Students and staff from Gould Academy joined us on Hurricane Island for a few days of fun and exploration. Upon their arrival they participated in leadership initiatives, a long hike around the island, and a chilly plunge into the ocean off of the pier. A cook out dinner on the South end was followed by a journey through “the crack” and board games illuminated by headlamps. Luckily the rain held off the next morning and students were able to take charge in a massive beach clean up around Gibbon’s Point on the Northern side of Hurricane, coming back with over 500 pieces of marine debris and dozens of lobster buoys. Science Educator Alice Anderson led a discussion about Maine’s lobster industry and lobster anatomy, and students got a chance to try hauling one of Hurricane’s lobster traps by hand. Thank you Gould Academy students for toughing out the wet spring weather!