“As soon as I walked into Heartwood Lodge, I stopped and said, ‘Wow. It’s beautiful.’ The campus and surrounding region provided an ideal location for a retreat that was not only easy to coordinate but also perfect for encouraging our students and faculty to get to know and learn from each other in a comfortable and beautiful setting.” –Shane Moeykens, Maine EPSCoR Director (the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)
Graduate students and faculty from the University of Maine and University of New England, whose research focuses on sea vegetables, bivalves, and finfish, came to CCLC for a retreat in August 2018. Students stayed in Heartwood Lodge and attended professional development workshops and field trips across the Cobscook region.
Beyond the retreat’s educational and professional benefits to participants, Marcella Silver, Administrative Coordinator for EPSCoR, said, “The CCLC staff was wonderful to work with. It was a smoother process than I could have possibly imagined. As soon as we arrived, everyone made themselves at home.”