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

Three Minutes of Inspiration on NECN

On October 6, 2015 New England Cable News featured Thompson Island in a fantastic piece on their Making the Grade segment. In three minutes they were able to capture the magic of the Island, the powerful impact of our youth programs, … Read More

2015 Thompson Island 4K Trail Run

Over 1,000 runners tackled the trails and hills at the annual Thompson Island 4K Trail Run in Boston Harbor on September 24, 2015. Presenting Sponsor New Balance and Champion Sponsors JDL Corporate Interiors, Standish, and Turner were joined by an … Read More