Natural History Week 2023
June 18 - June 25
Unraveling the Shoals’ Secrets: Straight from the Scientists
Welcome to Natural History Week 2023! Join us to discover the fascinating ecological secrets of the Isles of Shoals directly from the scientists unraveling them. Speakers from the Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML), on our sister island of Appledore, will share current studies of marine science such as seabirds, seals, and more. The scientists will share their study design, methodologies, data collection, and how their findings enhance our understanding of the islands’ ecology and human impacts. Dr. Jennifer Seavey will introduce and conclude our week, with “guest” scientist speakers from the SML each day highlighting specific studies. We hope to include a behind-the-scenes tour of the SML, and a boat trip to view the tern and seal study sites on nearby White Island and other isles.
Young people are welcome to join us. There is limited youth programming, yet young Shoalers often accompany their parents and grandparents and create lifelong memories.
Jennifer Seavey, Ph.D., Kingsbury Executive Director, Shoals Marine Laboratory
Minister of the Week
Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Maryland
$135 per person
Room & Board
The rates below are per person for the full length of the conference.
Standard Shared: $1,169 | Standard Single: $1,590
Motel Shared: $1,439 | Motel Single: $2,112
Under 6: Free | 6-11 years: $541 | 12-17 years: $774
June 18: Depart Portsmouth at 2:20 PM, arrive to Star Island at 3:30 PM
June 25: Depart Star Island at 8:50 AM, arrive in Portsmouth at 10:15 AM
Email Ellen Campbell, conference registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Images courtesy of Shoals Marine Lab.