Student Work

Courses at College of the Atlantic encourage creativity and integration across disciplines. Click below to explore recent student work.

Earth in Brackets (blog)

Earth in Brackets is a student-run organization that engages in global environmental politics. Their blog covers the topics of climate change, food security, social movements, and sustainable development.

Vichy Blog

Vichy Trip (blog) 

Ten COA artists share their experiences during the French immersion course, Carnet de Voyage: The Illustrated Travel Journal
(spring 2014) in Vichy, France.

The Restaurant Project (video)

Devin Altobello '13
In the fall of 2012, Devin documented COA students' involvement in a locally sourced pop-up restaurant which served as a fundraiser for Share the Harvest. Students have since produced several similar events.

"Get it Done" [Earth] (video)

Anjali Appadurai '13
In December 2011, Democracy Now! captured Anjali's address to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.

The Water Cycle (narrative)

Eloise Shultz '16
"The Water Cycle," which Eloise wrote as part of Bill Carpenter's creative writing class, also carries influences from the courses White Water, White Paper and Mountain Poets of China and Japan. She has since written a book review for

Sea-level Rise Effects on Selected Acadia National Park and Nesting Seabird Islands (map)

Jane Strader '14
For this poster, Jane used GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to map future high tide lines of 11 islands in the Gulf of Maine.

This Dark Sea (animation)

Moses Bastille '13
"This Dark Sea" is the culminating animation of Moses's research about underwater exploration and deep sea creatures.


Arboretum of Eden (website)

Marketa Doubnerova '13
This online collection features information about College of the Atlantic's on-campus arboretum including printable and interactive maps, a botanical glossary, and species information.

Live at the Gates Auditorium (digital album)

Nathaniel Hilliard '13
The Nathaniel Hilliard Sextet recorded a digital album during their performance of Nathaniel's original compositions.

A Natural History Guide to Birds of Mount Desert Island, Maine (guidebook)

Anna Stunkel '13
As a student, Anna led weekly bird walks around the island. This guide is the culmination of her senior project.

After the ICU (animation)

Riley Thompson '13
As part of her senior project, Riley hand-made an animation about trauma in the Intensive Care Unit and the physiological processes that lead to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

Effects on stable isotopic signatures of the decomposition of tissues (senior project presentation)

Casey Yanos '13
Here, Casey explains her senior project which examined the isotopic signatures of decomposing marine mammal tissues and the effectiveness of alternative lipid extraction techniques.


Plastic in Our Oceans: The story of our persistent pollution problem (senior project presentation)

Marina Garland '12
Marina presents her senior project about marine plastic pollution in Frenchman Bay.

As Above, So Below (senior project presentation)

Joslyn Richardson '12
In this presentation, Josyln's shares excerpts of her animation created using microscopes at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

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