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Category: education and research
Goals: COA offers a B.A. in Human Ecology which includes programs in marine and coastal studies, environmental policy, and environmental education.
In addition to offering courses in marine mammals and coastal ecology, the College sponsors: (1) Allied Whale which maintains the North Atlantic Humpback and Finback Whale catalogues; (2) summer school for teachers offering courses in marine and coastal ecology; (3) a week-long summer program for teachers and their families to participate in daily field trip excursions; (4) a Natural History Museum which maintains collections of coastal birds and mammals, conducts educational programs including a "Whale-on-Wheels" outreach for school children, and offers programs at the College (see listing for Natural History Museum in this section); and (5) a weekly summer lecture series on ecological topics.
Resources: Mt. Desert Rock and Great Duck Island Research Stations, Thorndike Library, Natural History Museum, study skins and pelts of birds and mammals, Gates Auditorium, and a 26-acre coastal campus.
Region: Mt. Desert Island
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