Earth Day Storytelling

Christopher Ross, Director of the Stonington Public Library, will read aloud for us in celebration of Earth Day.
Thanks To The Animals by Allen Sockabasin (Passamaquoddy Storyteller) Illustrated by Rebekah Raye
https://www.stoningtonlibrary.org/

Wings, Waves, & Woods Festival 2021

School Nature Trail – May

Wings, Waves, & Woods Festival 2021

Birding Stories
Listen to stories read by Chase Emerson Memorial Library’s Nina Woodward, about some of our favorite birds. Storytime designed for birders of all ages.
https://www.deerislelibrary.org/

Deer Isle Stonington Elementary School 

DISES Students Welcome Spring With a Birdhouse Project:
“If, as Leo Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, “Spring is the time of plans and projects,” then DISES fifth and sixth graders have launched wholeheartedly into spring with their own exciting project: building birdhouses. Mickie Flores, DISES science teacher, as well as Island Heritage Trust’s (IHT) Environmental Educator Martha Bell and IHT Development Associate Alex Drenga, helped students construct the birdhouses in small-group sessions.  Provided through the generosity of Charlie Cannon, Holbrook Island Sanctuary’s Park Manager, the birdhouses arrived as kits that Cannon created.  Each of the 50 kits consisted of pre-cut and drilled white pine as well as nails and screws.  Cannon even included some hammers for the project, which followed on the heels of an extensive study of bird behavior the students had been conducting for their science class since last year.”
– Elke Door IHT Volunteer & Board Member

Garden & Farm Series 

Spring Garden Planning

This is the first virtual program from Island Heritage Trust’s Maine Garden & Farm Series. Join Anneli, Co-Owner & Manager of the Deer Isle Hostel, in an educational discussion about spring garden planning. We hope you feel inspired to get out on your land this gardening season! 

Deer Isle Hostel https://deerislehostel.wordpress.com/

Crystal Cove Preserve

Happy Last Day of Winter 2021

Join our Environmental Educator, Martha Bell, and take a pop quiz on tracks. We’ll be looking at tracks in the snow at Crystal Cove Preserve.

School Nature Trail

Fall / Winter 2021

Join our Environmental Educator, Martha Bell, and see some highlights of autumn and early winter on the School Nature Trail.

Holiday Herbalist Quarantinis!

Solidago School of Herbalism

Join Brighid Doherty in making some fun Holiday mocktails!

Click here to view full recipes and instructions.

Crockett Cove Woods Preserve 

Environmental Education 

With our longtime volunteers Marnie & Ken Crowell!

Holt Mill Pond

Intertidal Zone – Part Three

Environmental Education 

With our Environmental Educator, Martha Bell!

Shore Acres

Environmental Education 

With our Environmental Educator, Martha Bell!

Thank you to our summer intern, Mariah Reinke! 

Scott’s Landing

Bird and Nature Walk – July 

With our Environmental Educator, Martha Bell!

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU SAW OR HEARD IN THIS VIDEO…

BIRDS:  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/

PLANTS: ‘Go Botany’: https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org 

Scott’s Landing

Bird and Nature Walk – June 

With our Executive Director, Paul Miller!

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU SAW OR HEARD IN THIS VIDEO…

BIRDS:  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/

PLANTS: ‘Go Botany’: https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org 

Lily Pond Park

Foraged Herbalist Cocktails – May

Join local herbalist, Brighid Doherty for monthly cocktails and mocktails. Using ingredients foraged in your back yard, you can mix up your cocktail-game in a fresh way each month!

For more information about herbalism visit: https://www.solidagoherbschool.com

In the state of Maine, it is required by law to have permission to forage on private land. Please always practice sustainable and ethical foraging.  

Reach Beach

Intertidal Zones – Part One

Join Island Heritage Trust’s Environmental Educator, Martha Bell, to explore Deer Isle/Stonington’s intertidal zones.

Holt Mill Pond

Intertidal Zones – Part two

Join Island Heritage Trust’s Environmental Educator, Martha Bell, to explore Deer Isle/Stonington’s intertidal zones.

Pine Hill Evergreen Walk

Come for a virtual medicinal evergreen walk with local herbalist, Brighid Doherty at Pine Hill Preserve. The walk will focus on the health benefits of a variety of evergreen trees including Pine, Cedar, Juniper, and Spruce. We will also look for spring medicinal weeds that may be sprouting, along the way. All ages are welcome!

For More Info: https://www.solidagoherbschool.com/

In the state of Maine, it is required by law to have permission to forage on private land. Please always practice sustainable and ethical foraging.  

Shore Acres 

Vernal Pool Talk

Join Island Heritage Trust’s Environmental Educator, Martha Bell, and Executive Director, Paul Miller, to explore the vernal pool at Shore Acres Preserve.

For more information watch Edwin Barkdoll’s video presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5r5w…

Staff Voices: Giving Tuesday

Listen to our staff share what our mission means to us as you virtually ascend the steep walking trail of Pine Hill Preserve.