Acadia Institute of Oceanography

AIO introduces young people to the exciting world of marine science through a unique hands-on curriculum that combines biological, physical and chemical oceanography with field, classroom, offshore, and laboratory work.

Every summer, more than 200 young people attend AIO from all over the United States and around the world. Students attend sessions limited to 44 students and spend two exciting weeks (intermediate and advanced programs) working together with our experienced staff.

At the heart of the AIO program is an experienced and qualified core of educators trained in the field of oceanography. These are classroom teachers, practicing scientists, and researchers -- many with advanced graduate degrees. The student to instructor ratio is approximately four to one.

The Acadia Institute of Oceanography (AIO) offers 5 summer sessions at beginning, intermediate, and advance levels. Sessions raise awareness and understanding about marine environments and stimulate interest in the sciences through exploration, research, and collaboration.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Sheryl Christy
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Executive Director
9 Lower Dunbar Rd
Castine, ME 04420
United States
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General Science