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Making More Time To Learn

Although we all have childhood memories of school days seeming to last forever, adulthood provides a new perspective on time spent learning. According to most parents and teachers, the time set aside for students to learn is not enough. Many … Read More

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The Next Generation of Environmental Stewards

The words in the gallery below are direct quotes from our Green Ambassador crew members. They provide a powerful representation of this employment program that operates in partnership between the National Park Service and Thompson Island Outward Bound. The Green … Read More

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Winter Reading From Outward Bound Professional

When Thompson Island staff members are not in the field, you’ll find them working their way through a stack of books and research papers related to the education and leadership principles, models, and frameworks that support Thompson Island Outward Bound … Read More

Winter Preparation Professional Learning

Time to Refocus and Reflect

On Thompson Island, we often use the winter season to reflect. As the Island’s classrooms and dormitories become quiet and still, we ask ourselves: How can we make what do well, even better? This year the question takes on both … Read More

Students Learn ‘Above All, Compassion’

Compassion: Demonstrating concern and acting with a spirit of respect and generosity in service to others On Thompson Island we value self-reliance, craftsmanship, service, and above all, compassion, as part of Outward Bound’s unique approach to character development. Boston public … Read More

Strategic Plans to Combat the Opportunity Gap

A Message from Arthur Pearson, Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center CEO Doesn’t everyone love summer? For many young people, the warm sun and sea breeze bring sailing lessons, summer camp, and family trips to National Parks. Experiences like these … Read More