Press Release

Art and bird programs at SERC


Contact: Gail Thompson, SERC Institute

207 288 1360

Brown Bag Lunch Series at SERC

Friday, February 15 11:30 am – 1 pm

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Connecting to Nature through the Lens

Join Artist-in-Residence photographer Colleen Miniuk-Sperry at the Moore Auditorium on the SERC campus for her presentation Connecting to Nature Through the Lens, Friday, February 15, at 11:30 am. Colleen is an award-winning professional photographer, author, and teacher who specializes in outdoor recreation, nature, and travel. Visit her web site to learn more about her art. Free and open to the public; donations welcome at the door. Bring your lunch; SERC will supply coffee, tea, and water.

The Great Backyard Bird Count at SERC

Saturday, February 16 9:30 am – Noon

Join Seth Benz, Director of the Schoodic Bird Ecology Lab, at 9:30 am, Saturday, February 16, at Schoodic Point to identify and count birds as part of a nationwide effort. Dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them. The outdoor portion (9:30 – 10:15) is immediately followed by indoor slide presentation at Moore Auditorium on the SERC campus (10:30 to Noon). Come to one or both parts of this nationwide participatory citizen science event. Help create a real time snapshot of where the birds are! Free and open to the public; donations welcome at the door.

All SERC events are sponsored by SERC Institute and Acadia National Park. SERC Institute is the nonprofit partner of Acadia National Park and the Schoodic Education and Research Center. The mission of SERC Institute is to guide present and future generations to greater understanding and respect for nature by providing research and learning opportunities through its outstanding Acadia National Park setting, unique coastal Maine facilities, and innovative partnership programs.

For more information about any events, to learn more about SERC Institute, or to make a contribution to SERC Institute, contact Gail La Rosa Thompson, Director of Advancement at or 288-1360.