Meet Impressive Thompson Island Alumni

Studies confirm that early engagement with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is especially important for middle school-aged students to identify with the possibility of becoming scientists, technicians, engineers, and mathematicians, particularly girls and minorities who are underrepresented in STEM. … Read More

The First Face of Thompson Island

Sean Warfield, Deckhand For thousands of students and guests traveling to Thompson Island, the first person to greet them is Sean Warfield, deckhand on the MVOB, our ferry. What they see is a welcoming smile, and the offer of a steady hand to get … Read More

Meet the BEETLES!

Thompson Island is shaping the future of science education. We’re partnering with the BEETLES Project (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing) from the prestigious Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley to bring cutting edge science education to the Island. BEETLES lessons inspire curiosity about the natural world … Read More

Islanders Gather for 2015 Reception

On November 4th, our Islanders – individuals and families who support our work with annual gifts of $1,000 and more – were treated to a special reception generously hosted by Genzyme, a biotechnology company with headquarters in Cambridge. In addition to tours of their architecturally … Read More

‘Tis the Season to Get Things Done!

The snow and cold doesn’t stop our work to educate young people through challenge and discovery. During the winter months, Thompson Island staff plan for the upcoming season, working closely with Boston Public School teachers and administrators. Here’s an example of some of the … Read More