Our unique location means you study first-hand at the ocean, in the mountains, on the lake, and on a working farm.
Imagine studying evidence of Cretaceous dinosaur eggs in the American southwest or setting up time-lapse cameras and sensors to document mussels in a national estuary. Short-term travel opportunities on weekends and during school breaks allow students to safely explore parts of the world they might not otherwise ever have the opportunity to visit.
Environmental Science Semester (ESS)
Spend a semester in the field immersed in science-travel across two countries, two states, and six Maine islands, gathering and interpreting data from unique field sites. Learn more about ESS.
From Classroom To Careers
The labs sciences provide students with a strong analytical skills needed for careers in biotechnology, research, pharmacy, medical and veterinary schools, and more.
Learning From Experience
The student to faculty ratio is 13:1 with an average class size of 16. Students will learn directly from experienced faculty members through informative lectures and lab work, so they can take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to their future profession.
Students have the opportunity to engage in faculty-led research, learning various methodologies through field experiences to prepare them for careers and graduate school.
Our students succeed in science because of many hands-on opportunities. From collecting lake water samples, growing tilapia in aquaculture class, winter excursions to Mt. Washington, to practicing veterinary skills at our organic farm.
With a newly installed WeatherSTEM module, students will have the opportunity to learn hands-on about current and forecasted weather conditions, and conduct different scientific research.
National Science Foundation-Funded Science Scholars Program
This scholarship program provides curricular activities, science speaker lectures, research projects, and support from faculty and upperclassman mentors.