School Outreach Programs

Sixth grade students take in the view from Barred Island Preserve.

Island Heritage Trust is taking its school programs to a whole new level! Read Mike Little's letter to the editor here from the November 21, 2013 Island Ad-Vantages to find out how. More info on the Marine Studies Pathway.

Adopt-A-Preserve Program In Full Swing

It is a great hands-on natural history experience for the children to understand, observe, and record the many cycles that island animals and plants undergo each year.

Here are the classes and the places they have adopted:

Kindergarten - Reach Beach
First Grade - Crockett Cove
Second Grade - Scotts Landing
Third Grade- Mariner's Park
Fourth Grade - Shore Acres
Fifth Grade - Settlement Quarry
Sixth Grade - Barred Island
Seventh Grade - Lily Pond
Eighth Grade- Tennis Preserve

“The Adopt-A-Preserve field trips have been excellent,” said Don Sargent, parent of kindergartener Amber Sargent. ”The IHT field guides are great with the kids and hands-on teaching. My daughter Amber walked away with a new sense of place that she did not have before.”

Fourth Graders sing praises of Shore Acres

Emily Mueller and Jen Haggerty's fourth grade class worked on a project about Shore Acres. For this project the students took pictures at Shore Acres. Later in the classroom Emily projected the images onto a screen while students wrote about their experience. The visual stimulation encouraged some of the reluctant writers to open up and let their thoughts flow freely. Then students typed up their comments and they compiled this slide show as a final project for the year.

DISES students enjoy fall trips to Preserves

Students examine moss and lichen at Barred Island.

Sixth grade students study kelp with volunteer Lee Fay on a fall trip with their class.


Island Heritage Trust
420 Sunset Road ~ Deer Isle, Maine
Mail: P.O. Box 42 / Deer Isle, ME 04627
Phone: 207-348-2455
FAX: 207-348-2455


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