Hurricane Island Foundation's mission is “to create and preserve an open and sustainable island community that supports and enhances the educational opportunities of youth from Maine and beyond.
Hurricane Island is 10 miles southeast of Rockland and two miles southwest of Vinalhaven in the Fox Islands archipelago, Penobscot Bay, Maine. The island measures about one mile by one-half mile, totaling 125 acres. It has an interesting history as a granite quarry company and an Outward Bound School, which you can read about here.
On Hurricane Island, we are working to develop both the Center for Science and Leadership and our Field Research Station. Both of these initiatives will work together to help students and scientists participate in authentic, hands-on field science and collaborative leadership programs and experiences.
Our programs reach public and private middle and high school students, college and university students, graduate researchers, undergraduate interns, amateur naturalists, scientists, sustainable engineers, and volunteers who are committed to our mission and excited about the opportunities on Hurricane!