• July 11

    Island Institute

    386 Main St
    RocklandMaine 04841

    Artist and curator Leith MacDonald will speak about his recent research for a catalogue of Monhegan art. Using rarely seen paintings from a private collection, MacDonald will explore a variety of connections between the artists and their subjects on Maine's premier art colony.

  • July 18

    Island Institute

    386 Main St
    RocklandMaine 04841

    Sea level rise is a persistent and long-term problem. Learn the basics of sea level rise, including projections for future water levels, and hear how the Island Institute is working to help Maine’s island and coastal communities adapt in the face of these changes.

  • July 19

    Shuck Station Raw Bar

    68 Main Street
    NewcastleMaine 04553

    Join the Island Institute at Shuck Station Raw Bar in downtown Damariscotta/Newcastle to taste local oysters, learn about our aquaculture business development program, hear from partners, and discuss the future growth potential for Maine aquaculture products.

  • July 25

    Island Institute

    386 Main St
    RocklandMaine 04841

    Being faithful to your political convictions is not always easy on an island. Vinalhaven resident, business owner, town selectman, and author Phil Crossman will take a personal, humorous look at the intricacies of life on an island and island politics.

  • August 1

    Island Institute

    386 Main St
    RocklandMaine 04841

    One of our country’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Barbara Ernst Prey will give a talk on island insights and inspiration highlighting her four decades of island painting.

  • August 8

    Island Institute

    386 Main St
    RocklandMaine 04841

    Just what do we mean when we talk about Maine’s working waterfront? Tom Groening, editor of the Island Institute’s "The Working Waterfront" newspaper, will speak about the battle to retain fishing access to the rapidly developing waterfront, as well as what assets remain and what challenges loom for the Maine coast.

  • August 15

    Island Institute

    386 Main St
    RocklandMaine 04841

    Nowadays, mussel and oyster farms are thriving enterprises, and new efforts at sea farming come online every year. The kingpin of aquaculture remains Atlantic salmon. Author and food authority Nancy Harmon Jenkins will take a look at what these new developments for land-based salmon operations will entail, especially for consumers, and try to dispel some of the more unfortunate mythology with which it has been tainted.

  • October 4 to October 5

    University of Maine Hutchinson Center

    80 Belmont Avenue
    BelfastWaldo County, Maine 04915

    The 2018 Island Teachers Conference (ITC) will be held Thursday, October 4 to Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine.