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, and a scientific buoy in Harpswell Sound. 

Coastal Studies Facilities

Alana Luzzio and Emily Bodell in the Marine Lab

Bowdoin Marine Science Semester (BMSS)

Ernest Joy, Kent Island Field trip



Allen Lab summer 2015


Marine Laboratory Blog

Baja field trip arrival by boat