Island Explorations and Island Explorers


Island Explorations 2017 Schedule

Every Tuesday, July 11th through August 22nd

Ages 3-6 (with an adult), held from 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Programs are free and are held rain or shine (unless heavy rain or thunderstorms). Please bring drinking water and a snack to all programs, and appropriate clothing.

For more information contact Chloe Joule by emailor telephone (207) 734-6907


 Location Activities
July 11th Turtle Head Preserve Turtle Head has been used in many
ways by many people over the course of its’ history. Together we will explore some of these uses, from the Penobscot Nation fishing and clamming off the shore to European settlers tapping the sugar maple stand to create syrup.
July 18th Hutchins Island and Marsh Preserve Hutchins Island is a unique spot on Islesboro, only accessible by land between mid and low tide. It has an equally unique history of land use. We’ll explore how the Native Penobscot Tribe may have used it thousands of years ago and imagine what it might have been like to live there as the owners of a home that once stood there.
July 25th Sandy Oliver’s Homestead (1061 Main Road) 100 years ago, Islesboro was nearly all farmland. Islanders had to grow, preserve and store their own food to support themselves and their families. We will explore this self-sustaining homestead lifestyle at Sandy Oliver’s home.
August 1st Mosley’s Dock and Big Tree Beach Fishing is a long-standing tradition in Penobscot Bay. This week we will get an insight to what it takes to be a lobsterman on Islesboro.
August 8th The Heinen’s
(on Drexel Lane, at the end of the Bluff Road.)
Blueberries are a delicious native berry, found across Maine and have been foraged for and harvested on
Islesboro since the Penobscot Tribe lived here. Let’s use our senses to learn about and take in these tasty treats!
August 15th Broad Point Preserve Not too long ago, wetlands were seen as useless areas of land – swamps that needed to be filled. Let’s explore how far we have come in understanding their importance to ecological balance.
August 22nd Hinkle Preserve StoryWalk®!  For the second year in a row, IIT and the Alice L. Pendleton Library are teaming up to bring a StoryWalk® to the community. Join us to explore the Hinkle Preserve through the beauty of reading.



Island Explorers 2017 Schedule

Every Thursday, from July 13th through August 17th

Ages 6-11, held from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Programs are free and are held rain or shine (unless heavy rain or thunderstorms). Please bring drinking water and a snack to all programs, and always dress to get wet.

For more information please contact Chloe Joule by email, or phone (207) 734-6907

Program descriptionThe world is changing rapidly — each year setting new records in heat and unpredictability. This summer, each week will focus on responsible sustainability practices and protecting Islesboro’s natural resources.

Date Location
July 13th Hutchins Preserve
July 20th Turtle Head Preserve
July 27th Big Tree Beach / Mosley’s Dock
August 3rd The Lily Guest Trail
August 10th Herbert Preserve
August 17th Chloe Joule’s Home
(McCorison Lane, off the Ferry Road)

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