Located on a former farm, the Schiller Coastal Studies Center at Bowdoin College includes 2.5 miles of rocky shoreline and 118 acres of coastal spruce-pine forest and fields. Our access to the Gulf of Maine, diversity of natural habitats, and well-equipped science and residential facilities open up a wide range of marine, estuarine, and terrestrial research and teaching possibilities.
The Schiller Center enables high-level field- and laboratory-based interdisciplinary study related to critical issues of coastal and climate concern. With its accessible oceanside location and modernized facilities, the Center is foundational to Bowdoin's expanding role as a leader in environmental studies.