By: Ashley Ney-Vollmer

To Spend the Night on an Island

For much of our history, humans have had a fraught relationship with the hours between sunset and sunrise. We have a pattern of hiding from the nighttime - attempting to erase the night by transforming it into day. My own experiences have convinced me th
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By: Laura Lynch

Choosing Challenge: Summer Connections Week 4

Braving muggy weather, mosquitoes, and quicksand-like mud known as “detritis,” students entered the salt marsh for “the best Ranger Time yet!” Students stuck their feet into sandy, knee high boots and set off to explore organisms f
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By: Thompson Island Outward Bound

Eye on Education: Thompson Island Outward Bound

When a team from WBZ CBS Boston arrived on Thompson Island, our Connections students got the chance to share in their own words what their Thompson Island Outward Bound experiences have been like this summer. Watch the interviews or read Pa
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By: Laura Lynch

Reaching New Heights: Summer Connections Week 3

Week three of Summer Connections saw the students climbing towards new heights- and reaching them.  With “physical fitness,” as the guiding pillar, students pushed themselves physically and mentally through climbing courses, low ropes, Ra
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By: Laura Lynch

Exploring the Outdoor Classroom: Summer Connections Week 2

  After week two of Summer Connections, students boarded the ferry with muddy sneakers and a newfound passion for collecting crabs. “This has been my favorite part of Summer Connections so far,” shared one student, adding, “it was
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By: Thompson Island Outward Bound

Thompson Island Featured on the Boston Neighborhood News Network

Watch Nikki Tabron of Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center and Eric Arnold of Hale Reservation talk about how their hands-on learning programs can help local students bridge gaps in STEM achievement and job opportunities with Chris Lovett on the
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