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A daylong event focused on alternative transportation will take place on Saturday, April 26 BAR HARBOR, ME – College of the Atlantic (COA) will host its annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. The student-organized event will include a Junior Ranger Day with Acadia National Park (ANP), […]

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Building and maintaining soil organic matter is central to the productivity of vegetable farms. Many vegetable growers import compost from off-farm sources as their reliable source of additional soil organic matter. However, the use of woody species from woodlots and forest edges has the potential to save farmers money and time while also managing their boundaries between field […]


Nick Urban ’15 shared his internship experience while working with Samsø Energy Academy in Denmark at the Human Ecology Forum on April 8. The forum also served as an information session for the 3-credit course Islands: Energy, Economy and Community being offered in the fall of 2014 at COA. Urban started the forum with a brief introduction […]


Time Out Magazine recently asked faculty member Nancy Andrews for her top 10 best animated movies – ever. Her list joins others from Wes Anderson, Nick Park, Carlos Saldanha, and more. Said Nancy about her picks: “This was tough, because most of my favorite animations are shorter than 60 minutes, and it hurts to make […]

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Allied Whale’s workshop will train volunteers in stranding response for seals and whales BAR HARBOR, ME – Allied Whale, College of the Atlantic’s marine mammal research group, will hold its annual Spring Marine Mammal Stranding Response workshop on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1 pm – 5 pm at the college’s McCormick Lecture Hall. The […]

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Lucille Jan-Turan ’16 continues her musical journey with international rock band, Sunskull, appearing in their video All Men Are Brothers. The song raises awareness and money for War Child, a charity that specifically helps children affected by war. Sunskull does much of their recording and video production in cyber space. They will have the title […]

What does it take to live a sustainable life? President Darron Collins ’92 says that buying “green” is just the beginning. Read an excerpt below from his column for “The Conversation,” a new feature in the Sunday section of the Portland Press Herald. The Conversation: What does it take to live a sustainable life? Maine’s […]


Nishanta Rajakaruna ’94, professor of Botany at COA, collaborated with Robert S. Boyd, professor of Plant Ecology at Auburn University, to write the invited chapter, “Serpentine Soils” for Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Rajakaruna received his B.A. in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in 1994. He joined the faculty of COA in 2004 as […]