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Ellie Corbett, SP’15, Interns with Dr. Edith Widder

Ellie Corbett’s last jump off High Rock during Spring 2015. Growing up on the coast, Ellie, SP ’15, knew she loved the ocean long before going to The Island School.…

Island School alum, CEI Grad Student featured on Cal Bears site

Mackey Violich, a former student from fall 2006, and now a graduate student at the Cape Eleuthera Institute through Florida State University, has been featured on the Cal Bear website. At…

New England Road Trip: The Island School Admissions Team is in Full Swing of Travel Season

Last week our admissions team, Taylor Hoffman (SP‘06), Maggie Nichols (F‘09), and Glenn Hartman-Mattson (Faculty‘14-15), visited high schools and colleges throughout New England! We spoke with prospective students and caught…

HIOBS group prepares to head out

Today marks the start of the Hurricane Island Outward Bound Maine to Bahamas sailing expedition to the Exuma Cays! After 10 days on campus learning about sustainability, the marine environment,…

Fore the Ocean: Future Island School students clean up Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay is full of golf balls, Alex and Jack are the “somebodies” to do something about it. Alex Weber and Jack Johnston will be students attending The Island School…

Alumni Spotlight: Carter Brown (Sp ’09)

Our bus came up a short hill, rounded the last corner and before us was a sign marking the entrance. The Island School! As we crunched and bounced down the…

Alumni Spotlight: Devin Gilmartin (F’14) and Tegan Maxey

If you have been following this blog for a while, you may remember back in May when we published a piece about Fall 2014 alum Devin Gilmartin and his 2020…

Alumni Spotlight: Maddie Hawk (SP ’10)

Maddie Hawk from the Spring 2010 Island School recently graduated from DePauw University with a double major in English (literature) and film studies. She was a member of Phi Beta…

Summer Expeditionary Program ready to set sail!

We at the Island School are pleased to announce, in partnership with Hurricane Island Outward Bound, the first Expeditionary Summer Term. The program takes the form of a 19-day sailing…

IS BESS students talk ponds at conferences

Christian McIntosh, a BESS scholar and a Fall 15 Inland Ponds Research Class student, recently presented the group’s work at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference.  This conference is a biannual event hosted by…

Krissy Truesdale is still at it!

Krissy Truesdale (F’13) continues to do important work in her community.  In this blog piece written by her, she talks about the importance of education and personal drive for inspiring…

Local Students partner with Island School kitchen staff

The kitchen staff at the Island School recently hosted two classes of high school students from Preston H Albury High School.  During their time here, the students worked with Sophia…

A busy week with The Island School Research Symposium and Parent’s Week

Last Thursday was The Island School Research Symposium! It is a highlight of Parent’s Week, and a time for parents to hear about the good work being done by their…

Shark Research and Conservation Program Begins Novel Deep-Water Shark Telemetry Project

Deep-water sharks are slow growing, slow to mature, and have a relatively small number of young, and as a result are extremely vulnerable to human-based disturbances. This, coupled with the…

Goggles or Sneakers? It’s Track Time by Christian McIntosh

When people think of Island School they usually think of the sustainability, kayak trips and maybe even lightning position, but rarely do we think of the run and swim tracks…

Anderson Cabot Family Leadership Gift takes Sharing Solutions Campaign to the Crest of the Wave

Ed Anderson and Linda Cabot step up to the top of our giving pyramid with a $2 MM total pledge. In addition to helping us build the new Anderson Cabot Graduate…

Anderson Cabot Family Leadership Gift takes Sharing Solutions Campaign to the Crest of the Wave

Ed Anderson and Linda Cabot step up to the top of our giving pyramid with a $2 MM total pledge. In addition to helping us build the new Anderson Cabot…

Mackey recounts her deep-sea adventures with Dr. Edith Widder in the Gulf of Mexico

My journey started as an Island School student back in Fall 2006, before Cape Eleuthera Institute even existed. The bridge across the mangroves was just being built. After my semester…

Summer Term: BANANAS about the swim test

As we headed into the first few days of Summer Term many of us weren’t sure what to expect. However, now that we have spent a bit of time here…

The Island School Partners With Hurricane Island Outward Bound to Offer Sailing Expeditions

Hurricane Island Outward Bound School (HIOBS) is partnering with The Island School to launch an expeditionary sailing program to be operated out of The Island School’s campus in Cape Eleuthera,…

Island School Hosts an International Youth Summit with Musician, Jack Johnson and 5 Gyres

This past weekend The Island School hosted the SEA Change Youth Summit with musician, Jack Johnson and 5 Gyres to raise awareness about the impacts of plastic pollution in the ocean and…

Staff Spotlight: Peter Zdrojewski

Name: Peter Zdrojewski Where are you from?: The Paris of the Midwest, also known as Cleveland, Ohio Where were you before this?: Teaching marine ecology to high school students in…

IS and CEI Hosting 2015 Youth Action Island Summit June 5-7

The Island School and Cape Eleuthera Institute, in partnership with 5Gyres, musician Jack Johnson and All At Once, are excited to host the Youth Action Island Summit on our Cape Eleuthera campus…

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: OLIVIA GELL

Name: Olivia Gell Where are you from? New York Where were you before this? I was studying at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania What brought you to The…

Staff Spotlight: Mik Cooper

Name: Mik Cooper Where are you from? New York City Where were you before this? Directly before arriving on Eleuthera I was in New York City but before that I…

Island School Research Class Helps Assess the Local Reef Invertebrate Populations

Read about some of the amazing real-world work Island School students are doing in their research class taught by researchers at the Cape Eleuthera Institute! http://blog.ceibahamas.org/2015/05/13/island-school-research-class-helps-assess-the-local-reef-invertebrate-populations/

Meet your Caciques of the week!

Name: Gus Where are you from?: Bloomington, IN How did you find out about The Island School?: My brother went– SP12 Name one thing not many people know about you:…

Blackbeard, the Manatee, in Boathouse Cut!

This morning we were visited by a large manatee in the Boathouse Cut! Educational Programs Lead Educator, Tiffany Gray, shared photos and information on the sighting with Bahamas Marine Mammal Research…

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: EMMA ALEXANDER

Name: Emma Alexander Histories Teacher, Dean of Students Where are you from? Cambridge, MA Where were you before this? Cape Town, South Africa What brought you to Eleuthera? I was…

Meet your Caciques of the week!

With only half the students on campus, this week’s Caciques have done a great job of setting the tone and bringing energy to campus. Name: Olivia  Where are you from?:…

Meet your Caciques of the week!

This week’s Caciques helped guide the student body through a rigorous academic week and kept things light with a campus-wide game of assassin (the winner has yet to be crowned).…

Meet Your Caciques of the Week!

This week’s Caciques finished off another great week. Here’s a little bit about them. Name: Jessa Where are you from?: Grand Rapids, MI How did you find out about The…

Staff Spotlight: Flora Weeks

Flora Weeks joined The Island School as a math teacher this past fall after spending a year working in Maine at Chewonki. When not teaching math, Flora can be found leading…

Meet your Caciques of the week!

This week’s Caciques have been hard at work running daily circles, finding ways to make meal times more exciting, and acting as student leaders. A highlight of their week was…

Staff Spotlight: Alex Cook

The Island School is thrilled to welcome our newest faculty member Alex Cook this spring. When not advising and leading kayak trips, Alex can be found hard at work in the…

Gap Year Students in the Field with the Lionfish and Sustainable Fisheries Teams

Gap Year students spent an afternoon with the sustainable fisheries program, dissecting lionfish and engaging in discussion about the invasive species. During the dissection students poked at lionfish visceral fat…

DCMS and ELC Students Compete in Jr. Junkanoo

Hours of practice and hard work paid off for Deep Creek Middle School students last Saturday night at The 2014 Eleuthera Jr. Junkanoo held in Governors Harbour.  Accompanying DCMS for…