Partner Event – Talk of the Towns: Small-Scale Aquaculture & Futures for Our Marine Economies

The Town of Stonington is excited to present the fourth in its new series of public conversations and media screenings at the Stonington Opera House on issues that bridge, matter to, and unite our area communities. This event will discuss Small-Scale Aquaculture and Futures of Our Marine Economy. The gathering will include a social hour… Read more »

Members Only: Storm Response and The Impact of Philanthropy

Island Institute invites its members to hear directly from a Storm Response Business Resilience Grant recipient, a coastal town manager, and our team working to advance policy and projects to build back “higher, greener and stronger” in response to the destructive January storms. Learn more about how Island Institute put your philanthropy dollars to work… Read more »

Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2024

Island Institute is taking part in the Maine Fisherman’s Forum this year at the Samoset Resort. The Maine Fishermen’s Forum is a three-day annual event held over the first weekend in March at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. The Forum brings together fishermen, sea farmers, gear suppliers, state and federal scientists and regulators…

Talking Aquaculture in Maine: The Oyster Capital of Maine

This is event is co-sponsored by Lincoln Theater and Shuck Station. Since the glaciers receded from Maine, oysters have had a place in the Damariscotta River. Its famous shell mounds are a testament to this long history and the connection to the river held by the Nanrantsouak of the N’dakina and larger Wabanaki populations. Join Damariscotta… Read more »

Talking Aquaculture in Maine: Women on the Water

This is event is co-sponsored by Lincoln Theater. Dive into the experience of women in the aquaculture industry! While there have been more female farmers in the last five years than ever before, Maine’s aquaculture industry is still a male–dominated sector. We’ll learn about the various roles these impressive women have in the aquaculture industry as… Read more »

Talking Aquaculture in Maine: Super Powers of Seaweed

This is event is co-sponsored by Lincoln Theater. Learn from ocean scientists and Maine sea farmers about kelp’s amazing impacts in the economic and environmental health of our coastal communities. Maine is currently the largest producer of kelp in the United States, with farms located along our entire coastline. The growing season – late fall to… Read more »

December Days of Cheer in Archipelago

Archipelago’s December Days of Cheer are here! Archipelago, the Island Institute store, is celebrating the holiday season and their customers with a special 20% discount off of special collections of Maine-made items from December 1st to December 11th. Shop online or in the store. Store hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10-4. Curbside pickup available for local… Read more »

2021 Maine Broadband Summit

Join the Maine Broadband Coalition for the third annual(ish) Maine Broadband Summit, November 18-19, 2021. The broadband landscape in Maine has evolved since the last summit, and it’s time we convene to share and learn together as we continue forward toward statewide reliable internet access. Through two, half-day virtual sessions, the Summit will cover complex… Read more »