of the Atlantic campus to commemorate the school’s 49th commencement ceremony.
  • June 1
    Ornithologist and conservationist Eleanor Gnam ’23 is the recipient of a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship.
  • May 25
    Nearly 80 students, from 20 states and 14 nations, will be granted Bachelor of Arts degrees in human ecology, and two students will receive Master of Philosophy degrees in human ecology, during College of the Atlantic’s 49th commencement ceremony.
  • May 23 Crowned+Plover by Desmond Beach (fragment)
    Contemporary artists Desmond Beach and E. Saffronia Downing will bring unique curricular offerings and new energy to campus and the broader community.
  • May 16

    Tess Moore ’23 plans and implements a novel independent study to take advantage of an accidental catch and promote important shark research.

  • May 16
    College of the Atlantic students share original research and network with professionals at the largest annual natural history gathering in the northeast. 

  • May 6
    A passion for amphibians has landed Jasper White ’22 a prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. White will travel the globe for a year to research a disease that’s driving many frog populations to extinction, while also working with community-led conservation organizations to understand and address our moral obligation to threatened species.