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Eagle Hill Fall Weekend Workshops 2015

blueberry bush in winter; fish samples on counter; winter botany students in fieldThe Eagle Hill Institute is pleased to announce its series of Fall Weekend Workshops for 2015. These weekends serve as distraction-free periods away from work and home for the opportunity to learn from a specialist. Workshops begin with a Friday afternoon arrival and dinner at 6:00 p.m., followed by an introductory lecture. Saturdays and Sundays are full workshop days that combine field trips, lectures, and lab studies, with meals serving as relaxed settings for informal discussions. Evenings are set aside for discussions by the fireplace in the dining hall's comfortable lounge or for follow-up classroom activities. Each workshop concludes about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday to allow for travel time home. Participants are invited to extend their stay in order to study, relax, browse the Institute’s 7,000 volume natural history library, or explore our stunningly beautiful coastal region of Maine.


Click on hot-linked seminar titles for course descriptions, instructor biographies, and syllabi.
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Dates Title Instructor(s)
Sep 25 - 27 The Craft of Photography: Pushing the Limits of Your Camera **** Cancelled—Contact us if you might be interested in this workshop for Fall 2016**** Bruce Cassaday
Oct 2 - 4 Ice Age Trail DownEast Hal Borns
Oct 9 - 11 Introduction to Mosses and Their Allies Fred Olday
Oct 16 - 18 New England Freshwater Fish: an Identification Workshop David Halliwell
Oct 23 - 25 Introduction to Lichens Fred Olday
Oct 30 - Nov 1 The Challenge of Macrophotography Bruce Cassaday
Nov 6 - 8 Woody Plant Identification by Twigs Dennis Magee


Workshops are generally limited to 8-10 participants, so apply early online to reserve your spot: Application Form. Applications are best sent in at least three weeks prior to the beginning of a workshop, but late applications are accepted if space is available (please call first).


$150 for two full days of instruction. Some seminars have a required lab fee.

$30 per night, per person. We try our best to assign rooms according to preferences. Some single rooms are available. Commuters are welcome.

Meal Plans
A choice of meal plan is required.
1.   Resident meal plan: dinner on Friday, all three meals on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday - $90
2.   Commuter meal plan: dinner on Friday and lunches on Saturday & Sunday - $45

We welcome and encourage those who would like to stay additional days to enjoy an extended weekend at Eagle Hill. Please indicate your preferred schedule on the Application Form. There is a kitchenette available for participant use when extending your stay.


The following general discounts are available. The discounts apply to both tuition and room costs, but not meal costs.

Year-round residents of Hancock and Washington Counties - 20%
Couples or groups - 20%
Alumni of 1 previous seminar or workshop - 10%
Alumni of 2-3 previous seminars or workshop - 15%
Alumni of 4 or more previous seminars or workshop - 20%
Students at colleges and universities - 10%; with faculty letter of recommendation - 20%

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