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Biology

Maine Summer Course

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    The students had the opportunity to hike seven peaks in the park (three of them just for fun!) and explore diverse terrestrial communities including hardwood, boreal, alpine and lowland birch forests as well as a bouncy peat bog complete with carnivorous plants.
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    We rose early on our last day (3:45AM) to see the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, reputed to be the first point in the United States to see the rays of the rising sun, and to begin our long drive home to Maryland.
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    Coastal Maine is a wonderful place to investigate marine ecology with kelp and barnacle crowded coastal cliffs, tide pools packed with fascinating marine invertebrates and an abundance of coastal and marine vertebrates including bald eagles, porpoises and seals.