Bowdoin Coastal Studeis Center

The mission of the Schiller Coastal Studies Center (SCSC) is to promote research, education, and appreciation of coastal environments.  Occupying 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 SCSC 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


Marine Lab Tanks