Deer Isle is a spectacular island community

of 24,000 acres and 112 miles of shoreline, comprising the towns of Deer Isle and Stonington and outlying islands.

Island Heritage Trust is a community-based, non-profit land trust contributing to the well-being of the island community by conserving its distinctive landscape and natural resources, maintaining public access to valued trails, shoreline and islands, and by providing educational programming for all ages.


  • 22Friday, January 22
    12:00am - 11:59pm

    The Virtual Whalemobile for Kids

    January 22, 2021

    This is a virtual Whalemobile experience. Cynde McInnis from The Whale Mobile will do an initial presentation about whales, and then students will see the whale inflate and go inside. Topics covered are baleen and teeth, communication, individual identification, and the importance of whales. There will also be feeding video footage and a conversation about whale poop and how it is good for the ecosystem!
    * We have changed our schedule to allow for some classrooms to have their own presentations. Homeschoolers and other individuals are welcome to join the time below! If you are a teacher with a a class that is interested please contact us and we can set up a separate time for you.
    5-12 year olds are invited to join us for a session from 11am-12pm, Friday Jan 22nd.
    Please call BHHT office to preregister for this free program! Space is limited. 374-5118.
    After you register you will be sent a zoom link(s) to attend the program

  • 28Thursday, January 28
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    WEBINAR - A Virtual Whale Watching Adventure!

    January 28, 2021  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    A Virtual Whale Watching Adventure!: Curious about what lives in the waters offshore of the Gulf of Maine? Join Julie Taylor, lead naturalist with the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, for an adventure out into the open ocean in search of whales, sharks, seabirds and other marine life. We will learn about the life history of all that we see. There is so much life along and just beyond the Maine coast! Don’t miss the boat!  Julie Taylor has worked as a naturalist and guide with the Bar Harbor Whale Watch for 12 years. She studied marine science and education at the College of the Atlantic and has worked for organizations such as Allied Whale, Blue Ocean Society and EcoHealth Alliance conducting research and educating the public about whales and other marine life in the Gulf of Maine and beyond.  

    Register Here!

  • 3Wednesday, February 3
    10:30am - 11:30am

    Learning with Nature FOR KIDS! Theme of the Month: Animal Tracks and Ice

    February 3, 2021  10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Island Heritage Trust will continue to offer zoom sessions for remote learners and homeschoolers, but in 2021 they will be specifically for kids!
    We will be sharing science lessons as well as nature crafts on different monthly themes. Ages 4-13 are welcome to log on and participate in an interactive session.
    Registration is required. Sign up at the link below:

  • 18Thursday, February 18
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    WEBINAR - Winter Ecology

    February 18, 2021  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Winter Ecology: Steve Ressel has been interested in how temperature impacts the lives of animals that lack the capacity to maintain a constant high body temperature (as seen in mammals and birds) since graduate school, which eventually led him into the realm of winter ecology.  This webinar will highlight some of the more amazing adaptations that year-round resident animals of Maine possess in response to potentially lethal winter conditions. From frozen frogs to birds that enlarge their brains in winter, Steve’s webinar will draw on numerous field experiences that he has shared with his students while teaching Winter Ecology at COA for the past 26 years. Steve joined the faculty at College of the Atlantic in 1993 and teaches courses in the areas of vertebrate biology, environmental physiology, herpetology, winter ecology, and biological photography.  He also served as director of the college’s natural history museum until 2005.  He has traveled extensively throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, and Central America for his research, and has published in OecologiaCopeiaThe Journal of Experimental BiologyPhysiological and Biochemical Zoology, and Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

    Register Here!



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Friends From The Field Webinar

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