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A Bit About Us

Bringing Students to the Science

Penikese Island School, Inc, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1973 and based in Woods Hole, MA.


Since 2019, it has operated Penikese Island Discovery as an immersive educational experience where Penikese island is the laboratory. 


Continuing our long tradition promoting education and wellness through the unique, pristine and beautiful environment of Penikese Island, the staff, board and community around Penikese is focused on providing local schools and educational organizations with the unique opportunity to Discover Penikese, by spending a day (or longer) visiting Penikese Island.

As an established non-profit managing a very unique natural resource, Penikese is in a special position to begin more broadly sharing Penikese Island with the wide, enthusiastic audience we have identified. Our island trips present a particularly exciting opportunity for school children.

Since launching in 2019, we have been fortunate to share the natural beauty of Penikese Island and our unique, experiential, nature-based educational programs with hundreds of students from Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay and Martha’s Vineyard.