College of the Atlantic: Islands Through Time

Bar Harbor, ME

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Islands Through Time provides learning from an interdisciplinary perspective. Spend several nights at the college's island field stations. Visit natural marine habitats and the rocky intertidal coastline. Gain firsthand experience in data collection and research.

At College of the Atlantic, we believe that students learn best when they get as much individual attention from faculty as possible. Groups of students will rotate through a variety of activities and learning experiences, while individuals or smaller groups will participate in intensive tutorials. You will visit whale feeding grounds, seal haul-outs, seabird colonies, and the rocky intertidal coastline. Gain firsthand experience in data collection and research with whale and seabird experts at offshore island research stations. Explore writing and literature with college professors while visiting the places you are reading about and honing your own writing skills. Develop skills and potential in creative expression through music, video, or other media. Work hard and challenge yourself, both intellectually and personally, through hands-on educational experiences, study, and reflection. 

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