Yesterday 20 students arrived on our Cape Eleuthera campus for Island School’s first Summer Term program. Island School Summer Term is a 5 week program featuring Human Ecology and Applied Scientific Research classes, as well as the traditional Island School outdoor programs curriculum with SCUBA, kayaking, and morning exercise. Summer Term students will be on island until the end of July, so check back soon to see Cacique updates posted regularly!
The Island School is pleased to congratulate IS Alum Trygg Larsson-Danforth (F03) on being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 49th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. Trygg recently graduated from Yale University where he played first base and led his team with 11 home runs and 44 RBIs. We look forward to continuing to cheer for Trygg as he moves into his professional baseball career. Way to go Trygg!
Congratulations to Island School alum Horatio Smith (F02), who recently opened up a restaurant in Nassau! Horatio’s restaurant, Nelly’s Deli, is located on Charlotte St. and serves a menu of sandwiches, soups, and salads, with a Bahamian special each day of the week. Next time you’re in Nassau, stop by Nelly’s for a delicious meal!
Last Saturday, alums from several semesters gathered in Boston to walk the Freedom Trail, a trail that follows historical sites through Boston. Organized by Derek Shooster (S06), the group visited several historical sites and stopped for lunch at Quincy Market, in an effort to gain a better sense of place in their Boston community.
Join us for more Boston events this summer:
July 18th- Tour of Woods Hole Research Center and Cocktail Party (RSVPs required to email@example.com)
July 19th- Grand opening of Cape Eleuthera Foundation’s new Boston Office, 6-8pm at 89 South St. Boston, MA 02111
Check out this story about New York Harbor School’s oyster project on NY1 news, featuring IS Alum Jephta Sullivan (F07)!
Back in Washington, DC after a week at The Island School is quite a contrast. It made me really realize how special Eleuthera is to me. All in all, it was an amazing weekend. Reconnecting with the Cape, diving, Continue reading
The Island School’s Spring 2010 band, under the pseudonym The Project IS, played a 40 minute set for Deep Creek’s Homecoming celebration this past Saturday night. Despite only an hour and a half of practice time, the Continue reading
Caciques: Emma and Owen
To start off the day, we had a sleep-in. However, as typical Island School students and faculty, hardly anyone slept in– everyone was busy going free-diving and painting a mural in Deep Creek. After breakfast, we had our math final, which was based on the presentations from our Directed Study projects that had occured a few days ago. Another big event was our last Continue reading
Caciques: Grace & Will
Morning circle was ambushed by a myriad of pirates. Pirate Remo hired us all to complete missions for him in our kayak groups. We had to find the golden conchs in the boy’s dorm beach wreck while fighting off a pirate in a kayak. We had to cross triangle cut playing waterpolo while being attacked by sharks (both faculty and dog) in snorkeling gear. We had to cross girls’s dorm cut Continue reading
I wrote this when we got back from an early morning free-dive last Wednesday. A rare pleasure.
“This morning I dived with a loggerhead. The turtle was missing a chunk of its shell. On its right hand side a shark, I assume, had taken a bite out of its shell and left its flipper intact but withered. We had been diving at Tunnel. I had taken three dives and was concentrating on relaxing under water, minimizing effort without concern for depth, and finding the point at which my buoyancy would become neutral and I would hover in the water column while excerting no effort. I had not yet found that depth. My buddy Continue reading