High School Advanced Marine Biology
Jul
23
Jul 29

High School Advanced Marine Biology

In this two-week teen science camp, students will explore Hurricane Island’s breathtaking coastline, beaches and trails. In the first week, students will learn to think, observe, and ask questions with an in-depth look at marine biology and the sampling methods scientists use to develop research projects. With the help of our education and research staff, students will spend the second week completing their own independent research project in marine biology, which they will present at a joint symposium with our Sustainability students at the end of their program.

High School Sustainability
Jul
30
Aug 5

High School Sustainability

This week-long teen science camp is packed with experiential learning adventures along Hurricane Island’s breathtaking coastline, beaches, and trails. Challenge your mind as you explore, think, observe, and ask questions, and become familiar with the alternative energy systems and technologies that support our off-the-grid island community.

Southern Maine Writing Project
Aug
1
Aug 3

Southern Maine Writing Project

The National Writing Project is the premier effort to improve writing in America. It began at the University of California at Berkeley in 1974 and now has over 200 sites around the country, including the Southern Maine Writing Project at the University of Southern Maine. The Writing Project fosters an interdisciplinary community and support system of teachers, administrators, and specialists from all grade levels and content areas, K‑University.

Middle School Island Ecology
Aug
6
Aug 12

Middle School Island Ecology

This week-long youth science camp is packed with experiential learning adventures along Hurricane Island’s breathtaking coastline, beaches, and trails. Challenge your mind as you explore, think, observe, and ask questions like a trained naturalist and become familiar with the field sampling techniques of island ecologists.

High School Marine Biology
Aug
13
Aug 19

High School Marine Biology

This week-long teen science camp is packed with experiential learning adventures along Hurricane Island’s breathtaking coastline, beaches, and trails. Challenge your mind as you explore, think, observe, and ask questions like a trained naturalist, and become familiar with the field sampling techniques of marine biologists.

Farm to Table Dinner
Aug
19
3:00 pm15:00

Farm to Table Dinner

Join us for an exquisite farm-to-table dinner on Hurricane Island. We will be celebrating with the bounty of our beautiful gardens, the skill and artistry of scratch cooking, and the incredible scenery of Hurricane Island.  Expect a relaxed and informal atmosphere but lively conversation.  Tickets are $150 each and include round-trip transportation from Journey's End Marina in Rockland. All but $75 per attendee is tax-deductible as provided by law. The boat departs at 3:00PM for a 4:00 PM arrival on Hurricane and will return by 9:30PM. Register to reserve your spot today.

Island Design Assembly
Aug
30
Sep 7

Island Design Assembly

Island Design Assembly brings together a team of students, architects, and educators for one intensive week to design, build, and install a project for an island community in Penobscot Bay, Maine.  We think of it as architecture at its best.

Farm to Table Dinner
Sep
2
3:00 pm15:00

Farm to Table Dinner

Join us for an exquisite farm-to-table dinner on Hurricane Island. We will be celebrating with the bounty of our beautiful gardens, the skill and artistry of scratch cooking, and the incredible scenery of Hurricane Island.  Expect a relaxed and informal atmosphere but lively conversation.  Tickets are $150 each and include round-trip transportation from Journey's End Marina in Rockland. All but $75 per attendee is tax-deductible as provided by law. The boat departs at 3:00PM for a 4:00 PM arrival on Hurricane and will return by 9:30PM. Register to reserve your spot today.

Volunteer Day
Oct
14
Jun 19

Volunteer Day

All good things must come to a (temporary) end.  Help us close up Hurricane Island at the end of our season! The boat leaves at 8am from Journeys End Marina in Rockland, and returns at the end of the day at 5pm. Fill out the contact us form to secure your spot, or call us directly at 207-867-6050. Work ranges from trail clearing, hauling materials for infrastructure projects, painting, gardening, and other small projects. Make sure to wear solid, supportive shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. If you have a specific skill or interest, please share with us so we can make use of your expertise! We will break mid-day for a free community lunch and there will be time at the end of the day to hike around and explore the island! 


Courage Earth
Jul
19
Jul 22

Courage Earth

Come join us for a Circle of Trust® Retreat on Hurricane Island, ME to renew your relationship with the natural world, others and yourself!

Middle School Marine Biology
Jul
16
Jul 22

Middle School Marine Biology

This week-long youth science camp is packed with experiential learning adventures along Hurricane Island’s breathtaking coastline, beaches, and trails. Challenge your mind as you explore, think, observe, and ask questions like a trained naturalist, and become familiar with the field sampling techniques of marine biologists.

Beginner Bird Banding
Jul
16
Jul 22

Beginner Bird Banding

The seven-day introductory courses are designed to provide both amateur birders and professional biologists with the skills necessary to participate in monitoring and research programs involving bird banding.

Advanced Bird Banding
Jul
12
Jul 15

Advanced Bird Banding

The four-day advanced classes are designed for experienced banders who wish to improve their sexing and ageing skills. Participants fine-tune the banding skills they already possess and advance their comprehension of molt strategies and ability to recognize molts limits and plumages on birds in hand. We focus on understanding and identifying the differences between specific adult age classes using the Identification Guide to North American Birds by Peter Pyle. We also spend time addressing advanced skills such as skulling, refining the scoring of various characteristics, and interpreting these characteristics for age and sex determinations.

High School Island Ecology
Jul
9
Jul 15

High School Island Ecology

This week-long teen science camp is packed with experiential learning adventures along Hurricane Island’s breathtaking coastline, beaches, and trails. Challenge your mind as you explore, think, observe, and ask questions like a trained naturalist and become familiar with the field sampling techniques of island ecologists.

Farm to Table Dinner
Jun
30
3:00 pm15:00

Farm to Table Dinner

Join us for an exquisite farm-to-table dinner on Hurricane Island. We will be celebrating with the bounty of our beautiful gardens, the skill and artistry of scratch cooking, and the incredible scenery of Hurricane Island.  Expect a relaxed and informal atmosphere but lively conversation.  Tickets are $150 each and include round-trip transportation from Journey's End Marina in Rockland. All but $75 per attendee is tax-deductible as provided by law. The boat departs at 3:00PM for a 4:00 PM arrival on Hurricane and will return by 9:30PM. Register to reserve your spot today.

Learning Retreat for School Leaders
Jun
26
Jun 28

Learning Retreat for School Leaders

The Hurricane Island Foundation is excited to announce the fourth annual Learning Retreat for Maine School Leaders! We invite teachers, principals, and superintendents to join us on Hurricane Island for a retreat that past participants have called “simply amazing” and an “inspiring and energizing experience”.

Wilderness First Responder
Jun
7
Jun 12

Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum includes all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The five-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation. All eligible students who successfully complete the course will receive Wilderness First Responder, Anaphylaxis, and Healthcare Provider level CPR certifications.  No previous medical training is required. Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in the 7-day course. Those under 18 years of age require the written consent of a parent or guardian. Students must be 18 years or older to participate in the 5-day course.

Volunteer Day
Jun
4
8:00 am08:00

Volunteer Day

The boat leaves at 8am from Journeys End Marina in Rockland, and returns at the end of the day at 5pm. Fill out the contact us form to secure your spot, or call us directly at 207-867-6050. Work ranges from trail clearing, hauling materials for infrastructure projects, painting, gardening, and other small projects. Make sure to wear solid, supportive shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. If you have a specific skill or interest, please share with us so we can make use of your expertise! We will break mid-day for a free community lunch and there will be time at the end of the day to hike around and explore the island! 

Island Design Assembly
Jun
2
Jun 10

Island Design Assembly

Island Design Assembly brings together a team of students, architects, and educators for one intensive week to design, build, and install a project for an island community in Penobscot Bay, Maine.  We think of it as architecture at its best.

Wilderness First Aid
May
26
May 28

Wilderness First Aid

The best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits.  Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.

Wilderness Emergency Medical Training
May
15
May 20

Wilderness Emergency Medical Training

The WEMT curriculum builds on EMS training and expertise to meet the special challenges of the remote and unconventional environment. It is designed for medical personnel working in rural EMS, search and rescue, law enforcement, disaster response, and on wilderness expeditions. Like all WMA International training, it represents the best application of the available science balanced by considerable clinical experience and the reality of providing medical care in difficult and dangerous places.

Wilderness Advanced Life Support
May
10
May 15

Wilderness Advanced Life Support

The Wilderness Advanced Life Support (WALS) is WMA International’s most advanced level course. Our 36-hour course is run over 4 - 5 days.  It is open to certified or licensed advanced level medical practitioners involved in rescue, mass casualty, and remote outdoor environments or urban areas in disaster or crisis. This constantly-evolving course is highlighted by discussions of new and innovative ideas and the appropriate application of technologies. The learning environment is challenging, stimulating, and fun.  The cost structure for this course is based on licensure. The appropriate cost will be applied when you register and make a deposit. Please email phoebe@hurricaneisland.net with questions.

Volunteer Day
May
7
8:00 am08:00

Volunteer Day

Escape to Hurricane Island for a day! Our volunteer days offer wonderful opportunities to spend time on Hurricane, visit old friends and make new ones, and get involved with hands-on service projects in a beautiful setting.

Teacher Day
Apr
22
9:30 am09:30

Teacher Day

We are offering a free trip to explore and learn more about the programs we offer through the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership.  If you are a teacher or administrator who would like to learn more about our professional development programs, school programs, and summer programs, we want you to come visit for the day!  Teachers: while we are a perfect location for science programs, we offer interdisciplinary offerings merging history, art, math, and English into our programs and we would be happy to work with you to tailor a program to your needs. Administrators: we offer a rejuvenating retreat location for you and your staff to work on the issues that matter most to your school.  Whether you just need a place to get away and focus or you would like professional facilitation, we work with you to meet all of your needs.  Our educator day this year is on April 22nd (Earth Day) and all you need to do is get yourself to and from our office in Rockland. We will take care of the rest!

Volunteer Day
Oct
16
8:00 am08:00

Volunteer Day

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE DUE TO EXTENDING OUR SEASON BY A WEEK!

(formerly on October 8 - NEW DATE IS OCTOBER 16)

All good things must come to a (temporary) end.  Help us close up Hurricane Island at the end of our season! The boat leaves at 8am from Journeys End Marina in Rockland, and returns at the end of the day at 5pm. Fill out the contact us form to secure your spot, or call us directly at 207-867-6050. Work ranges from trail clearing, hauling materials for infrastructure projects, painting, gardening, and other small projects. Make sure to wear solid, supportive shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. If you have a specific skill or interest, please share with us so we can make use of your expertise! We will break mid-day for a free community lunch and there will be time at the end of the day to hike around and explore the island! 

Supporting Scallops Through Community Action
Sep
13
12:00 pm12:00

Supporting Scallops Through Community Action

Join us at the Merryspring Nature Center in Camden to hear from our Science and Research Director, Cait Cleaver.  HICSL has been working with scallop fishermen, state managers, and scientists to monitor a closed area on the Lower Muscle Ridge. Cait will share insights into the project approach and results to date as well as provide an overview of HICSL’s science and research initiatives.

Farm to Table Dinner
Sep
3
3:00 pm15:00

Farm to Table Dinner

We no longer have online tickets for our September 3rd Farm to Table event. If you are still interested in attending, please email our Director of Development, Emily Peckham (emily@hurricaneisland.net) or call our office (207-867-6050) to inquire about availability.

Maine Boats Homes and Harbors
Aug
12
Aug 14

Maine Boats Homes and Harbors

Hurricane Island will be offering hands-on science activities for children again this year.  Visit us in the Children's Tent or at our table in the main tent to speak with staff and board members about what is happening on Hurricane Island.

Wilderness First Responder
Aug
6
Aug 11

Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum includes all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The five-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation. All eligible students who successfully complete the course will receive Wilderness First Responder, Anaphylaxis, and Healthcare Provider level CPR certifications. Students must be at least 18 years old to participate. No previous medical training is required. Click here to learn more and register.

Hurricane Island Rediscovered
Jul
18
7:00 pm19:00

Hurricane Island Rediscovered

Join us at the Vinalhaven Town Hall for a presentation sponsored by the Vinalhaven Land Trust about the research efforts underway on Hurricane Island. Through the process of archaeology the story of life on Hurricane Island is being revealed. Today, this relatively untouched setting is a time capsule offering a view to the past. What do unearthed objects from earlier times tell us about the historic and cultural nature of this special place? Fred Koerber will share findings from the first year and current archaeological research efforts on Hurricane.