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    Summer Programs at Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership

    Summer Programs at Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July, August
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Marine Biology, STEM, Preserving the Environment, Environmental Science
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (207) 867-6050
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    Hurricane Island programs embed students in experiences that leverage the art and practices of science as tools for leadership and social change. Through personal and group explorations, students explore their own strengths as transformative leaders who can address the sustainability challenges facing our world today.

    Spend a week on Hurricane Island, a beautiful, 125-acre, off-the-grid island in Penobscot Bay! Our popular week-long summer programs for middle and high school students are packed with hands-on activities that help students to think, observe, and ask questions like trained naturalists, develop leadership skills, immerse themselves in the natural history and ecology unique to the island, and connect and learn from their peers, forming friendships and sharing laughs both while they learn and relax on Hurricane Island. And there's all the fun you'd expect being on an island in Maine.

    • Lobstering on Penobscot Bay
    • Hiking, swimming, star gazing
    • Rock climbing and rappelling in an old granite quarry
    • Drawing, sculpture, building, and creative problem solving

    We encourage interested students to sign up for any or all of the programs listed below and improve their skills as a naturalist, observer, and recorder of change in our natural world. Join the Hurricane Island Community today!

    Program Options

    • Middle School
      • Island Ecology
        • July 10-15 or August 14-19
      • Marine Ecology
        • July 10-15 or August 14-19
    • High School
      • Island Ecology
        • July 17-22
      • Marine Ecology
        • July 17-22
      • Art & Marine Science
        • July 24-29
      • Advanced Marine Science (Entering 10th-12th grade)
        • July 24-August 2
      • Sustainability Leadership
        • August 7-12
      • Women of Water
        • August 7-19 (subject to changes)