College of the Atlantic has been offering summer courses and workshops for close to 40 years. Our goal is to educate and inspire life-long, experiential learning through “hands-on” courses that appeal to both new and our ever-growing list of returning participants. Learning will include on-campus studio or lab work, informal discussions or lectures, and field trips out and about in Mount Desert Island’s picturesque Acadia National Park and the outer islands of Frenchman Bay.

Join other learners in 2020 for an instructive summer course!

August 2-15    Field Botany: Plants of New England - eligible for COA credit and open to all ages
August 9-15    Plein-Air Watercolor Painting with Rob Finn

From Capture to Print: Digital Photography & Photoshop in Acadia National Park will return in 2021! 

Announcing a new partnership with the Center for Wildlife Studies!

The Center for Wildlife Studies is a nonprofit organization that promotes wildlife conservation and education through research and specialized training. This summer they are offering five one-week short courses in practical wildlife research & management skills here at College of the Atlantic. Courses are eligible for degree credit through COA and CEU credits through The Wildlife Society in Category 1 of the Certified Wildlife Biologist Renewal Program.


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