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Summer Week-long Seminars 2022 ... Calendar

With what we think is reasonable optimism and a mellow approach, we are offering in-person week-long seminars in 2022. We will carefully monitor and follow CDC and state health safety guidelines. A COVID-19 vaccination certificate (including proof of the booster shot) will be required.

We add seminars as they are scheduled.

Summer Week-long Seminars ... This page features the traditional week-long, in-person, and in-residence field seminars we have been offering since 1987. All are intensive training opportunities that are taught by expert instructors. All involve field trips that are focused on learning about the ecology of species in their natural outdoor environment. The indoor classroom part of these seminars includes lectures, discussions, and lab identifications and studies of specimens that have been collected in the field. They begin with a Sunday late afternoon arrival and dinner at 7 PM, followed by an introductory program. Mondays through Fridays are full teaching days, with meal times 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. They conclude after breakfast on Saturday.

Nature Retreats ... Opportunities for nature retreats overlap with the above programs.

Other Eagle Hill natural history programs are as follows.

Fall Weekend Workshops ... These in-person and in-residence workshops offer shorter intensive learning opportunites over weekends with expert instructors. We have been offering them since 2014.

Online Seminars ... These fully interactive seminars are taught online by expert instructors outside of normal work-week hours, i.e., during evenings (Eastern Time) and on weekends. They are offered by way of Zoom and are interactive without the use of recorded presentations.

A nature retreat guest option is available during seminar weeks.

We welcome guests who would like to come to Eagle Hill for a nature retreat, rather than a seminar. They have the option to participate in evening online seminar classes.

Natural history science programs overview

General information




Dates Title Instructor(s)

2022 Week-long Seminars - Others pending

Titles are underlined when a link to the flyers has been added. For seminars marked with *1, *2, or*3, see the tuition section here.
May 15 - 21 Lichens and Lichen Ecology Troy McMullin
May 15 - 21 Marine Macroalgae: Ecology, Identification, Distribution, and Importance  Advanced Independent Study Only Amanda Savoie
May 22 - 28 The Lichen Genus Lepraria James Lendemer
Jun 5 - 11 Introduction to Bryophytes  Seminar Canceled Fred Olday
Jun 12 - 18 Introduction to Tardigrade Study and Identification *1  Seminar Canceled Emma Perry and William Miller
Jun 19 - 25 Liverworts and Liverwort Ecology *1 Blanka Aguero
Jun 26 - Jul 2 Mosses in the Field: A New Approach to Moss Identification Full. Jerry Jenkins
Jul 10 - 16 Wetland Identification, Delineation and Ecology *2 Rick Van de Poll and Joseph Homer
Jul 10 - 16 Grass Identification: An In-depth Review Dennis Magee
Jul 24 - 30 Mushroom Identification for New Mycophiles: Foraging for Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms *1 Greg Marley and Michaeline Mulvey
Jul 31 - Aug 6 Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates Full. Charley Eiseman
Aug 7 - 13 Field Botany of the Maine Coast: Learning to Network with the iNaturalist Community Robert Wernerehl
Aug 14 - 20 Introduction to Lichens Seminar Canceled Fred Olday
Aug 21 - 27 Ferns and Lycophytes: Identification, Biology, and Natural History *2 Robbin Moran and Carl Taylor
Aug 21 - 27 Banding Songbirds and Raptors: Livetrapping, In-hand Aging and Sexing, and Data Collection Adrienne Leppold and David Brinker
Sep 18 - 24 Practical Boating Course Craig Shipp
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