Island Adventures Awaits
Below is an introductory video about Penikese Island for student day trips.
Penikese provides the perfect setting to get kids off their screens and out in nature. Each visit to Penikese immerses students in experiential, nature-based educational programs that foster an appreciation for the importance of nature through the lens of Penikese Island.
We currently operate two main programs:
1. Day Trips for School Groups
We have brought middle-school and high-school students from Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard to the island during the school-year to learn about the ecology and natural history of the Elizabeth Islands.
2. Week-long STEAM Summer Camps for Girls
The cornerstone of our new programming is to introduce middle-school girls to the many faces of women in science, with the goal of breaking down the cultural norms that have perpetuated a gender gap in the sciences. Penikese provides the perfect environment for this, with its remote natural setting and close proximity to the scientific community in the village of Woods Hole.
Through collaborations with other educational organizations, we aim to introduce many more students to this remote island experience.