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Fall Weekend Workshops

Moss landscapeFall workshops serve as distraction-free weekends away from work and home for the opportunity to learn from a specialist. They begin with a late Friday afternoon arrival and dinner at 7 PM, followed by an introductory program. 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 5 PM on Sunday to allow for travel time home. Dinner is not provided that evening. Participants are invited to consider an extend stay (see below).

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Natural History Science Programs Overview

Application form - Fall weekend workshops


Dates Title Instructor(s)

2018 Fall Weekend Workshops

  Underlined titles are linked to flyers.  
Sep 7 - 9 Asters and Goldenrods Jill Weber
Sep 14 - 16 Current Issues in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Lynne and Stephen Hale
Sep 21 - 23 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review Process Peyton Doub
Sep 28 - 30 Fall Maine Mushrooms David Porter and Michaeline Mulvey
Oct 5 - 7 Columbus Day Weekend Retreat  
Oct 12 - 14 Bryophytes: Mosses and Liverworts Fred Olday
Oct 19 - 21 Northeastern Freshwater Fish Assemblages David Halliwell
Oct 26 - 28 Crustose and Foliose Lichens Fred Olday
Nov 2 - 4    
Nov 9 - 11 Tree and Shrub Identification using Twigs and Other Winter Characteristics Dennis Magee

General Application Information and Costs, etc.

Workshops are generally limited to 8 participants, so early application is recommended. Applications are best sent in at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of a workshop, but late applications are accepted if space is available (please call first).


$150 for 2 days of instruction. Some workshops have a lab fee.

$30 per night, per person, double occupancy. 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, 3 meals on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday - $90.
2. Commuter meal plan: dinner on Friday and lunches on Saturday and Sunday - $45.

We welcome and encourage those who would like to arive early and/or stay additional days to enjoy an extended weekend at Eagle Hill in order to study, relax, browse the Institute’s 9,000 volume natural history and art history library, and/or hike our stunningly beautiful coastal region of Maine. A kitchenette is available for light cooking.


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 - 10%.
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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