Natural History Week: Oh Sacred Earth Now Wounded

June 17, 2017 to June 24, 2017

“The earth is in peril.” —Bernie Sanders

Now more than ever we must face the most daunting of issues: holding on to humanity and the climate crisis. We must resist denial and apathy and set our minds on a future. We need to honor all living beings and work to heal the earth. Leading our conference are environmental activists, Tim DeChristopher, co-founder of Peaceful Uprising, and singer/songwriter, Bryan Cahall. Tim and Brian emphasize the spiritual approach to the climate movement. Their unique concept of words and music is a transformational experience. It creates harmony and unity that lends to healing us and protecting the planet. Among other events this week: a performance of renowned Bread and Puppet Theater, using bigger than life characters representing the need for us to learn about social injustice, climate change and to come together. Visit our website for more about this exciting conference.

Interested in Bread and Puppet Theater, but don’t want to spend the full week on Star Island? We’re offering a day trip & overnight stay to view the performance. Stay tuned for more details!

Youth Programming

Kids are the responsibility of their parents unless partaking of organized children’s activities. These activities, such as art, games, sports, storytime, marine lab, and numerous other activities, are under the supervision of one or more adults, giving parents some free time, once each morning and afternoon, and during Social Hour. Parents will be asked to help lead those activities.


Tim DeChristopher, climate activist and co-founder of Peaceful Uprising
Bryan Cahall, singer/songwriter and Music Director at Peaceful Uprising

Minister of the Week


Program Fee

$125 / adult (age 18+) $25 children (Youth)

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

NHW Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
Adult 18+ $939 $1,264 $1,156 $1,680

Ferry Schedule

Saturday, June 17
Departure: Portsmouth 2:55 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 3:55 p.m
Saturday, June 24
Departure: Star Island 8:20 a.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 9:45 a.m.


Email registrar Anne Perkins at


Contact Registrar Anne Perkins at