Island School Celebrates Summer on Cape Cod!


This past weekend, Island School alumni, friends, and family gathered in Cape Cod to celebrate summer.  On Sunday morning, Maxey roused the troops and got a group of Island School staff to participate in the Falmouth Sprint Triathlon.  Chris and Pam Maxey, Christian Henry, and Karla Cosgriff braved the cold New England waters for a .3 mile swim, biked 9.6 miles along the coast, and ran 3.2 miles to the finish line.  Congratulations to everyone!

Following this morning exercise, a large group gathered at Woods Hole’s Marine Biological Laboratory for a tour of their facilities.  Alumni, future students, families, and friends all joined together to learn how the research they are doing at MBL is related to the work we do on Cape Eleuthera.  Thank you to Dan, our tour guide, for showing us all the amazing things going on at Woods Hole!

Group tours water filtration system ay MBL

Christian Henry shows off his horshoe crab wrangling skills

The day ended with an amazing cocktail party hosted at the Gibson’s home in Woods Hole.  The Island School’s trip to Cape Cod was a great success and we hope to make the Island School’s summer day on the Cape an annual tradition. Maxey is encouraging everyone to start training for next year’s triathlon now!

David Miller catches up with S09 alums Matt Vetter and Krissy Taft
Checking out creatures in one of MBL's holding tanks