Natural History Week 2024

June 16 - June 23

Drama in the Natural World

Peter Alden, a well-known naturalist, will share his extensive knowledge of the natural history of the Isles of Shoals and North America.
His topics will include Sea Life in the Gulf of Maine, Invasive Plants of the Northeast, Nature from Thoreau to Now, Megafauna Since the Ice Age, High Canadian Archipelago, and Let’s Change Some Bird Names.

Youth Programming

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.

Theme Speaker

Peter Alden, Naturalist and Author. Peter lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

Minister of the Week

To be announced.

Program Fee

$135 per person

Room & Board

The rates below are per person for the full length of the conference.

Adults (18+) 

Standard Shared: $1,222 | Standard Single: $1,662

Motel Shared: $1,504 | Motel Single: $2,207 


Under 5: Free | 6-11 years: $565 | 12-17 years: $809 

Boat Schedule

Departure from Portsmouth Sunday, June 16th 2:20 PM  

Departure from Star Island Sunday, June 23rd 8:50 AM  


Email conference registrar James McLaren at

Images courtesy of Shoals Marine Lab.