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Fall Weekend Workshops

Moss landscapeWeekend workshops serve as distraction-free periods away from work and home for the opportunity to learn from a specialist. They begin with a Friday afternoon arrival and dinner at 7 PM, 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 5 PM on Sunday to allow for travel time home. Participants are invited to extend their stay in order to study, relax, browse the Institute’s 8,000 volume natural history library, or explore our stunningly beautiful coastal region of Maine.

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Dates Title Instructor(s)
2017 Fall Weekend Workshops
Sep 29 - Oct 1 Mushroom Microscopy: An Exploration of the Intricate Microscopic World of Mushrooms David Porter and Michaeline Mulvey
Oct 13 - 15 Bryophytes: Mosses and Liverworts Fred Olday
Oct 20 - 22 Introduction for Biologists and Ecologists to Impact Assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act J. Peyton Doub
Oct 27 - 29 Kimchi Making Jill Lee
Nov 3 - 5 Crustose and Foliose Lichens Fred Olday
Nov 10 - 12 Woody Plant Identification from Twigs Dennis Magee

Workshop descriptions are here.


Workshops are generally limited to 8 participants, so early application is recommended. Application Form. 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 full 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 or stay additional days to enjoy an extended weekend at Eagle Hill. Please indicate your preferred schedule on the Application Form. A kitchenette is available for participant use when extending their 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 - 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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