• June 24 to June 26

    Island Institute

    386 Main St
    RocklandMaine 04841

    All teachers are literacy teachers. Based on interest expressed by island and coastal teachers and administrators, we are excited to host this in-depth, three-day literacy institute facilitated by Portland Public Schools literacy coaches Tracy Warren and Elizabeth Spinney. Taking place June 24-26, the Summer Literacy Institute will focus on best practices in PK-12 literacy and will be tailored to the identified grade levels and needs of participants.

  • July 3

    Island Institute

    386 Main St
    RocklandMaine 04841

    Photo archivist Kevin Johnson will give a photographic tour of the archives from the Penobscot Marine Museum.  The museum has the largest photography archives in the state, made up of dozens of collections and more than 300,000 photographic images spanning from the 1880s to the recent past. The slide show and talk will look at the various collections with a special focus on Maine's Midcoast, islands, and working waterfronts.

  • July 10

    Island Institute

    386 Main St
    RocklandMaine 04841

    Communities are largely absent from national discussions of how to address climate change. Every day our towns and cities take practical steps to solve global problems through community member choices and behaviors. Island Institute President Robert Snyder will discuss the skills communities must have and how the Island Institute is currently working with communities to build the muscle needed to deal with climate change.

  • July 17

    Island Institute

    386 Main St
    RocklandMaine 04841

    Mandy Metrano, teacher on Monhegan Island, and Yvonne Thomas, education specialist at the Island Institute, will speak about Maine's island schools and take a look at both the advantages and challenges of teaching in these remote environments.

  • July 24

    Island Institute

    386 Main St
    RocklandMaine 04841

    Microplastic pollution is considered an emerging issue of international concern. Marine research scientist Abby Barrows will discuss the complex problem of plastic pollution—from behavior changes and diminished offspring performance in animals to the negative human and environmental health effects—and some of the solutions required to address it.

  • July 25

    Union Hall

    24 Central Street
    RockportME 04856

    Not to be missed! Join us at Union Hall in Rockport for a special evening that brings together art historian/critic Daniel Kany with painter Henry Isaacs for a conversation about Kany's new book, "Travel Notes: Paintings by Henry Isaacs."

  • July 31

    Island Institute

    386 Main St
    RocklandMaine 04841

    Maritime historian, author, and editor Lincoln Paine will take a look at the role energy has played in Maine's maritime history, and the relationship of water, fossil fuels, and wind energy as a part of that story.

  • October 10 to October 11

    Island Institute

    386 Main St
    RocklandMaine 04841

    The 2019 Island Teachers Conference will be held in Rockland—at the Island Institute (and various additional locations) on Thursday, October 10th and at the new Mid-Coast School of Technology facility on Friday, October 11, 2019. Hosted by the Island Institute since 1987, the Island Teachers Conference is an annual networking and professional development opportunity for island and coastal educators who share both the challenges and advantages of teaching in small, rural and geographically isolated communities. Learn more and register today!