Bowdoin Coastal Studeis Center

The Coastal Studies Center occupies a 118-acre coastal site with 2.5 miles of shoreline that is twelve miles from campus on Orr’s Island, and known as the Thalheimer Farm. The Center is devoted to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and features a marine biological laboratory with flowing seawater, a terrestrial laboratory, a pier and dock facility, meeting spaces, a scientific buoy in Harpswell Sound, and home base to the Bowdoin Marine Science Semester (BMSS). 

Message from the Director

Dave Carlon

Facilities

Marine Lab Tanks

BMSS

BMSS